Dictionary Mode: easton:Copper
Copper @ derived from the Greek kupros (the island of Cyprus), called "Cyprian brass," occurs only in the Authorized Version in Ezra:8:27. Elsewhere the Hebrew word (nehosheth) is improperly rendered "brass," and sometimes "steel" ( 2Samuel:22:35; Jeremiah:15:12). The "bow of steel" Job:20:24; Psalms:18:34) should have been "bow of copper" (or "brass," as in the R.V.). The vessels of "fine copper" of Ezra:8:27 were probably similar to those of "bright brass" mentioned in kjvKings:7:45; Daniel:10:6. Tubal-cain was the first artificer in brass and iron Genesis:4:22). Hiram was noted as a worker in brass (kjvKings:7:14). Copper abounded in Palestine Deuteronomy:8:9; Isaiah:60:17; 1Chronicles:22:3 1Chronicles:22:14). All sorts of vessels in the tabernacle and the temple were made of it Leviticus:6:28; Numbers:16:39; 2Chronicals:4:16; Ezra:8:27); also weapons of war ( 1Samuel:17:5-6, 38; 2Samuel:21:16). Iron is mentioned only four times Genesis:4:22; Leviticus:26:19; Numbers:31:22 Numbers:35:16) in the first four books of Moses, while copper (rendered "brass") is mentioned forty times. (See BRASS.) We find mention of Alexander (q.v.), a "coppersmith" of Ephesus ( 2Timothy:4:14).
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