A heavy, malleable, bluish-gray metal. It was Midianite booty (Num 31:22
) and used for weights (Zech 5:7
) and sinkers on fishing lines. (Ezek 22:18-20
) mentions lead with other metals; (Ezek 27:12
) indicates the existence of Israelite trade in lead with Tarshish. (Job 19:24
) describes engraved tablets whose letters are lead filled for reading clarity and permanence. (Exod 15:10
) employs “lead” figuratively: Pharaoh’s armies sink “as lead” into the waters.
22gold, silver, bronze, iron, tin, and lead—
7Then a leaden cover was lifted, and there was a woman sitting in the basket!
18Mortal, the house of Israel has become dross to me; all of them, silver, bronze, tin, iron, and lead. In the smelter they have become dross.19Therefore thus s ... View more
12Tarshish did business with you out of the abundance of your great wealth; silver, iron, tin, and lead they exchanged for your wares.
24O that with an iron pen and with lead
they were engraved on a rock forever!
10You blew with your wind, the sea covered them;
they sank like lead in the mighty waters.