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4366 stones

4366 stones

Pieces of rock, used extensively for building.

Stones used in building

The temple in Jerusalem 1Ki 5:17-18 See also 1Ki 6:14-18,36; 1Ki 7:9-12 King David’s preparations for the building of the temple: 1Ch 22:2,14; 1Ch 29:2
2Ki 22:3-7 pp 2Ch 34:8-11 repairing the temple; Ezr 6:1-4 rebuilding the temple after the exile; Mt 24:1-2 pp Mk 13:1-2 pp Lk 21:5-6 Jesus Christ prophesies the temple’s destruction.

Other references to building with stone Ge 11:1-3; Lev 14:39-45; 2Ch 16:6; Ne 4:1-3; Isa 9:10; Am 5:11

Boundary stones

Dt 19:14 See also Dt 27:17; Job 24:2; Pr 22:28; Pr 23:10-11; Hos 5:10

Stones covering openings

Wells Ge 29:1-10

The lions’den Da 6:16-17

Tombs Mk 15:42-46 pp Mt 27:57-60 See also Mt 27:62-28:4 pp Mk 16:1-5 pp Lk 24:1-3; Jn 11:38-44; Jn 20:1

Stone jars

Ex 7:19 See also Jn 2:1-10

Stones as weapons

Jdg 20:16 See also Nu 35:17; 1Sa 17:38-50; 1Ch 12:2; 2Ch 26:15

Stones in religious use

Stone altars Ex 20:24-26 See also Dt 27:1-8; Jos 8:30-32; 1Ki 18:30-38

Memorial stones 1Sa 7:12 See also Ge 28:10-22; Ge 31:43-53; Ge 35:14-15; Ex 24:3-4; Dt 27:1-8; Jos 4:1-24; Jos 24:26-27

Ten Commandments written on stone Ex 31:18 See also Ex 24:12; Ex 34:1-4; Dt 4:13; Dt 5:22; Dt 9:9-11; Dt 10:1-3; 1Ki 8:9; Heb 9:3-4

Sacred stones 1Ki 14:22-23 Commands to destroy idolatrous stones in Canaan: Ex 23:24; Ex 34:13; Dt 7:5; Dt 12:3; Dt 16:22
2Ki 3:2; 2Ki 10:26-27; 2Ki 17:10; 2Ki 18:4; 2Ki 23:14; 2Ch 31:1; Isa 27:9; Hos 3:4; Hos 10:1-2; Mic 5:13

Stone idols Hab 2:19 See also Dt 4:28; Dt 28:36,64; Dt 29:17; 2Ki 19:18 pp Isa 37:19; Ac 17:29; Rev 9:20

Stonecutters and stonemasons

1Ki 5:15 pp 2Ch 2:2 See also 2Sa 5:11; 2Ki 12:11-12; 1Ch 22:2,15; 2Ch 2:18

Death by stoning

Lev 24:10-16 See also Ex 19:12-13; Ex 21:28-32; Lev 20:2,27; Nu 15:32-36; Dt 13:6-11; Dt 17:2-5; Dt 21:18-21; Jos 7:25; 1Ki 12:18 pp 2Ch 10:18; 1Ki 21:1-13 Stoning the prophets: Mt 21:33-35; Mt 23:37 pp Lk 13:34 Stoning of Stephen and Paul: Ac 7:54-60; Ac 14:19; 2Co 11:25

Jesus Christ described as a stone

1Pe 2:4-8 See also Ps 118:22; Isa 8:14; Isa 28:16; Mt 21:42-44 pp Mk 12:10-11 pp Lk 20:17-18; Ac 4:8-12; Ro 9:33

Believers described as living stones

1Pe 2:5

Metaphorical references to stones

Eze 36:26 See also Ex 15:5,15-16; 1Ki 10:27 pp 2Ch 1:15 pp 2Ch 9:27; Ne 9:11; Job 6:12; Job 38:29-30; Eze 3:9; Eze 11:19

See also

4306minerals
4354rock
4482millstones
5235boundary
5240building
5269cornerstone
5403masons
5557stoning
5583tools
5612weapons
7302altar
9050tombs

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