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used for a great variety of purposes, as may be judged from the frequent references to it in Scripture
It first appears in commerce in Genesis 13:2; 23:15-16. It was largely employed for making vessels for the sanctuary in the wilderness (Exodus 26:19; 27:17; Numbers 7:13, 19; 10:2). There is no record of its having been found in Syria or Israel.