beaten gold

in Num. 8:4, means “turned” or rounded work in gold

The Greek Version, however, renders the word “solid gold;” the Revised King James Version, “beaten work of gold.”

In 1 Kings 10:16-17, it probably means “mixed” gold, as the word ought to be rendered, i.e., not pure gold.

Others render the word in these places “thin plates of gold.”

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