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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 4303 metals
4303 metals

4303 metals

Gold, silver, bronze, iron, copper, tin and lead are all mentioned in Scripture. Prized for their value, they were used in a variety of ways. Scripture uses as an image a metal refiner’s fire for the purification of the lives of believers.

Gold

Job 23:10 See also Ex 25:10-22; Ex 38:21-24; 1Ki 6:27-35; 1Ki 7:48-50; 1Ki 10:14-21; Ps 19:7-11; Rev 3:18; Rev 17:4

Silver

Ps 12:6 See also Ge 37:26-28; Ex 38:25-28; 2Ch 9:26-27; Ps 119:72; Mt 27:3-10

Bronze

Ge 4:22 See also Ex 27:1-7; Ex 38:29-31; Nu 16:31-40; 2Ch 4:9-18

Iron

Dt 3:11 See also Dt 8:7-9; Jdg 4:2-3; Job 40:15-18; Eze 27:19

Copper

Job 28:2 See also Mk 12:41-44 pp Lk 21:1-4

Tin

Eze 27:12 See also Eze 22:18

Lead

It was an exceptionally heavy metal Ex 15:10 See also Zec 5:5-8

It was refined before use Jer 6:29 See also Nu 31:21-23; Eze 22:18-20

Inscriptions were sometimes made on lead Job 19:23-24

It was traded between nations Eze 27:12

The value of metals

All metals were of value Jos 22:8 See also 1Ch 18:10; 1Ch 22:14; 1Ch 29:1-7; Rev 18:11-12

The relative value of metals Isa 60:17 See also 1Ki 10:21 pp 2Ch 9:20; 1Ki 14:25-28

Trade with metals

1Ki 10:22 pp 2Ch 9:21 See also Ge 37:28; 1Ki 10:11,14-15 pp 2Ch 9:13-14; 1Ki 22:48; Eze 27:13,22; Zep 1:11

Idols were often made from various metals

Lev 19:4 See also 1Ki 14:9; Ps 106:19; Isa 48:5; Da 5:22-23; Da 11:8

The refining of metals as an image of purification

Isa 48:10; Mal 3:2 See also Ps 12:6; Zec 13:9

See also

4306minerals
4312bronze
4321copper
4333gold
4336iron
4345metalworkers
4351refining
4363silver
4372tin
5587trade
7416purification
8768idolatry

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