- silver used 320 times.
- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: Yes
- Included in Smiths: Yes
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H3701 Used 281 times
- H3702 Used 12 times
- H4480 Used 6 times
- H7192 Used 1 time
- G1406 Used 1 time
- G693 Used 3 times
- G694 Used 8 times
- G696 Used 5 times
Used for a great variety of purposes, as may be judged from the frequent references to it in Scripture. It first appears in commerce in Genesis 13:2; 23:15, 16. It was largely employed for making vessels for the sanctuary in the wilderness (Exodus 26:19; 27:17; Numbers 7:13, 19; 10:2). There is no record of its having been found in Syria or Palestine. It was brought in large quantities by foreign merchants from abroad, from Spain and India and other countries probably.
Used for money
For ornamentation of, and in the manufacture of, the utensils:
For the tabernacle
Exodus 26:19; Exodus 27:17; Exodus 35:24; Exodus 36:24; Exodus 38:25; Numbers 7:13; Numbers 7:19; Numbers 7:25; Numbers 7:31; Numbers 7:37; Numbers 7:43; Numbers 7:49; Numbers 7:55; Numbers 7:61; Numbers 7:67; Numbers 7:73; Numbers 7:79; Numbers 7:85
Cups made of
Trumpets made of
Cords made of
Chains made of
Shrines made of
Baskets or filigree made of
Jewels made of
Palace made of
Song of Solomon 8:9
In very early times silver was used for ornaments, (Genesis 24:53) and for vessels of various kinds. Images for idolatrous worship were made of silver or overlaid with it, (Exodus 20:23; Hosea 13:2); Habakkuk 2:19 Bar. 6.39, and the manufacture of silver shrines for Diana was a trade in Ephesus. (Acts 19:24) But its chief use was as a medium of exchange, and throughout the Old Testament we find "silver" used for money, like the French argent . Silver was brought to Solomon from Arabia, (2 Chronicles 9:14) and from Tarshish, (2 Chronicles 9:21) which supplied the markets of Tyre. (Ezekiel 27:12) From Tarshish it came int he form of plates, (Jeremiah 10:9) like those on which the sacred books of the Singhalese are written to this day. Spain appears to have been the chief source whence silver was obtained by the ancients. Possibly the hills of Palestine may have afforded some supply of this metal. Silvers mixed with alloy is referred to in (Jeremiah 6:30) and a finer kind, either purer in itself or more thoroughly purified, is mentioned in (Proverbs 8:19)
1. A metal of a white color and lively brilliancy. It has neither taste nor smell; its specific gravity is 10.552, according to Bergman, but according to Kirwan it is less. A cubic foot weighs about 660 lbs. Its ductility is little inferior to that of gold. It is harder and more elastic that tin of iron. It is found native in thin plates or leaves, or in fine threads, or it is found mieralized by various substances. Great quanitities of the metal are furnished by the mines of South America, and it is found in small quantities in Norway, Germany, Spain, the United State, etc.
2. Money; coin made of silver
3. Any thing of soft splendor. Pallas-piteous of her plaintive cries, In slumber clos'd her silver-streaming eyes.
1. Made of silver; as a silver cup.
2. White like silver; as silver hair. Others on silver lakes and rivers bath'd Their downy breast.
3. White, or pale; of a pale luster; as the silver moon.
4. SOft; as a silver voice or sound.
SIL'VER, verb transitive
1. To cover superficially with a coat of silver; as, to silver a pin or a dialplate.
2. To foliate; to cover with tinfoil amalgamated with quicksilver; as, to silver glass.
3. To adorn with mild luster; to make smooth and bright. And smiling calmness silver'd o'er the deep.
4. To make hoary. His head was silver'd o'er with age.
SIL'VER-BEATER, noun One that foliates silver, or forms it into a leaf.
SIL'VER-BUSH, noun A plant, a species of Anthyllis.
SIL'VERED, participle passive Covered with a thin coat of silver; rendered smooth and lustrous; made white or a hoary.
SIL'VER-FIR, noun A species of fir.
SIL'VER-FISH, noun A fish of the size of a small carp, having a white color, striped with silvery lines.
SIL'VERING, participle present tense Covering the surface with a thin coat of silver; foliating; rendering mildly lustrous; rendering white.
SIL'VERING, noun The art, operation or practice of covering the surface of any thing with silver; as the silvering of copper or brass.
(Isaiah 7:23). Literally the words are "at a thousand of silver", i.e., "pieces of silver," or shekels.
a word used once only in the Authorized Version, (Isaiah 7:23) as a translation of the Hebrew word elsewhere rendered "silver" or "money."
SIL'VERLY, adverb With the appearance of silver.
SIL'VERSMITH, noun One whose occupation is to work'in silver, or in manufactures of which the precious metals form a part.
SIL'VER-THISTLE, noun A plant.
SIL'VER-TREE, noun A plant of the genus Protea.
SIL'VER-WEED, noun A plant of the genus Potentilla.
1. Like silver; having the appearance of silver; white; of a mild luster. Of all the enameled race whose silvery wing Waves to the tepid zephyrs of the spring.
2. Besprinkled or covered with silver.