|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
(Hebrews 'aron, generally rendered "ark"), the coffer into which the contributions for the repair of the temple were put (2 Kings 12:9, 10; 2 Chronicles 24:8, 10, 11). In Genesis 50:26 it is rendered "coffin." In Ezek. 27:24 a different Hebrew word, genazim (plur.), is used. It there means "treasure-chests."
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) A large box of wood, or other material, having, like a trunk, a lid, but no covering of skin, leather, or cloth.
2. (n.) A coffin.
3. (n.) The part of the body enclosed by the ribs and breastbone; the thorax.
4. (n.) A case in which certain goods, as tea, opium, etc., are transported; hence, the quantity which such a case contains.
5. (n.) A tight receptacle or box, usually for holding gas, steam, liquids, etc.; as, the steam chest of an engine; the wind chest of an organ.
6. (v. i.) To deposit in a chest; to hoard.
7. (v. i.) To place in a coffin.
8. (n.) Strife; contention; controversy.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
chest ('aron, genazim; kibotos):
(1) The ark of the covenant in Old Testament is invariably denoted by the word 'aron, elsewhere rendered the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) "chest."
(2) 'Aron is also the word rendered "coffin" (Genesis 50:26: "and he was put in a coffin in E.").
(3) In Kings and Chronicles (2 Kings 12:9, 10 2 Chronicles 24:8, 10, 11) 'aron stands uniformly for a money chest. It is the "chest" that Jehoiada, the priest, placed in the court "beside the altar" and "bored a hole in the lid of" that the priests might "put therein all the money that was brought into the house of Yahweh" (2 Kings 12:9); and "the chest" that King Joash commanded to be made and set "without at the gate of the house of Yahweh" to receive "the tax that Moses the servant of God laid upon Israel" (2 Chronicles 24:8, 10, 11). One feature is common to the thing meant in all these applications-the c. was rectangular in shape, and, most probably in every instance, made of wood.
(4) Josephus (Ant., VI, 1, 2) uses the equivalent of the word to denote the "coffer" (1 Samuel 6:8 English Versions), or small chest, in which the princes of Philistia deposited the gold mice.
(5) In New Testament times the "chests" that were provided in the court of the women, in the temple of Herod, to receive the various kinds of money gifts had the exceptional shape of a trumpet (if Sheqalim, vi.5 may be trusted)-wide at the bottom and gradually narrowing toward the top, hence, called shopharoth. It was into these that the Master was watching the multitude casting in their money when He saw the poor widow cast in her two mites (Mark 12:41, 42).
(6) In Ezekiel 27:24, where the prophet is giving an inventory of the merchandise of Tyre, another word entirely is used (genazim), and it is rendered in the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) "chests" ("chests of rich apparel, bound with cords and made of cedar"). According to Cornill, Davidson, Smend and others this rendering is without sufficient support (see Smith, Dictionary of the Bible and commentary in the place cited.).
George B. Eager
Chest (15 Occurrences)
Revelation 1:13 And among the lampstands was one like a son of man, clothed with a robe reaching down to his feet, and with a golden sash around his chest. (WEB NAS NIV)
Genesis 50:26 So Joseph came to his death, being a hundred and ten years old: and they made his body ready, and he was put in a chest in Egypt. (BBE)
Exodus 16:34 So Aaron put it away in front of the holy chest to be kept, as the Lord gave orders to Moses. (BBE)
Exodus 25:14 You shall put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry the ark. (See NIV)
Deuteronomy 10:1 At that time Yahweh said to me, "Cut two tables of stone like the first, and come up to me onto the mountain, and make an ark of wood. (See NIV)
Deuteronomy 10:2 I will write on the tables the words that were on the first tables which you broke, and you shall put them in the ark." (See NIV)
1 Samuel 6:8 And put the ark of the Lord on the cart, and the gold images which you are sending as a sin-offering in a chest by its side; and send it away so that it may go. (BBE NIV)
1 Samuel 6:11 And they put the ark of the Lord on the cart and the chest with the gold images. (BBE NIV)
1 Samuel 6:15 Then the Levites took down the ark of the Lord and the chest in which were the gold images, and put them on the great stone: and the men of Beth-shemesh made burned offerings and gave worship that day before the Lord. (BBE NIV)
2 Kings 12:9 But Jehoiada the priest took a chest, and bored a hole in its lid, and set it beside the altar, on the right side as one comes into the house of Yahweh: and the priests who kept the threshold put therein all the money that was brought into the house of Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 12:10 It was so, when they saw that there was much money in the chest, that the king's scribe and the high priest came up, and they put up in bags and counted the money that was found in the house of Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 24:8 So the king commanded, and they made a chest, and set it outside at the gate of the house of Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 24:10 All the princes and all the people rejoiced, and brought in, and cast into the chest, until they had made an end. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 24:11 It was so, that whenever the chest was brought to the king's officers by the hand of the Levites, and when they saw that there was much money, the king's scribe and the chief priest's officer came and emptied the chest, and took it, and carried it to its place again. Thus they did day by day, and gathered money in abundance. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Daniel 2:32 As for this image, its head was of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of brass, (See NIV)