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        Gold was known from the very earliest times. Ge 2:11 It was at first used chiefly for ornaments, etc. Ge 24:22 Coined money was not known to the ancients till a comparatively late period; and on the Egyptian tombs gold is represented as being weighed in rings for commercial purposes. Comp. Ge 43:21 Gold was extremely abundant in ancient times, 1Ch 22:14; 2Ch 1:15; 9:9; Da 3:1; Na 2:9 but this did not depreciate its value, because of the enormous quantities consumed by the wealthy in furniture, etc. 1Ki 6:22
        10 passim; Es 1:6; So 3:9,10; Jer 10:9 The chief countries mentioned as producing gold are Arabia, Sheba and Ophir. 1Ki 9:28; 10:1; Job 28:16

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Smith, William, Dr "Meaning and Definition for 'gold' in Smiths Bible Dictionary". - Smith's; 1901.

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