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Old 07-01-2009, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by HowlerMonkey View Post
If you consider the Wright Brothers Flyer and the Space Shuttle to be "exactly the same thing" I can see where you would think that, but there are very important differences in both cases. In the case of the Denarius vs. the Penny there are differences in size, weight and buying power as well as the position each coin held in in the money system.

I notice that in the case of the "Farthing" you didn't address any of my points, you just lumped me together with brewers.
Weight is irrelevant because pennies have been various weights. Size is irrelevant because pennies have been various sizes. Buying power is irrelevant because pennies have had varying buying power.

The reality is that a penny is exactly what Jesus handled.

As for the farthing, “And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.” (Mark 12:42).

Notice the varying value:

Lu 12:6 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?

Mt 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.

The word “farthing” means quarter. The reality is that a farthing is a quarter value coin! The coin in the Bible is exactly that. Therefore the word “farthing” is completely accurate and correct.