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mammon

(măm`ən), Aramaic term, meaning worldly riches, retained in the New Testament Greek. "Ye cannot serve God and mammon" is one of the most noted biblical strictures.
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Mammon

avaricious fallen angel. [Br. Lit.: Paradise Lost]
See: Greed

Mammon

personification; one cannot serve him and God simultaneously. [N.T.: Matthew 6:24: Luke 16:9, 11, 13]
See: Money
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Mammon

New Testament the personification of riches and greed in the form of a false god
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