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Ransom

RANSOM (răn’sŭm, Heb. kōpher, pidhyôn, gā’al, Gr. lytron, antilytron). The price paid for the redemption of a slave (Lev.19.20); a reparation paid for injury or damages (Exod.22.10-Exod.22.12); a fee, fine, or heavy assessment laid on a person as a substitute for his own life (Exod.21.30). There was no ransom provided for the willful murderer (Num.35.31). In the NT the term signifies the redemptive price offered by Christ on the cross for the salvation of his people (Mark.10.45; 1Tim.2.6).