4312 bronze

4312 bronze

A metal highly prized for its strength and durability. It had a variety of uses in biblical times and was employed extensively in both the tabernacle and temple.

Bronze as a material used by craftsmen

Ge 4:22 See also Ex 31:1-6 pp Ex 35:30-34; 1Ki 7:13-14; 1Ch 22:15-16; 2Ch 2:7,13-14; 2Ch 24:12

Characteristics of bronze

It was renowned for its strength Jer 15:12 See also Lev 26:18-19; Dt 28:23; Job 6:12; Job 37:18; Job 40:18; Job 41:27; Isa 48:4; Jer 1:18; Jer 15:20; Da 7:19; Mic 4:13

It was noted for its brilliance Da 10:5-6 See also Eze 40:3; Rev 1:15; Rev 2:18

The monetary value of bronze

It was an expensive metal Rev 18:11-12 See also 1Ch 18:8-10; Ezr 8:26-27; Eze 27:13

It was less valuable than gold or silver Isa 60:17 See also 1Ki 14:25-28 pp 2Ch 12:9-11

Offerings of bronze were made at various times

Ex 35:24 See also Ex 25:1-7 pp Ex 35:4-9; Ex 38:29-31; 1Ch 18:9-11; 1Ch 22:14; 1Ch 29:6-7

Bronze was used in the tabernacle

For the altar and its utensils 2Ch 1:5-6 See also Ex 27:1-6 pp Ex 38:1-6; Ex 35:16 pp Ex 39:39; Nu 4:13; Nu 16:39-40

For the laver Ex 30:18 See also Ex 35:16; Ex 38:8

For the tent and the framework of the tabernacle Ex 27:17-19 pp Ex 38:17-20 See also Ex 26:10-11,36-37; Ex 27:9-11 pp Ex 38:9-11; Ex 36:18,37-38

Bronze was used extensively in the temple

2Ch 4:18 See also 1Ki 7:23-33,38-45 pp 2Ch 4:9-16; 1Ki 8:64; 2Ki 16:17; 2Ki 25:13-17 pp Jer 52:17-23; 1Ch 18:8; 1Ch 29:2; 2Ch 4:1

Other uses of bronze

For armour 1Sa 17:5-6 See also 1Sa 17:38

For weapons 2Sa 21:16 See also 1Sa 17:6; 2Sa 22:35 pp Ps 18:34

For shackles Jdg 16:21 See also 2Ki 25:7 pp Jer 39:7 pp Jer 52:11; 2Ch 33:11; 2Ch 36:6; Da 4:15,23

For gates Ps 107:16 See also Dt 33:25; 1Ki 4:13; 1Ch 22:3; Isa 45:2

For the bronze snake Nu 21:9 See also 2Ki 18:4

For idols Da 5:4 See also Da 5:23; Rev 9:20

For mirrors Ex 38:8 See also Job 37:18

For cooking utensils Lev 6:28

For tools Ge 4:22

For musical instruments 1Ch 15:19

For statues See also Da 2:32,35,45

Bronze as booty in war

Jos 22:7-8 See also Nu 31:21-23; Jos 6:24; 2Sa 8:8 pp 1Ch 18:8

The metaphorical use of bronze

Da 2:39 See also Lev 26:19; Dt 28:23; Job 40:18; Jer 1:18,18; Zec 6:1

See also

4303metals
5209armour
5212arts and crafts
5260coinage
5268cooking
5421musical instruments
5583tools
5612weapons
7452snake, bronze
7459tabernacle, in OT
7467temple, Solomon’s
8768idolatry

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