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Luke 21:1-2

The Treasury

In Shekalim 6:5 it is said that “there were thirteen horn-shaped chests in the Temple,” i.e. receptacles for contributions. Each was labeled for specific contributions and evidently set up on the Court of the Women, where all contributors were in public view. It is at these trumpet-shaped chests, which Mark and Luke call “the treasury,” that the widow of Mark 12:41-42 and Luke 21:1-2 contributed her “mites.”

Exegesis and Exposition, Vol. 3, # 1 (Fall, 1988), p. 47