[kawr-buh n; Sephardic Hebrew kawr-bahn; Ashkenazic Hebrew kawr-buh n]
- a sacrifice or offering made to God, especially among the ancient Hebrews in fulfillment of a vow.
Origin of corban
1350–1400; Middle English < Hebrew qorbān literally, a drawing near
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Examples from the Web for corban
The Daily Pic: Corban Walker expands on issues of smallness.Large as Life
November 26, 2012
Although the inscription was broken, the word Corban was still legible.Archology and the Bible
George A. Barton
I said to him 'Corban,' and shook the dust of Bethsaida from my feet.The Unknown Quantity
Henry van Dyke
Corban, kor′ban, n. anything devoted to God in fulfilment of a vow.
Mr. Corban, having notice from friendly Indians, escaped with his men to St. Mary's.
He had devoted the Corban funds to unhallowed purposes, and had mingled the blood of the Galileans with their sacrifices.The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. II (of II)
Walter M. Chandler
- Old Testament a gift to God
- New Testament Judaism the Temple treasury or a consecration or gift to it (Matthew 27:6; Mark 7:11)
C14: from Late Latin, from Greek korban, from Hebrew qorbān offering, literally: a drawing near