4336 iron

4336 iron

Iron ore is mined from the earth

Job 28:2 See also Dt 8:7-9

Iron ore is refined by smelting in a furnace

Such imagery is often used of God’s testing of his people Eze 22:20 See also Nu 31:21-23; Jer 6:27-29; Eze 22:18

Egypt is described as an iron-smelting furnace Dt 4:20 See also 1Ki 8:51; Jer 11:4

Iron was a valuable metal

Rev 18:11-12 See also Jos 22:6-8; Isa 60:17; Eze 27:12,19

Iron was prized for its great strength

Da 2:40-43 See also Lev 26:19; Dt 28:23 The great strength of certain animals is conveyed with the imagery of iron: Job 40:15-18; Job 41:27 Iron is symbolic of the strength of the Lord’s rule: Ps 2:9; Rev 2:27; Rev 19:15
Isa 48:4; Jer 1:18; Jer 15:12; Da 2:31-35 Daniel’s dream of four beasts: Da 7:7,19
Mic 4:13

Iron objects were taken as booty in war

Jos 6:24 See also Jos 6:15-19; Jos 22:8

Iron was used in the construction of the temple

1Ch 29:2 See also 1Ch 22:14-16; 1Ch 29:7; 2Ch 2:7,13-14; 2Ch 24:12

Other uses of iron

For tools Ge 4:22 See also Dt 27:5; Jos 8:30-31; 2Sa 12:31 pp 1Ch 20:3; 2Sa 23:7; 1Ki 6:7; 2Ki 6:5-6; Job 19:23-24; Jer 17:1; Am 1:3; 1Ti 4:2

For chains, shackles and fetters Ps 105:18 See also Ps 107:10; Ps 149:6-9; Da 4:15,23; Mk 5:1-4

For chariots Jdg 1:19 See also Jos 17:15-18; Jdg 4:2-3,12-13

For gates and gate fittings Ac 12:10 See also Dt 33:25; 1Ch 22:3; Ps 107:15-16; Isa 45:2

For weapons and armour 1Sa 17:7 See also Nu 35:16; Job 20:24; Rev 9:9

For idols Da 5:4 See also Da 5:23

For yokes Dt 28:48 See also Jer 28:13-14

For horns 1Ki 22:11 pp 2Ch 18:10

For cooking utensils Eze 4:3

For a bed Dt 3:11

See also

4303metals
4345metalworkers
4348mining
4351refining
4696yoke
5209armour
5251chains
5252chariots
5323gate
5461prisoners
5583tools
5612weapons