Beaten gold

beaten gold

in Num. 8:4, means “turned” or rounded work in gold. The Greek Version, however, renders the word “solid gold;” the Revised Version, “beaten work of gold.” In 1 Kings 10:16, 17, it probably means “mixed” gold, as the word ought to be rendered, i.e., not pure gold. Others render the word in these places “thin plates of gold.”

Historical Examples

She has a crimson satin cap, with a head-dress of wrought gold above it; and around her waist is a girdle of beaten gold.
A Decade of Italian Women, vol. I (of 2) T. Adolphus Trollope

There was not much available, but what there was was more than beaten gold to him.
The Day’s Work, Volume 1 Rudyard Kipling

But she put on her coat of beaten gold, and went to the lady, who soon was glad to wed her son to so beautiful a maid.
More English Fairy Tales Various

Then did he bring him to a place where was a gate of beaten gold.
Stories from the Faerie Queen Edmund Spenser

The dome is rich with beaten gold, and the dado is of very fine tiles, which produce a striking effect.
Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume I (of 2) Isabella L. Bird

Here also, hinged to the foundations of the altar, are twelve petals of beaten gold.
Allan Quatermain H. Rider Haggard

And what once threatened to be a violent red head had softened into beaten gold.
The Root of Evil Thomas Dixon

They set sail in a ship of which the sides were plated with beaten gold.
The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book Constance Cary Harrison

Thou shalt make also two cherubims of beaten gold, on the two sides of the oracle.
The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version Various

On the top were three statues of Zeus, Hera, and Rhea, of beaten gold.
The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI) Max Duncker


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