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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Gold was known from the earliest times (Genesis 2:11 ). It was principally used for ornaments (Genesis 24:22 ). It was very abundant (1 Chronicles 22:14; Nahum 2:9; Daniel 3:1 ). Many tons of it were used in connection with the temple (2 Chronicles 1:15 ). It was found in Arabia, Sheba, and Ophir (1 Kings 9:28; 10:1; Job 28:16 ), but not in Palestine.
In Daniel 2:38 , the Babylonian Empire is spoken of as a "head of gold" because of its great riches; and Babylon was called by (Isaiah 14:4 ) the "golden city" (RSV marg., "exactress," adopting the reading Marhebah , Instead of the usual word Madhebah ).
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Gold'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/g/gold.html. 1897.