Dating vereeniging age 17
It was a symbol of wealth and position as in the description of the palace of Ahasuerus "…
silver rings and marble pillars, and also couches of gold and silver…" (Esth. When "all the kings of the earth" came to hear Solomon, they brought him gifts of gold and silver ( Kings ).
Tubal-Cain, who forged all implements of copper and iron" (Gen. The Bible speaks of the high qualifications necessary for the specialized metalwork of the Tabernacle: "I have endowed him with a divine spirit of skill, ability, and knowledge …
As early as the patriarchal period, gold was used for manufacturing jewelry and fine vessels (Gen.
) whose value was measured by the amount of gold they contained.
mishkal), from which the term *shekel is apparently derived.
Weighing the silver was replaced by standard units of weight, which became *coins ; later the coins were counted, as, for example, "I herewith give your brother 1,000 pieces of silver" (Gen. Silver was also used for making vessels for the Tabernacle and the Temple.