'Bronze' in the Bible
Zillah bore Tubal-cain, who made all kinds of bronze and iron tools. Tubal-cain’s sister was Naamah.
This is the offering you are to receive from them: gold, silver, and bronze;
Make 50 bronze clasps; put the clasps through the loops and join the tent together so that it is a single unit.
Make five posts of acacia wood for the screen and overlay them with gold; their hooks are to be gold, and you are to cast five bronze bases for them.
Make horns for it on its four corners; the horns are to be of one piece. Overlay it with bronze.
Make its pots for removing ashes, and its shovels, basins, meat forks, and firepans; make all its utensils of bronze.
Construct a grate for it of bronze mesh, and make four bronze rings on the mesh at its four corners.
Then make poles for the altar, poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with bronze.
There are to be 20 posts and 20 bronze bases. The hooks and bands of the posts must be silver.
Then make the hangings on the north side 150 feet long. There are to be 20 posts and 20 bronze bases. The hooks and bands of the posts must be silver.
“All the posts around the courtyard are to be banded with silver and have silver hooks and bronze bases.
The length of the courtyard is to be 150 feet, the width 75 feet at each end, and the height 7½ feet, all of it made of finely spun linen. The bases of the posts must be bronze.
All the tools of the tabernacle for every use and all its tent pegs as well as all the tent pegs of the courtyard are to be made of bronze.
“Make a bronze basin for washing and a bronze stand for it. Set it between the tent of meeting and the altar, and put water in it.
to design artistic works in gold, silver, and bronze,
Take up an offering among you for the Lord. Let everyone whose heart is willing bring this as the Lord’s offering: gold, silver, and bronze;
the altar of burnt offering with its bronze grate, its poles, and all its utensils; the basin with its stand;
Everyone making an offering of silver or bronze brought it as a contribution to the Lord. Everyone who possessed acacia wood useful for any task in the work brought it.
to design artistic works in gold, silver, and bronze,
He made 50 bronze clasps to join the tent together as a single unit.
together with its five posts and their hooks. He overlaid the tops of the posts and their bands with gold, but their five bases were bronze.
He made horns for it on its four corners; the horns were of one piece. Then he overlaid it with bronze.
He made all the altar’s utensils: the pots, shovels, basins, meat forks, and firepans; he made all its utensils of bronze.
He constructed for the altar a grate of bronze mesh under its ledge, halfway up from the bottom.
At the four corners of the bronze grate he cast four rings as holders for the poles.
Also, he made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with bronze.
He made the bronze basin and its stand from the bronze mirrors of the women who served at the entrance to the tent of meeting.
including their 20 posts and 20 bronze bases. The hooks and bands of the posts were silver.
The hangings on the north side were also 150 feet in length, including their 20 posts and 20 bronze bases. The hooks and bands of the posts were silver.
The bases for the posts were bronze; the hooks and bands of the posts were silver; and the plating for the tops of the posts was silver. All the posts of the courtyard were banded with silver.
It had four posts, including their four bronze bases. Their hooks were silver, and the bands as well as the plating of their tops were silver.
All the tent pegs for the tabernacle and for the surrounding courtyard were bronze.
The bronze of the presentation offering totaled 5,310 pounds.
He made with it the bases for the entrance to the tent of meeting, the bronze altar and its bronze grate, all the utensils for the altar,
the bronze altar with its bronze grate, its poles, and all its utensils; the basin with its stand;
When you bring the grain offering that is made of these things to the Lord, it shall be presented to the priest, and he shall bring it to the altar [of burnt offering].
A clay pot in which the sin offering is boiled must be broken; if it is boiled in a bronze vessel, it must be scoured and rinsed with water.
He shall take a censer full of burning coals from the [bronze] altar before the Lord, and two handfuls of finely ground sweet incense, and bring it inside the veil [into the Most Holy Place],
I will break down your strong pride. I will make your sky like iron and your land like bronze,
“They are to remove the ashes from the bronze altar, spread a purple cloth over it,
So Eleazar the priest took the bronze firepans that those who were burned had presented, and they were hammered into plating for the altar,
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent [of bronze] and set it on a pole; and everyone who is bitten will live when he looks at it.”
So Moses made a bronze snake and mounted it on a pole. Whenever someone was bitten, and he looked at the bronze snake, he recovered.
Only the gold, silver, bronze, iron, tin, and lead—
The sky above you will be bronze, and the earth beneath you iron.
May the bolts of your gate be iron and bronze,and your strength last as long as you live.
For all the silver and gold, and the articles of bronze and iron, are dedicated to the Lord and must go into the Lord’s treasury.”
They burned up the city and everything in it, but they put the silver and gold and the articles of bronze and iron into the treasury of the Lord’s house.
he said, “Return to your homes with great wealth: a huge number of cattle, and silver, gold, bronze, iron, and a large quantity of clothing. Share the spoil of your enemies with your brothers.”
The Philistines seized him and gouged out his eyes. They brought him down to Gaza and bound him with bronze shackles, and he was forced to grind grain in the prison.
and wore a bronze helmet and bronze scale armor that weighed 125 pounds.
There was bronze armor on his shins, and a bronze sword was slung between his shoulders.
Then Saul had his own military clothes put on David. He put a bronze helmet on David’s head and had him put on armor.
Your hands were not bound,your feet not placed in bronze shackles.You fell like one who falls victim to criminals.And all the people wept over him even more.
King David also took huge quantities of bronze from Betah and Berothai, Hadadezer’s cities.
he sent his son Joram to King David to greet him and to congratulate him because David had fought against Hadadezer and defeated him, for Toi and Hadadezer had fought many wars. Joram had items of silver, gold, and bronze with him.
Then Ishbi-benob, one of the descendants of the giant, whose bronze spear weighed about eight pounds and who wore new armor, intended to kill David.
He trains my hands for war;my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
The king went to Gibeon [near Jerusalem, where the tabernacle and the bronze altar stood] to sacrifice there, for that was the great high place. Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings on that altar.
Ben-geber, in Ramoth-gilead (he had the villages of Jair son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead, and he had the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, 60 great cities with walls and bronze bars);
He was a widow’s son from the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a bronze craftsman. Hiram had great skill, understanding, and knowledge to do every kind of bronze work. So he came to King Solomon and carried out all his work.
He cast two hollow bronze pillars: each 27 feet high and 18 feet in circumference.
He also made two capitals of cast bronze to set on top of the pillars; 7½ feet was the height of the first capital, and 7½ feet was also the height of the second capital.
He also made the large bronze basin called "The Sea." It measured 15 feet from rim to rim, was circular in shape, and stood seven-and-a-half feet high. Its circumference was 45 feet.
Then he made 10 bronze water carts. Each water cart was six feet long, six feet wide, and 4½ feet high.
Each cart had four bronze wheels with bronze axles. Underneath the four corners of the basin were cast supports, each next to a wreath.
The wheels resembled those of a chariot, with their axles, rims, spokes, and hubs made of cast bronze.
Then he made 10 bronze basins—each basin holding 220 gallons and each was six feet wide—one basin for each of the 10 water carts.
He set five of the stands on the right side of the Temple and five on the left side of the Temple. He set the bronze sea on the right side of the Temple eastward facing the south.
the single bronze sea and the twelve oxen that stood under the sea,
and the pots, shovels, and sprinkling basins. All the utensils that Hiram made for King Solomon at the Lord’s temple were made of burnished bronze.
Solomon left all the utensils unweighed because there were so many; the weight of the bronze was not determined.
On the same day, the king consecrated the middle of the courtyard that was in front of the Lord’s temple because that was where he offered the burnt offering, the grain offering, and the fat of the fellowship offerings since the bronze altar before the Lord was too small to accommodate the burnt offerings, the grain offerings, and the fat of the fellowship offerings.
King Rehoboam made bronze shields in their place and committed them into the care of the captains of the royal escorts who guarded the entrance to the king’s palace.
He took the bronze altar that was before the Lord in front of the temple between his altar and the Lord’s temple, and put it on the north side of his altar.
Then King Ahaz commanded Uriah the priest, “Offer on the great altar the morning burnt offering, the evening grain offering, and the king’s burnt offering and his grain offering. Also offer the burnt offering of all the people of the land, their grain offering, and their drink offerings. Sprinkle on the altar all the blood of the burnt offering and all the blood of sacrifice. The bronze altar will be for me to seek guidance.”
Then King Ahaz cut off the frames of the water carts and removed the bronze basin from each of them. He took the reservoir from the bronze oxen that were under it and put it on a stone pavement.
He removed the high places, shattered the sacred pillars, and cut down the Asherah poles. He broke into pieces the bronze snake that Moses made, for the Israelites burned incense to it up to that time. He called it Nehushtan.
They slaughtered Zedekiah’s sons before his eyes. Finally, the king of Babylon blinded Zedekiah, bound him in bronze chains, and took him to Babylon.
Now the Chaldeans broke into pieces the bronze pillars of the Lord’s temple, the water carts, and the bronze reservoir, which were in the Lord’s temple, and carried the bronze to Babylon.
They also took the pots, the shovels, the wick trimmers, the dishes, and all the bronze articles used in temple service.
As for the two pillars, the one reservoir, and the water carts that Solomon had made for the Lord’s temple, the weight of the bronze of all these articles was beyond measure.
One pillar was 27 feet tall and had a bronze capital on top of it. The capital, encircled by a grating and pomegranates of bronze, stood five feet high. The second pillar was the same, with its own grating.
The singers Heman, Asaph, and Ethan were to sound the bronze cymbals;
From Tibhath and Cun, Hadadezer’s cities, David also took huge quantities of bronze, from which Solomon made the bronze reservoir, the pillars, and the bronze articles.
he sent his son Hadoram to King David to greet him and to congratulate him because David had fought against Hadadezer and defeated him, for Tou and Hadadezer had fought many wars. Hadoram brought all kinds of gold, silver, and bronze items.
David supplied a great deal of iron to make the nails for the doors of the gateways and for the fittings, together with an immeasurable quantity of bronze,
“Notice I have taken great pains to provide for the house of the Lord—3,775 tons of gold, 37,750 tons of silver, and bronze and iron that can’t be weighed because there is so much of it. I have also provided timber and stone, but you will need to add more to them.
in gold, silver, bronze, and iron—beyond number. Now begin the work, and may the Lord be with you.”
So to the best of my ability I’ve made provision for the house of my God: gold for the gold articles, silver for the silver, bronze for the bronze, iron for the iron, and wood for the wood, as well as onyx, stones for mounting, antimony, stones of various colors, all kinds of precious stones, and a great quantity of marble.
For the service of God’s house they gave 185 tons of gold and 10,000 gold coins, 375 tons of silver, 675 tons of bronze, and 4,000 tons of iron.
but he put the bronze altar, which Bezalel son of Uri, son of Hur, had made, in front of the Lord’s tabernacle. Solomon and the assembly inquired of Him there.
Solomon offered sacrifices there in the Lord’s presence on the bronze altar at the tent of meeting; he offered 1,000 burnt offerings on it.
Therefore, send me a craftsman who is skilled in engraving to work with gold, silver, bronze, and iron, and with purple, crimson, and blue yarn. He will work with the craftsmen who are with me in Judah and Jerusalem, appointed by my father David.
He is the son of a woman from the daughters of Dan. His father is a man of Tyre. He knows how to work with gold, silver, bronze, iron, stone, and wood, with purple, blue, crimson yarn, and fine linen. He knows how to do all kinds of engraving and to execute any design that may be given him. I have sent him to be with your craftsmen and the craftsmen of my lord, your father David.
He made a bronze altar 30 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 15 feet high.
He also made the big bronze basin called "The Sea." It measured 15 feet from rim to rim, was circular in shape, and stood seven and one-half feet high. Its circumference was 45 feet.
He made the courtyard of the priests and the large court, and doors for the court. He overlaid the doors with bronze.
the large bronze basin called the Sea with the twelve oxen underneath,
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