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Brass In The Bible

The first mention of brass in the Bible is in Genesis 4:22. Verses 16 through 22 below also give the linage of Cain.

Gen 4:16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

Gen 4:17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.

Gen 4:18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.

Gen 4:19 And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.

Gen 4:20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.

Gen 4:21 And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.

Gen 4:22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.

Iím going to use 25 years of age to having first child. From Adam to Tubalcain is eight generations. 25 x 8 = 200 years. 200 years from Adam to Tubalcain, who was an instructor, (a teacher), in the working of brass and iron. Not just working with brass and iron but teaching others. Brass is not a natural metal. It is a mixture of copper and zinc. Is Tubalcain the person that started all this? Probably not.

Brass from man's historical view

Brass was introduced around 500 BC. Brass is made from an alloy of Copper and Zinc. Since Zinc is rarely if ever found in its natural state, early on people discovered melting copper and calamine (a zinc ore) yielded a golden colored tarnish resistant. Historically speaking brass wasnít invented until 500 BC yet here it is in the Bible at about 3500 to 4000 BC. ???????

Subtract 500 from 3500 and you get 3000 years. Wonder why the historians didnít pick up the Bible and read. The first four chapters in the first book of the Bible and they would have known they were wrong with their 500 BC estimation. ??????? According to historians it took approximately 3000 years for mankind to come up, (or invent), brass.

Iím using the above information to come to the following conclusion. Most religious people believe Adam was the first created man. Me, I donít think so. I think God created the different races of peoples on the sixth day and maybe some before. He then rested on the seventh day and on the eighth day, He formed Adam. Note on the sixth day God created man. On this day, the eighth, He formed man. Another man. A special man and a special woman. The ones that Jesus, (God Himself), would come through.

According to most Biblical scholars Adam was formed at 4000 BC, yet in all probability brass was around in Adamís day. He lived 930 years. Thatís a lot longer than the 200 years from Adam to Tubalcain.

The Young Earth Creationists seem to believe the six day creation in Genesis was an actual six days, 24 hours each. I donít. My opinion is, mankind could not have come up with brass in 200 years. Considering 2 Pet 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day, gives mankind more time to come up with brass. Eighth day minus sixth day equals 2 days or 2000 years from the first creation of mankind to second creation of mankind, Adam & Eve.

The flood of Noah started at 2343 BC. So, 2343 BC - 500 BC, (manís 2nd invention of brass), = 1843 years for brass to re-appear on the scene. That, is according to mankind and his historical account. 2000 years for mankind to invent brass the first time and 1843 years the second time. 2000 - 1843 = 157 years less. But, they knew brass existed before.

Hear Ye Hear Ye:
Brass
is mentioned in the Old testament 127 times in 107 verses. After Genesis 4:22, it starts at Exodus 25:3 and ends at Zec 6:1. It was greatly used throughout the Old Testament. See the Bible verses at the end of this study.

Again, Brass from man's historical view
Brass was introduced around 500 BC. Brass is made from an alloy of Copper and Zinc. Since Zinc is rarely if ever found in its natural state, early on people discovered melting copper and calamine (a zinc ore) yielded a golden colored tarnish resistant.

I think the information contained in the Bible about brass blows the information to the left out of the water.

Metal & Melting point:
Copper = 1,984įF
Zinc = 787.2įF Zinc, a blue-silvery color, is NOT in The Bible. Without zinc you donít have brass.
Iron = 2,800įF
Lead = 621.5įF
Tin = 449.5įF

Iron is extracted from iron ore in a huge container called a blast furnace. Iron ores such as haematite contain iron(III) oxide, Fe 2O 3. The oxygen must be removed from the iron(III) oxide in order to leave the iron behind. Reactions in which oxygen is removed are called reduction reactions. Iron melts at 2,800įF.

Gen 4:22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron.

An instructor, (teacher), doesnít have to know how to actually do the process. Can acquire the knowledge by watching and taking notes.

Whoever was working with brass and iron in Genesis 4 was a metallurgist. Metallurgists are materials scientists who specialize in metals such as steel, aluminum, iron, and copper. They often work with alloys which are metals that are mixed with each other, or other elements, to create materials with specific desirable properties.

Iíve worked with metals all my adult life. Formed, machined, heat treated, brazed, soldered, welded, and just about anything you can think of to do with metal, Iíve done it. So, I guess itís only natural for me to find an interest in the metals mentioned in The Bible which, I think are seven. Gold, silver, lead, tin, copper, iron, and brass.

Even though brass is not a natural metal and has to be created by man, it is the first metal mentioned in The Bible. Genesis 4:22.

Metals & times mentioned in the Bible by the number of times mentioned are: Gold, 417 times. Silver, 320 times. Brass, 126 times. Lead, 60 times. Tin, 4 times. Iron, 2 times. Copper, 1 time.

Brass is mainly an alloy that consists of copper with zinc added. Brasses can have varying amounts of zinc or other elements added. These varying mixtures produce a wide range of properties and variation in color. Increased amounts of zinc provide the material with improved strength and ductility. Brass can range in color from red to yellow depending on the amount of zinc added to the alloy.

If the zinc content of the brass ranges from 32% to 39%, it will have increased hot working abilities but the cold working will be limited.

If the brass contains over 39% zinc (example Ė Muntz Metal), it will have a higher strength and lower ductility (at room temperature).

Other Brass Alloys:
Tin Brass:
is an alloy that contains copper, zinc and tin. This alloy group would include admiralty brass, naval brass and free machining brass. The tin has been added to inhibit dezincification (the leaching of zinc from brass alloys) in many environments. This group has low sensitivity to dezincification, moderate strength, high atmospheric and aqueous corrosion resistance and excellent electrical conductivity. They possess good hot forgeability and good cold formability. These alloys are typically used to make fasteners, marine hardware, screw machine parts, pump shafts and corrosion resistant mechanical products.

High tensile brasses, Naval brasses, Dezincification resistant brasses, Cold working Brasses, Casting brasses, Machining brass.

Zinc:
The element zinc was discovered in Germany in 1746 by Andreas Marggraf. However, zinc ores were commonly used to make brass as early as 1400 to 1000 B.C. in Palestine and an "alloy containing 87 percent zinc was discovered at prehistoric ruins in Transylvania," /// Yet here it is, being used in Genesis chapter four. At least 3,000 to 4,000 BC.

I found on the internet where someone claimed bronze was in the Bible. See info in left cell.
Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin and sometimes other metals, especially zinc. ... Symbolically, bronze is used in Scripture to represent the following: strength & durability. Bronze in the Bible. Leviticus 26:19; Deuteronomy 28:23; Job 40:18; Psalms 107:16; Jeremiah 1:18; 15:20; Daniel 2:3; Micah 4:13. In all the verses listed to the left, the word is brass. I donít know what Bible theyíre using but, I use The King James Version. There is a difference between brass & bronze. ... Be careful where you get your information.

This is the end of my study on brass in the Bible. Below are listed all the verses in the Bible that contain the word brass. At the end of those verses is some information about casting of these metals and iron.

Brass in Old Testament:
Gen 4:22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.

Exo 25:3 And this is the offering which ye shall take of them; gold, and silver, and brass,

Exo 26:11 And thou shalt make fifty taches of brass, and put the taches into the loops, and couple the tent together, that it may be one.

Exo 26:37 And thou shalt make for the hanging five pillars of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, and their hooks shall be of gold: and thou shalt cast five sockets of brass for them.

Exo 27:2 And thou shalt make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof: his horns shall be of the same: and thou shalt overlay it with brass.

Exo 27:3 And thou shalt make his pans to receive his ashes, and his shovels, and his basins, and his fleshhooks, and his firepans: all the vessels thereof thou shalt make of brass.

Exo 27:4 And thou shalt make for it a grate of network of brass; and upon the net shalt thou make four brazen rings in the four corners thereof.

Exo 27:6 And thou shalt make staves for the altar, staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with brass.

Exo 27:10 And the twenty pillars thereof and their twenty sockets shall be of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets shall be of silver.

Exo 27:11 And likewise for the north side in length there shall be hangings of an hundred cubits long, and his twenty pillars and their twenty sockets of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver.

Exo 27:17 All the pillars round about the court shall be filleted with silver; their hooks shall be of silver, and their sockets of brass.

Exo 27:18 The length of the court shall be an hundred cubits, and the breadth fifty every where, and the height five cubits of fine twined linen, and their sockets of brass.

Exo 27:19 All the vessels of the tabernacle in all the service thereof, and all the pins thereof, and all the pins of the court, shall be of brass.

Exo 30:18 Thou shalt also make a laver of brass, and his foot also of brass, to wash withal: and thou shalt put it between the tabernacle of the congregation and the altar, and thou shalt put water therein.

Exo 31:4 To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,

Exo 35:5 Take ye from among you an offering unto the LORD: whosoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, an offering of the LORD; gold, and silver, and brass,

Exo 35:24 Every one that did offer an offering of silver and brass brought the Lord's offering: and every man, with whom was found shittim wood for any work of the service, brought it.

Exo 35:32 And to devise curious works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,

Exo 36:18 And he made fifty taches of brass to couple the tent together, that it might be one.

Exo 36:38 And the five pillars of it with their hooks: and he overlaid their chapiters and their fillets with gold: but their five sockets were of brass.

Exo 38:2 And he made the horns thereof on the four corners of it; the horns thereof were of the same: and he overlaid it with brass.

Exo 38:3 And he made all the vessels of the altar, the pots, and the shovels, and the basins, and the fleshhooks, and the firepans: all the vessels thereof made he of brass.

Exo 38:5 And he cast four rings for the four ends of the grate of brass, to be places for the staves.

Exo 38:6 And he made the staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with brass.

Exo 38:8 And he made the laver of brass, and the foot of it of brass, of the lookingglasses of the women assembling, which assembled at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

Exo 38:11 And for the north side the hangings were an hundred cubits, their pillars were twenty, and their sockets of brass twenty; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver.

Exo 38:17 And the sockets for the pillars were of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver; and the overlaying of their chapiters of silver; and all the pillars of the court were filleted with silver.

Exo 38:19 And their pillars were four, and their sockets of brass four; their hooks of silver, and the overlaying of their chapiters and their fillets of silver.

Exo 38:20 And all the pins of the tabernacle, and of the court round about, were of brass.

Exo 38:29 And the brass of the offering was seventy talents, and two thousand and four hundred shekels.

Exo 39:39 The brazen altar, and his grate of brass, his staves, and all his vessels, the laver and his foot,

Lev 26:19 And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass:

Num 21:9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.

Num 31:22 Only the gold, and the silver, the brass, the iron, the tin, and the lead,

Deu 8:9 A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.

Deu 28:23 And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.

Deu 33:25 Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.

Josh 6:19 But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are consecrated unto the LORD: they shall come into the treasury of the LORD.

Josh 6:24 And they burnt the city with fire, and all that was therein: only the silver, and the gold, and the vessels of brass and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the LORD.

Josh 22:8 And he spake unto them, saying, Return with much riches unto your tents, and with very much cattle, with silver, and with gold, and with brass, and with iron, and with very much raiment: divide the spoil of your enemies with your brethren.

Judg 16:21 But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house.

1 Sam 17:5 And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass.

1 Sam 17:6 And he had greaves of brass upon his legs, and a target of brass between his shoulders.

1 Sam 17:38 And Saul armed David with his armour, and he put an helmet of brass upon his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail.

2 Sam 8:8 And from Betah, and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, king David took exceeding much brass.

2 Sam 8:10 Then Toi sent Joram his son unto king David, to salute him, and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer, and smitten him: for Hadadezer had wars with Toi. And Joram brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass:

2 Sam 21:16 And Ishbibenob, which was of the sons of the giant, the weight of whose spear weighed three hundred shekels of brass in weight, he being girded with a new sword, thought to have slain David.

1 Ki 7:14 He was a widow's son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to work all works in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and wrought all his work.

1 Ki 7:15 For he cast two pillars of brass, of eighteen cubits high apiece: and a line of twelve cubits did compass either of them about.

1 Ki 7:16 And he made two chapiters of molten brass, to set upon the tops of the pillars: the height of the one chapiter was five cubits, and the height of the other chapiter was five cubits:

1 Ki 7:27 And he made ten bases of brass; four cubits was the length of one base, and four cubits the breadth thereof, and three cubits the height of it.

1 Ki 7:30 And every base had four brazen wheels, and plates of brass: and the four corners thereof had undersetters: under the laver were undersetters molten, at the side of every addition.

1 Ki 7:38 Then made he ten lavers of brass: one laver contained forty baths: and every laver was four cubits: and upon every one of the ten bases one laver.

1 Ki 7:45 And the pots, and the shovels, and the basins: and all these vessels, which Hiram made to king Solomon for the house of the LORD, were of bright brass.

1 Ki 7:47 And Solomon left all the vessels unweighed, because they were exceeding many: neither was the weight of the brass found out.

2 Ki 25:7 And they slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound him with fetters of brass, and carried him to Babylon.

2 Ki 25:13 And the pillars of brass that were in the house of the LORD, and the bases, and the brazen sea that was in the house of the LORD, did the Chaldees break in pieces, and carried the brass of them to Babylon.

2 Ki 25:14 And the pots, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass wherewith they ministered, took they away.

2 Ki 25:16 The two pillars, one sea, and the bases which Solomon had made for the house of the LORD; the brass of all these vessels was without weight.

2 Ki 25:17 The height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits, and the chapiter upon it was brass: and the height of the chapiter three cubits; and the wreathen work, and pomegranates upon the chapiter round about, all of brass: and like unto these had the second pillar with wreathen work.

1 Chr 15:19 So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were appointed to sound with cymbals of brass;

1 Chr 18:8 Likewise from Tibhath, and from Chun, cities of Hadarezer, brought David very much brass, wherewith Solomon made the brazen sea, and the pillars, and the vessels of brass.

1 Chr 18:10 He sent Hadoram his son to king David, to inquire of his welfare, and to congratulate him, because he had fought against Hadarezer, and smitten him; (for Hadarezer had war with Tou;) and with him all manner of vessels of gold and silver and brass.

1 Chr 22:3 And David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the doors of the gates, and for the joinings; and brass in abundance without weight;

1 Chr 22:14 Now, behold, in my trouble I have prepared for the house of the LORD an hundred thousand talents of gold, and a thousand thousand talents of silver; and of brass and iron without weight; for it is in abundance: timber also and stone have I prepared; and thou mayest add thereto.

1 Chr 22:16 Of the gold, the silver, and the brass, and the iron, there is no number. Arise therefore, and be doing, and the LORD be with thee.

1 Chr 29:2 Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God the gold for things to be made of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and the brass for things of brass, the iron for things of iron, and wood for things of wood; onyx stones, and stones to be set, glistering stones, and of divers colours, and all manner of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance.

1 Chr 29:7 And gave for the service of the house of God of gold five thousand talents and ten thousand drams, and of silver ten thousand talents, and of brass eighteen thousand talents, and one hundred thousand talents of iron.

2 Chr 2:7 Send me now therefore a man cunning to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in iron, and in purple, and crimson, and blue, and that can skill to grave with the cunning men that are with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom David my father did provide.

2 Chr 2:14 The son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father was a man of Tyre, skilful to work in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson; also to grave any manner of graving, and to find out every device which shall be put to him, with thy cunning men, and with the cunning men of my lord David thy father.

2 Chr 4:1 Moreover he made an altar of brass, twenty cubits the length thereof, and twenty cubits the breadth thereof, and ten cubits the height thereof.

2 Chr 4:9 Furthermore he made the court of the priests, and the great court, and doors for the court, and overlaid the doors of them with brass.

2 Chr 4:16 The pots also, and the shovels, and the fleshhooks, and all their instruments, did Huram his father make to king Solomon for the house of the LORD of bright brass.

2 Chr 4:18 Thus Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance: for the weight of the brass could not be found out.

2 Chr 12:10 Instead of which king Rehoboam made shields of brass, and committed them to the hands of the chief of the guard, that kept the entrance of the king's house.

2 Chr 24:12 And the king and Jehoiada gave it to such as did the work of the service of the house of the LORD, and hired masons and carpenters to repair the house of the LORD, and also such as wrought iron and brass to mend the house of the LORD.

Job 6:12 Is my strength the strength of stones? or is my flesh of brass?

Job 28:2 Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the stone.

Job 40:18 His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.

Job 41:27 He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.

Psa 107:16 For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.

Isa 45:2 I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:

Isa 48:4 Because I knew that thou art obstinate, and thy neck is an iron sinew, and thy brow brass;

Isa 60:17 For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make thy officers peace, and thine exactors righteousness.

Jer 6:28 They are all grievous revolters, walking with slanders: they are brass and iron; they are all corrupters.

Jer 52:17 Also the pillars of brass that were in the house of the LORD, and the bases, and the brazen sea that was in the house of the LORD, the Chaldeans brake, and carried all the brass of them to Babylon.

Jer 52:18 The caldrons also, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the bowls, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass wherewith they ministered, took they away.

Jer 52:20 The two pillars, one sea, and twelve brazen bulls that were under the bases, which king Solomon had made in the house of the LORD: the brass of all these vessels was without weight.

Jer 52:22 And a chapiter of brass was upon it; and the height of one chapiter was five cubits, with network and pomegranates upon the chapiters round about, all of brass. The second pillar also and the pomegranates were like unto these.

Ezek 1:7 And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.

Ezek 22:18 Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: all they are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are even the dross of silver.

Ezek 22:20 As they gather silver, and brass, and iron, and lead, and tin, into the midst of the furnace, to blow the fire upon it, to melt it; so will I gather you in mine anger and in my fury, and I will leave you there, and melt you.

Ezek 24:11 Then set it empty upon the coals thereof, that the brass of it may be hot, and may burn, and that the filthiness of it may be molten in it, that the scum of it may be consumed.

Ezek 27:13 Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were thy merchants: they traded the persons of men and vessels of brass in thy market.

Ezek 40:3 And he brought me thither, and, behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate.

Dan 2:32 This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass,

Dan 2:35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.

Dan 2:39 And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.

Dan 2:45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.

Dan 4:15 Nevertheless leave the stump of his roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts in the grass of the earth:

Dan 4:23 And whereas the king saw a watcher and an holy one coming down from heaven, and saying, Hew the tree down, and destroy it; yet leave the stump of the roots thereof in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts of the field, till seven times pass over him;

Dan 5:4 They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.

Dan 5:23 But hast lifted up thyself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thou, and thy lords, thy wives, and thy concubines, have drunk wine in them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver, and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know: and the God in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified:

Dan 7:19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;

Dan 10:6 His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.

Micah 4:13 Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.

Zec 6:1 And I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came four chariots out from between two mountains; and the mountains were mountains of brass.

Brass in New Testament: Mentioned six times in six verses.

Mat 10:9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,

1 Cor 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

Rev 1:15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

Rev 2:18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;

Rev 9:20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:

Rev 18:12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,

Casting of Metal In The Bible

The word cast, (as in the casting of metals), first appears in The Bible at Exodus 25:12. The word molten first appears in the Bible at Exodus 32:4. NOTE the word cast means to melt. Molten, according to Merriam Webster dictionary, means, fused or liquefied by heat : melted. So when The Bible states cast or molten, itís saying the same thing. I have listed below, a few verses containing the word cast and molten. This proves it was being done early on.

Exo 25:12 And thou shalt cast;[1] four rings of gold for it, and put them in the four corners thereof; and two rings shall be in the one side of it, and two rings in the other side of it.

[1] "CAST": 3332. yatsaq, yaw_tsak'; a prim. root; prop. to pour out (trans. or intrans.); by impl. to melt or cast as metal; by extens. to place firmly, to stiffen or grow hard:__cast, cleave fast, be (as) firm, grow, be hard, lay out, molten, overflow, pour (out), run out, set down, stedfast.

Exo 26:37 And thou shalt make for the hanging five pillars of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, and their hooks shall be of gold: and thou shalt cast five sockets of brass for them.

Exo 36:36 And he made thereunto four pillars of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold: their hooks were of gold; and he cast for them four sockets of silver.

Exo 37:3 And he cast for it four rings of gold, to be set by the four corners of it; even two rings upon the one side of it, and two rings upon the other side of it.

Exo 37:13 And he cast for it four rings of gold, and put the rings upon the four corners that were in the four feet thereof.

Exo 38:5 And he cast four rings for the four ends of the grate of brass, to be places for the staves.

Exo 38:27 And of the hundred talents of silver were cast the sockets of the sanctuary, and the sockets of the veil; an hundred sockets of the hundred talents, a talent for a socket.

Exo 32:4 And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten;[1] calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

[1] "MOLTEN": 4541. maccekah, mas-say-kaw'; from H5258; prop. a pouring over, i.e. fusion of metal (espec. a cast image); by impl. a libation, i.e. league; concr. a coverlet (as if poured out):--covering, molten (image), vail.

Exo 32:8 They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

1 Ki 7:15 For he cast two pillars of brass, of eighteen cubits high apiece: and a line of twelve cubits did compass either of them about.

1 Ki 7:16 And he made two chapiters of molten;[1] brass, to set upon the tops of the pillars: the height of the one chapiter was five cubits, and the height of the other chapiter was five cubits:

[1]"MOLTEN": 3332. yatsaq, yaw_tsak'; a prim. root; prop. to pour out (trans. or intrans.); by impl. to melt or cast as metal; by extens. to place firmly, to stiffen or grow hard:-- cast, cleave fast, be (as) firm, grow, be hard, lay out, molten, overflow, pour (out), run out, set down, stedfast.

Copper melts at 1,984 degrees fahrenheit but, In my business we did copper brazing. The furnace temperature was set to 2,100 degrees fahrenheit. Iron melts at 2,800 degrees fahrenheit. I have never cast any iron but, I would assume the furnace temperature would be above 2800 degrees. It's my opinion that the people's inability to reach temperatures 2800 degrees and beyond is why they started using copper and zinc first.

Just think, all this was going on in the days of Adam and Eve.

 

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