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CREDIT, CREDITOR. There is no technical term for “credit” in the commercial sense in either OT or NT, yet both include terms for “creditor” in the sense of one who has lent money or goods to a debtor. Under the Torah (
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
(pisteuein; 1 Macc 10:46 the, the (British and American) "gave no credence"; 18:6 the King James Version, the Revised Version (British and American) "trusted"; 1 Macc 1:30 the King James Version, the Revised Version (British and American) "credence"): In the modern commercial sense the noun "credit" does not occur in the canonical Scriptures or in the Apocrypha.