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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Silver

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This was a source of wealth from early days. Abraham was rich in silver, Genesis 13:2; but with Solomon gold was so plentiful that silver was 'nothing accounted of.' 1 Kings 10:21 . The silver and gold which he had amassed were, alas, afterwards carried away to enrich their enemies because of the sins of Israel. 2 Chronicles 12:9 . Silver was also the common specie of commerce, 'pieces of silver' being weighed long before money was coined. Genesis 23:16 . Silver was used for the sockets, hooks, etc., in the tabernacle, the money paid for the redemption of the Israelites being applied to this purpose. Exodus 30:11-16; Exodus 38:25-28 . The house of God is founded on redemption. Exodus 36:24-36; Exodus 38:10-17 .

Silver is found in the earth (Job 28:1 ), and before it can be compared to 'the words of the Lord' it must be purified seven times. Psalm 12:6; Proverbs 25:4 .

THE SILVER CORD in Ecclesiastes 12:6 seems to refer to 'the thread of life,' which is loosed, or removed, when death ensues.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Silver'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/s/silver.html. 1897.

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