silver in the Bible
Silver was used for a great variety of purposes in Biblical times. It is frequently referenced to in Scripture.
It first appears in commerce in Genesis 13:2; 23:15-16.
There is no record of silver having been found in Syria or Israel.
Hebrew and Greek words
Hebrew: כֶּסֶף —transliteration: keseph —meaning: silver; or sometimes money —occurrences: 403 times in Scripture —origin: from the word kasaph refers to something that is longed for
ἄργυρος —transliteration: arguros or árgyros —meaning: the metal silver —origin: from argos meaning shining —occurrences: 5
ἀργυροῦς —transliteration: argurous —meaning: made of silver —occurrences: 3
ἀργύριον —transliteration: argurion —meaning: a piece of silver; or something silvery —usage: silver, a piece of silver, a shekel, or money in general —occurrences: 20
δραχμή —transliteration: drachmé —meaning: a Greek coin made of silver —occurrences: 3
ἀργυροκόπος —transliteration: argurokopos —meaning: a silversmith; a beater of silver —occurrences: 1 (see: Demetrius)