[b-hebrew] Lost wax casting Exo 32:4
C. Stirling Bartholomew
jacksonpollock at earthlink.net
Mon Aug 16 00:31:00 EDT 2004
On 8/15/04 7:57 PM, "David N. da Silva" <huyxh8s02 at sneakemail.com> wrote:
> I presume that in the second millennium, one would make a golden figurine by
> using the lost wax method.
The lexical syntactic data do not seem to suggest casting.
U.Cassuto and others suggest a plating process where the gold is worked over
a wooden model. If you look at Ex. 32:20 you will notice that the artifact
in question is subject to burning. Wood burns. Gold does not burn.
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