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Silver

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • 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

Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Silver

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.


Naves Topical Index
Silver

From Tarshish
Ezekiel 27:12

Refining of

General references
Proverbs 17:3; Proverbs 25:4; Proverbs 26:23; Ezekiel 22:18-22; Jeremiah 6:29-30; Zech 13:9; Malachi 3:3
Refining

Used for money

Used for money
Genesis 13:2; Genesis 17:12; Genesis 20:16; Genesis 23:13-16; Amos 8:6; Matthew 10:9; Matthew 26:15; Mark 14:11; Acts 19:19
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

Of the temple
1 Chronicles 28:14; 1 Chronicles 29:2-5; Ezra 5:14; Ezra 6:5; Ezra 8:26; Daniel 5:2

Cups made of
Genesis 44:2

Trumpets made of
Numbers 10:2

Cords made of
Ecclesiastes 12:6

Chains made of
Isaiah 40:19

Shrines made of
Acts 19:24

Idols made of
Exodus 20:23; Isaiah 30:22; Hosea 13:2

Baskets or filigree made of
Proverbs 25:11

Jewels made of

General references
Song of Solomon 1:11
Jewels

Palace made of
Song of Solomon 8:9

Vessels of
Numbers 7:85; 1 Kings 10:25; 2 Samuel 8:10; 2 Kings 12:13; 1 Chronicles 18:10; 2 Chronicles 24:14; Ezra 1:6; Ezra 5:14; Ezra 6:5; Ezra 8:26; Daniel 5:2; Daniel 11:8

Abundance of
1 Kings 10:27; 1 Chronicles 22:14; 1 Chronicles 29:2-7; 2 Chronicles 1:15; Ecclesiastes 2:8; Isaiah 2:7

Dross from
Proverbs 25:4; Proverbs 26:23

Reprobate
Jeremiah 6:30

Workers in

General references
2 Chronicles 2:14; Acts 19:24
Smith; Money

Symbolic
Daniel 2:32; Daniel 2:35


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Silver

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)


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Silver

SIL'VER, noun

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.

SIL'VER, adjective

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.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Silver-beater

SIL'VER-BEATER, noun One that foliates silver, or forms it into a leaf.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Silver-bush

SIL'VER-BUSH, noun A plant, a species of Anthyllis.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Silvered

SIL'VERED, participle passive Covered with a thin coat of silver; rendered smooth and lustrous; made white or a hoary.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Silver-fir

SIL'VER-FIR, noun A species of fir.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Silver-fish

SIL'VER-FISH, noun A fish of the size of a small carp, having a white color, striped with silvery lines.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Silvering

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.


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Silverling

(Isaiah 7:23). Literally the words are "at a thousand of silver", i.e., "pieces of silver," or shekels.


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Silverlings

a word used once only in the Authorized Version, (Isaiah 7:23) as a translation of the Hebrew word elsewhere rendered "silver" or "money."


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Silverly

SIL'VERLY, adverb With the appearance of silver.


Naves Topical Index
Silversmith

General references
Acts 19:24
Smith


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Silversmith

SIL'VERSMITH, noun One whose occupation is to work'in silver, or in manufactures of which the precious metals form a part.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Silver-thistle

SIL'VER-THISTLE, noun A plant.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Silver-tree

SIL'VER-TREE, noun A plant of the genus Protea.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Silver-weed

SIL'VER-WEED, noun A plant of the genus Potentilla.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Silvery

SIL'VERY, adjective

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.