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Exodus 25:10-22

"They are to make an ark of acacia wood, two and a half cubits long, one and a half cubits wide, and one and a half cubits high. You are to overlay it with pure gold you are to overlay it inside and outside and you are to make a gold molding around it. You are to cast four rings for it and put them on its four feet, two rings on one side of it and two rings on its other side. read more.
You are to make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold. You are to put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark with which to carry it. The poles are to remain in the rings of the ark and are not to be removed from it. You are to put the Testimony that I will give you into the ark. "You are to make a Mercy Seat of pure gold, two and a half cubits long and one and a half cubits wide. You are to make two cherubim of gold; you are to make them of hammered work at the two ends of the Mercy Seat. Place one cherub at one end and one cherub at the other end. You are to make the cherubim at the two ends of the Mercy Seat, and of one piece with it. The cherubim are to spread their wings upward, covering the Mercy Seat with their wings and facing each other. The faces of the cherubim is to be turned toward the Mercy Seat. You are to put the Mercy Seat on top of the ark, and put the Testimony that I'll give you into the ark. I'll meet with you there, and I'll tell you all my commandments for the Israelis from above the Mercy Seat, from between the two cherubim that are on the Ark of the Testimony."

Exodus 38:21-24

Here is a summary of materials for the Tent of Meeting that was compiled at Moses' direction, the work of the descendants of Levi under the direction of Aaron the priest's son Ithamar. Now Uri's son Bezalel, grandson of Hur from the tribe of Judah, made everything that the LORD had ordered Moses to build. With him was Ahisamach's son Oholiab from the tribe of Dan, an engraver, designer, and embroiderer in blue, purple, and scarlet material, and of fine linen.read more.
All the gold that was used in the work, in all the work on the sanctuary, including the gold from the wave offering, totaled 29 talents, 730 shekels, according to the standard used in the sanctuary.

1 Kings 6:27-35

Solomon placed the cherubim in the middle of the inner sanctuary, with their wings spread in such a way that the wing of one was touching the one wall and the opposite wing of the other cherub was touching the opposite wall. Furthermore, their wings in the center of the wall were touching each other wing-to-wing. Each cherub was overlaid with gold. Solomon also inlaid all the inner walls of the Temple both the inner and outer sanctuaries with carved engravings of cherubim, palm trees, and blooming flowers. read more.
He also overlaid the floor of the Temple with gold in both the inner and outer sanctuaries. Solomon also provided doors, lintels, and five-sided doorposts for the entrance to the inner sanctuary. He installed two doors made of olive wood, inlaying them with carvings of cherubim, palm trees, and blooming flowers, and overlaying them with gold. Then he added more gold to cover the cherubim and palm trees. Solomon also provided four-sided doorposts made of cypress wood for the entrance to the outer sanctuary, along with two doors of cypress wood, one door of which had two leaves that turned on hinges, as did the other door, which also had two leaves that turned on hinges. Solomon also inlaid the doors with cherubim, palm trees, and blooming flowers. He overlaid them with gold that was carefully applied on the engraved work.

1 Kings 7:48-50

Solomon made all the furnishings that were placed in the LORD's Temple, including the golden altar and the golden table on which the bread of the Presence was placed, along with the lamp stands (five on the right side and five on the left in front of the inner sanctuary), all made of pure gold, as well as the flower blossoms, lamps, and tongs of gold, and the cups, snuffers, bowls, spoons, and the fire pans, all made of pure gold, and hinges for the doors of the inner sanctuary, the Most Holy Place, and for the gates of the Temple that led to the nave, also of gold.

1 Kings 10:14-21

Solomon's annual revenue was 666 talents of gold, not including revenue from traders, merchants, and from all the kings of Arabia and the governors of the land. King Solomon made 200 large shields of beaten gold, overlaying each large shield with the gold from 600 gold pieces, read more.
and 300 shields from beaten gold, overlaying each shield with the gold from 300 gold pieces. The king put them in his palace in the Lebanon forest. The king also made a great ivory throne and overlaid it with pure gold. Six steps led up to the throne, which had a round canopy fastened to the rear of the throne and armrests on each side of the seat and two lions standing on either side of each armrest. Twelve lions were placed on both sides of the six steps leading to the throne, and nothing comparable was made for any other kingdoms. All of King Solomon's drinking vessels were made of gold, and all the vessels in his palace in the Lebanon forest were made of pure gold. None were of silver, because silver was never considered to be valuable during Solomon's lifetime,

Psalm 19:7-11

The Law of the LORD is perfect, restoring life. The testimony of the LORD is steadfast, making foolish people wise. The precepts of the LORD are upright, making the heart rejoice. The commandment of the LORD is pure, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean, standing forever. The judgments of the LORD are true; they are altogether righteous.read more.
They are more desirable than gold, even much fine gold. They are sweeter than honey, even the drippings from a honeycomb. Moreover your servant is warned by them; and there is great reward in keeping them.

Revelation 17:4

The woman wore purple and scarlet clothes and was adorned with gold, gems, and pearls. In her hand she was holding a gold cup filled with detestable things and the impurities of her immorality.

Genesis 37:26-28

Then Judah suggested to his brothers, "Where's the profit in just killing our brother and shedding his blood? Come on! Let's sell him to the Ishmaelites! That way, we won't have laid our hands on him. After all, he's our brother, our own flesh." So Judah's brothers listened to him. As the Midianite merchants were passing through, they extracted Joseph from the cistern and sold Joseph for 20 pieces of silver to the Ishmaelites, who then took Joseph down to Egypt.

Exodus 38:25-28

The silver from those of the congregation who were recorded totaled 100 talents and 1,775 shekels, according to the standard used in the sanctuary; a beka a head (a beka is half a shekel, according to the standard used in the sanctuary) for everyone who went through the registration process from 20 years old and older. The total numbered 603,550 bekas. One hundred talents of silver were used to cast the sockets for the sanctuary and the sockets for the curtain, 100 sockets for 100 talents, a talent per socket. read more.
And with 1,775 talents he made hooks for the pillars, overlaid their tops, and made bands for them.

2 Chronicles 9:26-27

King Solomon ruled over all the kings from the Euphrates River west to the land of the Philistines and as far south as the boundary with Egypt. The king made silver as common as stones in Jerusalem, and made cedar trees as abundant as sycamore trees in the Shephelah.

Psalm 119:72

Instruction that comes from you is better for me than thousands of gold and silver coins. Yod

Matthew 27:3-10

Then Judas, who had betrayed him, regretted what had happened when he saw that Jesus was condemned. He brought the 30 pieces of silver back to the high priests and elders, saying, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood." But they replied, "What do we care? Attend to that yourself." Then he flung the pieces of silver into the sanctuary, went outside, ran away, and hanged himself.read more.
The high priests picked up the pieces of silver and said, "It is not lawful to put this into the Temple treasury, because it is blood money." So they decided to use the money to buy the Potter's Field as a burial ground for foreigners. That is why that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day. Then what had been declared through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled when he said, "They took the 30 pieces of silver, the value of the man on whom a price had been set by the Israelis, and they gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord commanded me."

Genesis 4:22

Zillah gave birth to Tubal-cain, who became a forger of bronze and iron work. Tubal-cain's sister was Naamah.

Exodus 27:1-7

"You are to make the altar of acacia wood. It is to be five cubits long and five cubits wide; the altar is to be a square, and it is to be three cubits high. You are to make horns on its four corners. Its corners are to be of one piece with it, and you are to overlay it with bronze. You are to make pans for removing its ashes, shovels, bowls, forks, and fire-pans for it, and you are to make all its utensils of bronze. read more.
You are to make a lattice, a netting of bronze for it, and you are to make four bronze rings on the netting at its four corners. You are to put it under the ledge of the altar, so that the netting extends halfway up the altar. You are to make poles for the altar, poles of acacia wood, and you are to overlay them with bronze. The poles for it are to be put through the rings, so the poles are on the two sides of the altar when it's carried.

Exodus 38:29-31

The bronze from the wave offering totaled 70 talents and 2,400 shekels. With it he made the sockets for the doorway to the Tent of Meeting, the bronze altar, the bronze lattice for it, all the furnishings for the altar, the sockets for all around the court, the sockets for the gate to the court, all the pegs for the sanctuary, and all the pegs for all around the court.

Numbers 16:31-40

Just as he finished saying all these things, the ground under them split open. The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them, all their households, everyone who was affiliated with Korah, and all of their property. So they and all that belonged to them descended alive to Sheol. Then the earth closed over them. That's how they were annihilated from the assembly.read more.
Then all of the Israelis who were around them ran away when they heard them crying, ""so the ground won't swallow us up, too." After this, fire came from the LORD and incinerated the 250 men who offered the incense. Then the LORD instructed Moses, "Tell Aaron's son Eleazar the priest to take out the censers out of the flames and scatter the coals far away, since they are holy. As for the censers of those rebels who died, fasten them into beaten plates to line the altar. Since they brought them into the LORD's presence, they're holy. They are to become a reminder to the Israelis." So Eleazar the priest took the bronze censers that had been burned and beat them into metal plates for the altar, to serve as a memorial to the Israelis, a reminder that no unauthorized person, who isn't a descendant of Aaron, is to attempt to burn incense in the LORD'S presence, so that he may not become like Korah and his group, just as the LORD had spoken by the authority of Moses.

2 Chronicles 4:9-18

He made the court of the priests, the great court, and doors for the court, overlaying their doors with bronze. He set the sea at the southeast corner of the Temple. Hiram-abi crafted the pots, shovels, and basins, thus completing the work that he did for King Solomon on the Temple of God; read more.
that is, the two pillars, the bowls, the two capitals on top of the pillars, the two lattice works that covered the two bowls for the capitals that were on top of the pillars; the 400 pomegranate-shaped ornaments for the latticework of the two pillars (each latticework having two rows of ornaments at the bowl-shaped top of each pillar); the ten stands with their ten basins; the large bronze basin called the Sea with the twelve oxen underneath, along with its pots, shovels, forks, and all of its other implements that Hiram-abi made from polished bronze for King Solomon and the LORD's Temple. The king had them forged in the clay ground between Succoth and Zeredah in the Jordan plain. Solomon made so many utensils in such great quantities that the weight of the bronze was never fully recorded.

Deuteronomy 3:11

Only King Og of Bashan remained from the remnants of the Rephaim. In fact, his bed was made of iron. It's in Rabbah of the Ammonites, isn't it? It was nine cubits long and four cubits wide."

Deuteronomy 8:7-9

because the LORD your God is bringing you to a good land a land with rivers and deep springs flowing to the valleys and hills. It's a land filled with wheat, barley, vines, fig trees, and pomegranates. It's a land filled with olive oil and honey a land without scarcity. You'll eat food in it and lack nothing. It's a land where its rocks are iron and you can dig copper from its mountains."

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Metals » Mentioned in scripture » Brass

Exodus 27:2

You are to make horns on its four corners. Its corners are to be of one piece with it, and you are to overlay it with bronze.

Exodus 27:4

You are to make a lattice, a netting of bronze for it, and you are to make four bronze rings on the netting at its four corners.

2 Chronicles 12:10

After this, King Rehoboam made shields out of bronze to take their place, committing them to the care and custody of the commanders of those who guarded the entrance to the royal palace.

Metals » Comparative value of

Isaiah 60:17

"Instead of bronze, I'll bring gold, and instead of iron, I'll bring silver; instead of wood, bronze, and instead of stones, iron. I'll appoint peace as your supervisor and righteousness as your taskmaster.

Daniel 2:32-45

That statue had a head made of pure gold, with its chest and arms made of silver, its abdomen and thighs made of bronze, its legs made of iron, and its feet made partly of iron and partly of clay. "As you were watching, a rock was quarried but not with human hands and it struck the iron and clay feet of the statue, breaking them to pieces. read more.
Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were broken in pieces together and became like chaff from a summer threshing floor that the breeze carries away without leaving a trace. Then the rock that struck the statue grew into a huge mountain and filled the entire earth. "This was the dream, and we'll now relate its meaning to the king. You, your majesty, king of kings to whom the God of heaven has given the kingdom, the power, the strength, and the glory, so that wherever people, wild animals, or birds of the sky live, he has placed them under your control, giving you dominion over them all you're that head of gold. "After you, another kingdom will arise that is inferior to yours, and then a third kingdom of bronze will arise to rule all the earth. Then there will be a fourth kingdom, as strong as iron. Just as all things are broken to pieces and shattered by iron, so it will shatter and crush everything. "The feet and toes that you saw, made partly of potter's clay and partly of iron, represent a divided kingdom. It will still have the strength of iron, in that you saw iron mixed with clay. Just as their toes and feet are part iron and part clay, so will the kingdom be both strong and brittle. Just as you saw iron mixed with clay, so they will mix themselves with human offspring. Furthermore, they won't remain together, just as iron doesn't mix with clay. "During the reigns of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor its sovereignty left in the hands of another people. It will shatter and crush all of these kingdoms, and it will stand forever. Now, just as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without human hands and that it crushed the iron, bronze, clay, silver, and gold to pieces so also the great God has revealed to the king what will take place after this. Your dream will come true, and its meaning will prove trustworthy."

Metals » Mentioned in scripture » Iron

Numbers 35:16

"Whoever uses an iron implement to kill someone is to be adjudged a murderer, and that murderer is certainly to be put to death.

Metals » Freed from dross by fire

Ezekiel 22:20

just like a smelter gathers all the silver, bronze, lead, and tin to the center of a furnace and injects fire in order to melt it, I'm going to gather you in my anger and rage, make you settle down and then I'm going to melt you down.

Ezekiel 22:18

"Son of Man, Israel has become like dross to me. All of them are like remnants of bronze, tin, iron, and lead in a furnace the dross left over from smelting silver.

Metals » Mentioned in scripture » Lead

Jeremiah 6:29

The bellows blow fiercely to consume the lead with the fire. The assayer keeps on refining, but the impurities aren't separated out.

Exodus 15:10

"You blew with your breath, and the sea covered them; they sank like lead in the mighty water.

Metals » Cast in mold

Judges 17:4

When he had returned the silver to his mother, his mother took 200 of the silver coins and handed them over to a silversmith. He crafted them into a carved image and into a cast image, and they were set up in Micah's house.

Jeremiah 6:29

The bellows blow fiercely to consume the lead with the fire. The assayer keeps on refining, but the impurities aren't separated out.

Metals » Mentioned in scripture » Copper

Ezra 8:27

20 gold basins weighing 1,000 darics each, and two vessels made of polished brass, as valuable as gold.

Metals » Dug out of the earth

Job 28:6

where stones are sapphire and gold dust can be found,

Job 28:1-2

"Surely there are mines for silver and places where gold is refined. Iron is taken from the ground; and copper is smelted from ore.

Metals » Ceremonially cleansed by fire

Numbers 31:21-23

Eleazar the priest told the soldiers who had gone to battle, "This is the ordinance of the law that the LORD commanded Moses concerning anything containing gold, silver, brass, iron, tin, lead, or anything else that can survive a refiner's fire: You are to pass it through fire, after which it will be clean. Then it is to be purified with the water of impurity. Everything that cannot survive a refiner's fire is to be washed in water.

Metals » Mentioned in scripture » Gold

Genesis 2:11-12

The name of the first one is Pishon it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold. The gold of that land is pure; bdellium and onyx are also found there.

Metals » The holy land abounded in

Deuteronomy 8:9

a land without scarcity. You'll eat food in it and lack nothing. It's a land where its rocks are iron and you can dig copper from its mountains."

Metals » Mentioned in scripture » Tin

Numbers 31:22

concerning anything containing gold, silver, brass, iron, tin, lead,

Metals » An extensive commerce in

Ezekiel 27:12

"Tarshish was your business partner because of your phenomenal wealth. They traded silver, iron, tin, and lead for your merchandise.

Metals » Mentioned in scripture » Silver

Genesis 44:2

Then place my cup the silver one in the top of the sack belonging to the youngest one, along with the money he brought to buy grain." So the manager did precisely what Joseph told him to do.

Metals » Antiquity of the art of working in

Metals » Clay of jordan used for molding

1 Kings 7:46

The king had them cast in the clay ground between Succoth and Zarethan in the Jordan plain.

Metals » Often mixed with dross

Isaiah 1:25

When I turn my attention to you, I'll refine your dross as in a furnace. I'll remove all your alloy.

Topics on Metals

Taking Mixed Metals

Joel 3:5

since you took my silver and gold, carried my precious treasures into your temples,

Trade With Metals

1 Kings 10:22

because the king had ships that sailed to Tarshish accompanied by Hiram's ships. Once every three years ships from Tarshish returned, bringing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.

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