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Brass, or Copper


1. Dug out of the mountains. De 8:9.

2. Purified by smelting. Job 28:2.

3. Characterised by

a. Strength. Job 40:18.

b. Hardness. Le 26:19.

c. Yellow colour. Ezr 8:27.

d. Fusibility. Eze 22:18,20.

e. Sonorousness. 1Co 13:1.

4. Takes a high polish. 2Ch 4:16; Eze 1:7.

5. Inferior in value to gold and silver. Isa 60:17; Da 2:32,39.

6. Antiquity of working in. Ge 4:22.

7. Extensive commerce in. Eze 27:13; Re 18:12.

8. Working in, a trade. Ge 4:22; 1Ki 7:14; 2Ch 24:12; 2Ti 4:14.

9. Canaan abounded in. De 8:9; 33:25.

10. Taken in war

a. Often in great quantities. Jos 22:8; 2Sa 8:8; 2Ki 25:13-16.

b. Cleansed by fire. Nu 31:21-23.

c. Generally consecrated to God. Jos 6:19,24; 2Sa 8:10,11.

11. Offerings of, for the tabernacle. Ex 38:29.

12. Collected by David for the temple. 1Ch 22:3,14,16; 29:2.

13. Offerings of, for the temple. 1Ch 29:6,7.

14. Coined for money. Mt 10:9; Mr 12:41.

15. Made into

a. Mirrors. Ex 38:8.

b. Gates. Ps 107:16; Isa 45:2.

c. Bars for gates. 1Ki 4:13.

d. Fetters. Jdj 16:21; 2Ki 25:7.

e. Shields. 1Ki 14:27; 2Ch 12:10.

f. Helmets. 1Sa 17:5.

g. Greaves for the legs. 1Sa 17:6.

h. Household vessels. Mr 7:4.

i. Sacred vessels. Ex 27:3; 1Ki 7:45.

j. Altars. Ex 27:2; 39:39.

k. Sockets for pillars. Ex 38:10,11,17.

l. Lavers. Ex 30:18; 1Ki 7:38.

m. Pillars. 1Ki 7:15,16.

n. Idols. Da 5:4; Re 9:20.

o. Instruments of music. 1Ch 15:19.

16. Moses made the serpent of. Nu 21:9; 2Ki 18:4.

17. Illustrative of

a. Obstinate sinners. Isa 48:4; Jer 6:28.

b. The decrees of God. Zec 6:1.

c. The strength and firmness of Christ. Da 10:6; Re 1:15.

d. Strength given to saints. Jer 15:20; Mic 4:13.

e. Macedonian empire. Da 2:39.

f. Extreme drought. De 28:23.

g. The earth made barren. Le 26:19.