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Mammon /ˈmæmən/, in the New Testament of the Bible, is material wealth or greed, most often personified as a deity, and sometimes included in the seven princes of Hell.

 

Etymology[edit]

 

Scholars do not agree about its etymology,[1] but it is theorized that Mammon derives from Late Latin mammon, from Greek“μαμμωνάς”, Syriac mámóna (“riches”),[2] Aramaic mamon (“riches, money”),[1][3] a loanword from Mishnaic Hebrew ‘ממון (mmôn) meaning money,[4][5][6] wealth,[7] or possessions;[8] although it may also have meant “that in which one trusts”.[1]

 

The Greek word for “Mammon”, μαμμωνάς, occurs in the Sermon on the Mount (during the discourse on ostentation) and in theparable of the Unjust Steward (Luke 16:9–13). The Authorised Version keeps the Syriac word; John Wycliffe uses richessis.

 

Christians began to use the name of Mammon as a pejorative, a term that was used to describe gluttony and unjust worldly gain in Biblical literature. It was personified as a false god in the New Testament. {Mt.6.24; Lk.16.13} The term is often used to refer to excessive materialism or greed as a negative influence.

 

 

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Author: Joxua Luxor

Known by his online handle Shivah Solomon, he paints as Joxua Mourningstar, he teaches Martial Tai Chi as Master Ten Ton Tiger, writing on occult mysteries he is known as Rabbi Ba'al Shiva, he writes philosophical fiction as Shivastus Solomonicus, and he does comedy as Adam Wolfe.

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