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>Subject: What does brass sybolize in the Bible?
>From: Tony Jeffers
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>Subject: What does brass symbolize in the bible
>I've looked up the word brass. However, I do not have a clear
>definition of the symbolic the metal and how it relates to end time
>prophecy and old testament interpretation.

From: Pastor Donald Levesque
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Subject: Re: What does brass symbolize in the Bible?

The torah sybolizes brass as judgement we read

Deut 28:22-23
22 The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with
an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with
blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.
23 And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that
is under thee shall be iron.

Iron speaks of bondage, imprisonment, while gold speaks of truth, and silver
of redemption.

Don Levesque


From: Mike E Allison
Subject: Re: What does brass sybolize in the Bible?

It's my understanding that brass is symbolic of sin. It is a mixed
metal, impure when compared to silver or gold. It also comprised the
substance of the laver in front of the temple used for ceremonial
cleansing before the priests offered sacrifices.


From: Paul Jablonowski
Subject: Re: What does brass sybolize in the Bible?


My understanding is that bronze and brass symbolize suffering and
sacrifice in the scriptures. For example: the bronze altar of
sacrifice, and the stakes for the tent pegs in Moses' tabernacle.
Also Jesus' feet are like brass and they have been pierced. Jesus
learned obedience through what he suffered, and was made perfect
through these sufferings. By His wounds we are healed. He endured
the cross, because he had the joy set before Him of bringing many sons
to the Father.

Benny Hinn has an excellent video on the Tabernacle of Moses that has
a computerized virtual reality tour of all the parts in the
tabernacle. During this video he explains in detail why brass and
bronze represent suffering.



From: Stephen Zimmerman
Subject: Re: What does brass sybolize in the Bible?

<< What does brass sybolize in the bible >>

It usually has to do with sin, and also symbolizes the fire that
"burns up" the sin. Thus, the brass serpents in the wilderness were
called "fiery" serpents, and having one up on the pole symbolized our
sins hanging on the cross and being borne away to death with Messiah.


From: Philip Nowland
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Subject: Re: What does brass sybolize in the Bible?

Hello Tony,

Brass is significant in the Bible, it being quite heavily used in the
building of the Tabernacle. The Hebrew word (NACHOSHETH) is rendered a
number of ways by English translations: Brass, Bronze or Copper - and
it is clear that the wording of the Hebrew in the Tanach (Old
Testament Scriptures) makes no attempt to differentiate between these
metals or alloys. It is frequently contrasted with gold and silver,
being precious metals, and is thus being described as a base metal.

One cannot resist the conclusion that brass is a picture of God's
judgement upon sin.

The first use of the word is in Genesis 4:22, where Tubal Cain is
presented as the originator of a technology advance, which most likely
ended in God's judgement upon man at the flood.

However the most interesting use of it is in Numbers 21:9, where Moses
puts a model of a snake, made from brass (or bronze?) on a pole, and
when the people looked at it they were delivered from the poisonous
bites of the snakes that had infested their camp as a result of their
own sin.

John 3:14-15 compares the snake on the pole to Yeshua (Jesus) and when
we believe on Him, we are delivered from the effect of sin. Because He
took our sin on Him in God's judgement against it - then He can
deliver us from it. God judged sin when Messiah died for us - in our
place. If He is lifted up (and thus believed upon) then He will draw
all men to the LORD.

The word for snake is NACHASH, which is directly connected to the word
for brass (NECHESHETH). They are virtually the same word. So for brass
read snake - and for snake read brass.

Genesis 3 tells us that God has judged Satan, in that case in the form
of a snake.

So just as the snake is a symbol of Satan, who tries to bite mankind,
but when they look to Messiah for deliverance - they are delivered,
because God has judged - and dealt with sin, then brass is a picture
of God's judgement against sin - but not just that - it is a picture
of God's judgement against sin carried out through the death of His
dearly beloved Son - Yeshua HaMashiach - Jesus Christ.

Regards from - Philip Nowland - Huntingdon, England


From: Shane Westhoelter
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Subject: Re: What does brass sybolize in the Bible?

Brass is typically a symbol of judgement found through out the Bible.
It was also used in the Tabernacle of the Wilderness and was
associated with areas of judgment - alter, brazen laver etc.

In Neb. statue it also represented judgement and countries of
judgement etc. I think if you lookk at it from this prespective you
will find some very interesting hidden knowledge in God's word.

Shane Westhoelter
Pastor Hidden Truth Ministries


From: Keith O'Der
Subject: Re: What does brass sybolize in the Bible?


In John 3:14, it is stated "As Moses lifted up the serpent in the
wilderness, so must the son on man be lifted up." In Numbers 21:9, we
find that Moses fashioned a serpent out of brass and hung it on a pole
and it came to pass that anyone who look up at it was saved from the
scorpion sting (Sin).

This direct reference by Yeshua shows that the serpent was sin and
brass is Judgement or Judged by God.


From: Jan
Subject: Re: What does brass sybolize in the Bible?


There are scriptures that use 'brass' in descriptions of governments.
In the dream of Nebuchadnezzar, the image had various metals picturing
various levels and divisions of power.

The dream: Dan. 2:31-35
The interpretation: Dan. 2:38-45

The vessels in the House of the Lord were made of different metals and
were designated for their various special services within the House of
God and they were called the "vessels of the sanctuary" and were all
anointed and sanctified {Num. 7:1} and sprinkled with blood {Heb.
9:21). They were 'holy' vessels {Ezra 8:28} for His service {Jos.
6:19} and "shall come into" the treasury of the Lord.

I believe 'vessels' also picture the people of God that will be in
His service in His coming Kingdom in various levels and divisions of
service, being pictured as silver, gold, brass, etc. depending on what
positions they will occupy in His coming Kingdom. They also are the
anointed, sanctified, sprinkled with blood and holy "vessels of the

I hope this is of some help to you in understanding the subject
of 'brass' in the scriptures.



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