wealth regarded as an evil influence
(New Testament) a personification of wealth and avarice as an evil spirit
"ye cannot serve God and Mammon"
The desire for wealth personified as an evil spirit.
Wealth, material avarice, profit.
Origin: From mammona, from Hellenistic μαμωνᾶς, from .
riches; wealth; the god of riches; riches, personified
Origin: [L. mammona, Gr. mammwna^s riches, Syr. mamn; cf. Heb. matmn a hiding place, subterranean storehouse, treasury, fr. tman to hide.]
Mammon, 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. Mammon may have also been a reference to Caesar whose tax coin claimed Caesar was a god, forcing Jews to break the first and second commamdments to have no other gods, nor to have their engraven images, or idols everytime they paid taxes or tribute to Caesar. Mammon may have also been a reference to government, since the creator of money is government. Jesus was discussing two masters and the only other master besides God was Caesar.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mam′un, n. riches: the god of riches.—adj. Mamm′onish, devoted to money-getting.—ns. Mamm′onism, devotion to gain; Mamm′onist, Mamm′onite, a person devoted to riches: a worldling.—adj. Mammonist′ic. [Low L. mammona—Gr. mamōnas—Syriac mamônâ, riches.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the Syrian god of riches, which has given name to the modern passion for material wealth, specially conceived of as an abnegation of Christianity, the profession of which is in flat antagonism to it.
The Roycroft Dictionary
The Pope of Protestantism.
The numerical value of mammon in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of mammon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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