Zaccheus was a tax-collector. Also spelled Zacchaeus, the word means pure. He was the chief tax collector of the region and therefore very rich. A chief publican such as Zaccheus would contract with the Romans directly and then farm out each section of the district to sub-contractors. He would pay the procurator a fixed sum which they could recover by charging whatever they wanted for taxes to the people. This led to terrible abuse and dishonesty and they were hated by everyone, Jews and Gentiles alike. They were not allowed to enter the temple or the synagogues.

A short man, Zaccheus was interested in Jesus and wanted to see Him but could not because he could not see over the crowd. By climbing up a sycamore tree, he not only saw Jesus but Jesus saw him. "Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must abide at your house." Zaccheus received Jesus joyfully into his house to the consternation of everyone, who thought him a sinner.

And Zaccheus stood and said unto the Lord, "Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor and if I have taken anything from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold." Obviously Zaccheus was convicted of his greed and extortion and was willing to repent. And Jesus said unto him, "This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost."
[318, Luke 19]

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