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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
Brazen, a name given by Hezekiah king of Judah to the brazen serpent that Moses had set upon the wilderness, Numbers 21:8 , and which had been preserved by the Israelites to that time. The superstitious people having made an idol of this serpent, Hezekiah caused it to be burned, and in derision have it the name of Nehushtan, a mere piece of brass, 2 Kings 18:4 . Memorials, relics, and other outward aids to devotion which men rely upon, have the opposite effect; and visible emblem hides the Savior it ought to reveal, John 3:14-16 .
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Nehushtan'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/n/nehushtan.html. 1859.