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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblical Literature
If this substance be really intended by the Hebrew word, which seems somewhat doubtful, it is first mentioned among the metals which were to be purified by fire found among the prey taken from the Midianites (). It is also named among the articles of commerce which the Tyrians received from Tarshish (); and a leveling instrument of this metal used by builders is noticed in . The Hebrew word also denotes the alloy of lead, tin, and other inferior metals, combined with silver in the ore and separated from it by smelting ().
Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Tin'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblical Literature". https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​kbe/​t/tin.html.