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WEDGE, OF GOLD

wej, (lashon zahabh, literally, "tongue of gold"): A piece of gold in the form of a wedge found by Achan in the sack of Jericho. It was in one of the forms in which gold was used for money and was probably stamped or marked to indicate its weight, which was 50 shekels, i.e. one maneh, according to the Hebrew standard, or nearly two pounds troy. Its value would be 102 British pounds 10 shillings or USD510.00 (in 1915). See MONEY; POUND. A wedge, or rather, oblong rectangular strip of gold, of similar weight has been found in the excavations of Gezer (Macalister, Bible Side-Lights, 121). Along with metal rings they were doubtless used as an early form of currency. In Isaiah 13:12 the King James Version, kethem, "pure gold" (so the Revised Version (British and American)), is translated as "golden wedge" on insufficient grounds.

H. Porter

Strong's Hebrew
3956. lashon -- tongue
... tongue (84), tongues (5), word (1). babbler, evil speaker, language, talker,
tongue, wedge. Or lashon {law-shone'}; also (in plural ...
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3800. kethem -- gold
... Word Origin from an unused word Definition gold NASB Word Usage fine gold
(2), gold (6), pure gold (1). most fine, pure golden wedge. ...
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2490. chalal -- to bore, pierce
... by implication) to wound, to dissolve; figuratively, to profane (a person, place
or thing), to break (one's word), to begin (as if by an "opening wedge"); denom ...
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Library

The Eighth Commandment
... another. Achan's covetous humour made him steal the wedge of gold, a wedge
which cleaved asunder his soul from God. Joshua 7:21. ...
/.../watson/the ten commandments/2 8 the eighth commandment.htm

Of the Number of Natures in the Manich├Žan Fiction.
... If they are, then it is not another nature or sort of body of God which the wedge
of the race of darkness cleaves and penetrates, which itself is an ...
/.../chapter 24 name the number.htm

The Anthropomorphites not So Bad as the Manich├Žans.
... and solid, while in one part He is cloven, with an empty void, and with undefined
space above, while the region of darkness is inserted wedge-like below. ...
/.../chapter 23 name anthropomorphites not.htm

The Form of the Region of Light the Worse of the Two.
... And what an unseemly appearance is this of the region of light!"like a cloven arch,
with a black wedge inserted below, bounded only in the direction of the ...
/.../chapter 22 name form of.htm

"Show Me Thy Glory!"
... Then I showed her the diagram of the Wedge; the great black disc for heathendom,
and the narrow white slit for the converts won. She looked at it amazed. ...
/.../wilson-carmichael/things as they are/chapter xxxii show me thy.htm

Little Sins
... Thou desirest me to put in the thin end of the wedge. ... He showed Achan, first
of all, a goodly Babylonish garment, and a wedge of gold. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 5 1859/little sins.htm

The Savanna of Aripo
... A low tree, seldom rising more than twenty or thirty feet, it throws out wedge shaped
leaves some ten or twelve feet long, sometimes all but entire, sometimes ...
//christianbookshelf.org/kingsley/at last/chapter xii the savanna of.htm

The Tenth Commandment
... (4) A man is given to covetousness when he so sets his heart upon worldly things,
that for the love of them, he will part with heavenly; for the wedge of gold ...
/.../watson/the ten commandments/2 1 the tenth commandment.htm

Tenth Commandment
... God of Israel, and thus and thus have I:done: When I saw among the spoils a goodly
Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold ...
//christianbookshelf.org/moody/weighed and wanting/tenth commandment.htm

The Old Testament and Archeology
... In the gullies cut by centuries of rain he gathered numerous little clay tablets,
covered on every side with the same wedge-shaped characters as those seen on ...
/.../the christian view of the old testament/chapter iv the old testament.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A piece of metal, or other hard material, thick at one end, and tapering to a thin edge at the other, used in splitting wood, rocks, etc., in raising heavy bodies, and the like. It is one of the six elementary machines called the mechanical powers. See Illust. of Mechanical powers, under Mechanical.

2. (n.) A solid of five sides, having a rectangular base, two rectangular or trapezoidal sides meeting in an edge, and two triangular ends.

3. (n.) A mass of metal, especially when of a wedgelike form.

4. (n.) Anything in the form of a wedge, as a body of troops drawn up in such a form.

5. (n.) The person whose name stands lowest on the list of the classical tripos; -- so called after a person (Wedgewood) who occupied this position on the first list of 1828.

6. (v. t.) To cleave or separate with a wedge or wedges, or as with a wedge; to rive.

7. (v. t.) To force or drive as a wedge is driven.

8. (v. t.) To force by crowding and pushing as a wedge does; as, to wedge one's way.

9. (v. t.) To press closely; to fix, or make fast, in the manner of a wedge that is driven into something.

10. (v. t.) To fasten with a wedge, or with wedges; as, to wedge a scythe on the snath; to wedge a rail or a piece of timber in its place.

11. (v. t.) To cut, as clay, into wedgelike masses, and work by dashing together, in order to expel air bubbles, etc.

Thesaurus
Wedge (3 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) Anything in the form of a wedge, as a body of troops drawn up in
such a form. ... 7. (vt) To force or drive as a wedge is driven. ...
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Key (8 Occurrences)
... 6. (n.) A piece of wood used as a wedge. ... 10. (n.) A wedge to unite two or more pieces,
or adjust their relative position; a cotter; a forelock. 11. ...
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Gad (78 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) A pointed or wedge-shaped instrument of metal, as a steel wedge used
in mining, etc. ... 5. (n.) A wedge-shaped billet of iron or steel. ...
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Gold (429 Occurrences)
... (5.) Hebrews kethem, ie, something concealed or separated (Job 28:16, 19; Psalm
45:9; Proverbs 25:12). Rendered "golden wedge" in Isaiah 13:12. ...WEDGE, OF GOLD. ...
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Mantle (35 Occurrences)
... Joshua 7:21 when I saw among the spoil a goodly Babylonish mantle, and two hundred
shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I ...
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Robe (142 Occurrences)
... Joshua 7:21 When I saw among the spoil a beautiful Babylonian robe, two hundred
shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold weighing fifty shekels, then I coveted ...
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Garment (143 Occurrences)
... Joshua 7:21 When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred
shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I ...
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Underneath (19 Occurrences)
... Joshua 7:21 When I saw among the spoil a goodly Shinar mantle, and two hundred shekels
of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted ...
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Gore (9 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) A wedge-shaped or triangular piece of cloth, canvas, etc., sewed into a
garment, sail, etc., to give greater width at a particular part. ...
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Weddings (2 Occurrences)

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Bible Concordance
Wedge (3 Occurrences)

Joshua 7:21 When I saw among the spoil a beautiful Babylonian robe, two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold weighing fifty shekels, then I coveted them and took them. Behold, they are hidden in the ground in the middle of my tent, with the silver under it."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NIV)

Joshua 7:24 Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, the silver, the robe, the wedge of gold, his sons, his daughters, his cattle, his donkeys, his sheep, his tent, and all that he had; and they brought them up to the valley of Achor.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NIV)

Isaiah 13:12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
(KJV WBS)

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Wedge

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