American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
One of the precious metals and the one most commonly used as coin among all nations. It is first mentioned in Scripture in the history of Abraham, Genesis 13:2 20:16 23:16 , and was used in constricting the tabernacle, Exodus 26:19,32 , and afterwards the temple, 1 Chronicles 29:4 . In employing it as a medium of trade, the ancient Hebrews weighed it out, instead of having coins. In the times of the New Testament there were coins. See SHEKEL , and MONEY .
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Silver'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/s/silver.html. 1859.