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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Lead
Lead. Heavy, soft, blue-gray metal.See Minerals, Metals, and Precious Stones.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lead; Leaden
Lead; Leaden[Heb ʿôp̱ereṯ]. A heavy, malleable, blue-gray metal. Lead was one of the first metals to be used in its free state, probably because it was so easily extracted from its ores. In ancient times lead was found in Egypt and the Sinai peninsula. Considerable quantities were also found in northern
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Lead
lead, a heavy, malleable, bluish-gray metal. It was Midianite booty (Num. 31:22), and it was used for weights (Zech. 5:7) and for sinkers on fishing lines. Ezek. 22:18–20 mentions lead with other metals; 27:12 indicates the existence of Israelite trade in lead with Tarshish. Job 19:24 describes engraved
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Lead
LeadA chemical element which is the heaviest and softest of the common metals. It is sometimes found as lead sulfide or galena, and not in its pure form. Lead has a bright metallic luster between silvery-bluish-white to bluish-gray. It is very malleable and quite ductile. It has been used for many purposes
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Lead
Lead (Heb. ˓ôp̱ereṯ). † A malleable, blue-gray metal widely known and used in the ancient world. Lead was abundant and cheap (Sir. 47:18). Among the metal objects captured from the Midianites in battle in the Transjordanian plain were some made of lead (Num. 31:22). Tyre received imports of lead
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Lead
Lead. This is one of the most common of metals, found generally in veins of rocks, though seldom in a metallic state, and most commonly in combination with sulphur. It was early known to the ancients, and the allusions to it in Scripture indicate that the Hebrews were well acquainted with its uses. The
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Lead
Leadlead, a heavy, malleable, bluish-gray metal. It was Midianite booty (Num. 31:22), used for weights (Zech. 5:7) and for sinkers on fishing lines (British Museum examples, from ca. 1200 b.c.). Ezek. 22:18–20 mentions lead with other metals; 27:12 indicates the existence of Israelite trade in lead
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Lead
LeadLead is a soft, silvery-white or grayish metal commonly used in antiquity. Although not an attractive metal like silver or gold, it was used because it is very malleable, ductile, dense and resistant to corrosion and because it is part of useful alloys. The references to lead in the Bible are figurative.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LEAD
LEAD<led> (עוֹפֶ֫178ָרת‎ [̀ophereth]): Lead was one of the first metals to be used in the free state, probably because it was so easily obtained from its ores. Lead was found in ancient times in Egypt and the Sinaitic peninsula. There is no lead found in Palestine proper, but in Northern Syria and Asia
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Lead
Lead, one of the most common of metals, found generally in veins of rocks, and usually in combination with sulphur. It was early known to the ancients, and the allusions to it in Scripture indicate that the Hebrews were well acquainted with its uses. The rocks in the neighborhood of Sinai yielded it
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Lead (Metal)
lead (metal). A very soft metal, more than eleven times as dense as water (cf. Exod. 15:10; Heb. ʿōperet H6769), fusible with a melting point of 327oC; it forms alloys with silver (cf. Ezek. 22:18, 20) and tin (solder). It can be inlaid to form letters (cf. Job 19:24) or patterns, particularly when
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