A-Z: General definitions: Zacchaeus


A chief tax collector from Jericho who had abused his position to make himself rich. Being a small man, Zacchaeus climbed a tree in order to see Jesus, who asked if he could visit his house. Zacchaeus welcomed Jesus and showed he wanted to repent of his greed by giving half his goods to the poor and compensating anyone fourfold if he had cheated them. Zacchaeus became a disciple of Christ (Luke 19:1-10).

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