[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.

David,

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.


greetings,
Clay Bartholomew 
 





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