The stones of the field and other mineral
resources of the Holy Land have always affected what its people can
grow, what they can build and how they build it, and many other
practical and aesthetic aspects of living.
The Gold of That Land uses the resources
of geology, archeology, and history to determine the identity and
occurrence of the minerals, gemstones, metals, rocks, and other earth
resources mentioned in the Bible. It shows how they contributed to life
in biblical times and how they enrich the language and records of the
This site will help Bible students at all levels,
as well as visitors to the Holy Land, and it will enable general readers
who delight in the works of the Lord (Psalm 111:2) to find fresh lessons
for our times.
-- Richard S. Barnett, Virtual Curator
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seane dieses Haus
und alle Leute die du gehen ein und aus."
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indicated, Bible quotations are taken from the New International
Version. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by Zondervan Corp.
identified KJV are from the Authorised (“King James”)
Version of the Bible of 1611.
Quotations identified RSV are from the
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, Copyright © 1946, 1952,
1971, and 1973.
Quotations identified NEB are from the
New English Bible, Copyright © 1961 and 1970.
Quotations identified as “Phillips” are from
The New Testament in Modern English by J.B. Phillips,
Copyright © 1958.
of Biblical Minerals & Rocks
Biblical Minerals & Rocks
Appendix 1: Stones Not Mentioned in
Appendix 2: The
Building Stones of Jerusalem
Appendix 3: The High Priest’s
Appendix 4: Rock Classification Charts
Appendix 5: Geologic Column & Stratigraphy
The Mohs scale of Hardness