8:9 whose stones are iron. The Iron Age (c. 1200–300 b.c.) came to Palestine after Moses died (c. 1406 b.c.), but iron was known before that. Inventories in ancient Ugarit (c. 1400 b.c.) mention two talents of iron. The copper mines of the Sinai Peninsula and the area of south Transjordan were a valuable resource in antiquity, and probably were a source of Solomon’s wealth.