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Brass. [N] [E]

The word nechosheth is improperly translated by "brass." In most places of the Old Testament the correct translation would be copper, although it may sometimes possibly mean bronze a compound of copper and tin. Indeed a simple metal was obviously intended, as we see from ( 8:9 ; 33:25 ; Job 28 ) Copper was known at a very early period. ( Genesis 4:22 )

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Brass'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.