Word: gazofulakion

Pronounce: gad-zof-oo-lak'-ee-on

Strongs Number: G1049

Orig: from 1047 and 5438; a treasure-house, i.e. a court in the temple for the collection-boxes:--treasury. G1047

Use: Noun Neuter

Heb Strong: H1595 H3957 H7665

    1) a repository of treasure, especially of public treasure, a treasury

    It is used to describe the apartments constructed in the courts of the temple, in which the not only the sacred offerings and things needful for the service were kept, but in which the priests, etc, dwelt: Ne 13:7; of the sacred treasury in which not only treasure but also public records were stored, and the property of widows and orphans was deposited. Josephus speaks of treasuries in the women's court of Herod's temple. In the N.T. near the treasury seems to used of that receptacle mentioned by the rabbis to which were fitted thirteen chests or boxes, i.e. trumpets, so called from their shape, and into which were put the contributions made voluntarily or paid yearly by the Jews for the service of the temple and the support of the poor.