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Gold
        

Emblem of purity (Job 23:10), of nobility (Lamentations 4:1). Zaahaab, "yellow gold," as geld from gel, yellow. Sagur, "treasured gold " (1 Kings 6:20). Paz, "native gold" (Job 28:17; Song of Solomon 5:15). Betser, "gold earth," i.e. raw ore (Job 22:24). Kethem, figuratively (Job 37:22 margin) "golden splendor"; but Maurer literally, "gold is to be found in northern regions, but God cannot, be found out because of His majesty" (compare Job 28). Charuts, "dug out gold" (Proverbs 8:10).
        It was not coined in ancient times, but is represented on Egyptian tombs as weighed out in the form of rings of fixed weight (Genesis 43:21). Simon Maccabeus (1 Maccabees 15) was the first who coined Jewish money. Arabia, Sheba, and Ophir, Uphaz, and Parvaim (used for "gold" in Job 22:24), were the gold producing countries. It is no longer found in Arabia. The Asiatics have always possessed more gold in ornaments than in money.
        


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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'gold' Fausset's Bible Dictionary".
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