Worth Your Salt?

Some Jesus Things

Swaddling Cloths Salt CovenantSalt played a fundamental role in the bible. Salt was used within Hebrew society of the Testament periods as seasoning, preservative, disinfectant, a unit of money, and a crucial component of all ceremonial offerings required by God.

In the days of Jesus, King Herod held a monopoly on salt coming from the Dead Sea. This is where the priests got their supply of salt needed for Temple rituals and offerings. Roman soldiers were often paid with salarium argentum, or salt money. Even our word “salary” comes from the Latin word sal, meaning salt. Slaves were often traded in salt, this is the origin of the expression that someone is “not worth his salt.”

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