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Goldsmith
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Goldsmith
Goldsmith (צָרַת‎, tsarath). A craftsman who worked with metals, not limited to gold (Judg 17:4; Jer 10:9; 51:17; Isa 41:7). Goldsmiths helped construct the tabernacle, created art, and sometimes made idols (Exod 28:6; Num 33:52; Job 28:1; Prov 17:3; Isa 1:25; Hos 13:2; Mal 3:3). For more information
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Goldsmith
Goldsmith [Heb. ṣōrēp̱]. The only biblical references to the activities of this skilled craftsman are in the OT, alluding to the goldsmith as the one who fashioned elegant and costly idols (e.g., Jer. 10:9, 14; 51:17; AV “founder”).Superb examples of the goldsmith’s art have been recovered from
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Goldsmith
GOLDSMITH Artisan who specialized in fine gold work. They fashioned costly and elegant idols for pagan worship (Is 40:19; 41:7; 46:6; Jer 10:9, 14; 51:17) and prepared items and gold plating for the tabernacle (Ex 31:4; 35:32) and Solomon’s temple (1 Kgs 6:20–35). They formed a guild in postexilic times
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Goldsmith
Goldsmith(Neh. 3:8, 32; Isa. 40:19; 41:7; 46:6). The word so rendered means properly a founder or finer.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Founder
Founderfounder, the kjv’s archaic word for a ‘smelter’ or ‘refiner,’ i.e., a metal-smith (Judg. 17:4; Jer. 6:29; 10:9, 14; 51:17).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GOLDSMITH
GOLDSMITH<gold’-smith> ([צוֹרֵת‎, tsreph): Goldsmiths are first mentioned in connection with the building of the tabernacle (Ex 31:4; 36:1). Later, goldsmiths’ guilds are mentioned (Neh 3:8, 32). The art of refining gold and shaping it into objects was probably introduced into Palestine from
FOUNDER
FOUNDER<foun’-der> (from [צָרַת‎, tsaraph]): A worker in molten metal (Jdg 17:4, etc.). The word in the King James Version in Jer 10:9, 14; 51:17 is rendered in the Revised Version (British and American) “goldsmith,” and in 6:29 by a paraphrase, “They go on refining.”See REFINER; GOLDSMITH.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Goldsmith
goldsmith. An artisan who makes objects of gold. This English term is used a number of times in Bible versions to render the participle of the Hebrew verb ṣārap H7671 (“to smelt”), which can also be applied to the silversmith (as in Jdg. 17:4). The goldsmith’s primary work was to hammer gold into shape,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Goldsmith
GOLDSMITH, gōldʹsmith (צוֹרֵת‎, çōrēph): Goldsmiths are first mentioned in connection with the building of the tabernacle (Ex 31:4; 36:1). Later, goldsmiths’ guilds are mentioned (Neh 3:8, 32). The art of refining gold and shaping it into objects was probably introduced into Pal from Phoenicia (see
Founder
FOUNDER, foun′dẽr (from צָרַף‎, çāraph): A worker in molten metal (Jgs 17:4, etc). The word in AV in Jer 10:9, 14; 51:17 is rendered in RV “goldsmith,” and in 6:29 by a paraphrase, “They go on refining.” See Refiner; Goldsmith.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
GOLDSMITH
GOLDSMITH [צוֹרֵףtsoref]. The Hebrew word appears a number of times in Isaiah and Jeremiah, mainly in relation to idols (Isa 40:19; 41:7; 46:6; Jer 10:9) made of SILVER, often overlaid or decorated with gold leaf. The goldsmith worked both in silver and in GOLD. In Judg 17:4 tsoref is translated “SILVERSMITH.”