lead metalin Bible times

Hebrew: עוֹפֶרֶת —transliteration: ophereth or ʿoferet —meaning: lead

Latin: plumbum

Occurrences in Scripture

The Hebrew word for lead appears 9 times in Scripture.

  1. “They sank like lead in the mighty waters.” —Exodus 15:10 NASB
  2. “Then Eleazar the priest said to the men of war who had gone to battle, ‘This is the statute of the law which the Lord has commanded Moses: only the gold and the silver, the bronze, the iron, the tin and the lead, everything that can stand the fire, you shall pass through the fire, and it shall be clean, but it shall be purified with water for impurity.” —Numbers 31:22 NASB excerpt
  3. “That with an iron stylus and lead
    They were engraved in the rock forever” —Job 19:24 NASB
  4. “The bellows blow fiercely,
    The lead is consumed by the fire” —Jeremiah 6:29 NASB excerpt
  5. Ezekiel 22:18
  6. Ezekiel 22:20
  7. Ezekiel 27:12
  8. Zechariah 5:8

Uses for lead in Biblical times include

Sources of lead in Biblical times

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Article Version: April 27, 2022