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min, min'-ing: In Job 28:1-11 we have the only Biblical reference to mines. The writer very likely derived his information either from personal observation or from a description by an eyewitness, of the mining operations of Sinai (see METALS). No traces of ancient mines have yet been found in Palestine and Syria. What metals were taken out came from the superficial strata. The mines of Upper Egypt have already been mentioned. Burton and other travelers in Northern Arabia and the Red Sea country have found there evidences of ancient mining operations.

The usual Egyptian method of mining was to follow the vein from the surface as far as it was practicable with tools corresponding to our pick and hoe, hammer and chisel. The shafts frequently extended into the ground a distance of 180 to 200 ft. The rock when too hard to be dug out was first cracked by having fires built on it. The metal-bearing stone was carried in baskets to the surface, where the crushing and separating took place. The mining operations were performed by an army of slaves who were kept at their work day and night, driven with the lash until they died, when their places were taken by others.


James A. Patch


Tapestry Threads.
... It's all a matter of mining. Skilful mining gets out the gold. This wondrous Lover
used the magnetic-current method of mining, the love-current. ...
/...// talks on johns gospel/tapestry threads.htm

Choked Channels.
... Perhaps it was a month or so later, in one of the mining towns down in the zinc
belt of southwestern Missouri, I was to speak to a meeting of men. ...
// talks on power/choked channels.htm

Volume ii. , Part B. The Memphite Empire
... inhabitants, their incursions into Egypt, and their relations with the
Egyptians"The peninsula of Sinai: the turquoise and copper mines, the mining works ...
/.../volume ii part b the.htm

Volume ii. , Part C. The First Theban Empire
... successors"The relations of Egypt with Asia: the Amu in Egypt and the Egyptians
among the Bedouin; the Adventures of Sinuhit"The mining settlements in the ...
/.../volume ii part c the.htm

The Long, Rough Road He Trod
... But neither bullets nor mining have affected the Book itself. The only harm has
been in the kick-back of the firing, upon those standing close by. ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks on following the christ/the long rough road he.htm

... So many veins of gold in this mine, showing clearly large nuggets of pure ore,
lie just at hand untouched in this little mining venture. ...
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The Believer's Challenge
... I repeat it again, any one of them is all-sufficient. It reminds me of what
I have sometimes heard of the ropes that are used in mining. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 5 1859/the believers challenge.htm

The Traitor Prince.
... Association. It was in a certain mining town in the southwest, which is
as full of evil resorts as such places usually are. The ...
// talks on prayer/the traitor prince.htm

The Husbandman and his Operations
... that agriculture is taught by God. He would have said the same of cotton-
spinning or coal-mining. Think how striking a figure that ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture h/the husbandman and his operations.htm

The Meaning of the Name Stromata or Miscellanies.
... "For those who seek for gold," says Heraclitus, "dig much earth and find little
gold." But those who are of the truly golden race, in mining for what is allied ...
/.../clement/the stromata or miscellanies/chapter ii the meaning of the.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mine.

2. (n.) The act or business of making mines or of working them.

3. (a.) of or pertaining to mines; as, mining engineer; mining machinery; a mining region.

... 3. (a.) of or pertaining to mines; as, mining engineer; mining machinery; a
mining region. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. MINE; MINING. ...
/m/mining.htm - 8k

Mine (2991 Occurrences)
... The process of mining is described in Job 28:1-11. ... 4. (vi) To form subterraneous
tunnel or hole; to form a burrow or lodge in the earth; as, the mining cony. ...
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Crafts (2 Occurrences)
... Metal-Working (Mining) 11. Oil-Making 12. ... 10. Metal-Working (Mining): Among the oldest
objects that have been preserved are those of silver, gold and bronze. ...
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Job (60 Occurrences)
... This view also agrees better than any other with its references to natural objects,
the art of mining, and other matters.". Noah Webster's Dictionary. ...
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Gad (78 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) The point of a spear, or an arrowhead. 2. (n.) A pointed or wedge-shaped
instrument of metal, as a steel wedge used in mining, etc. ...
/g/gad.htm - 49k

Well (2882 Occurrences)
... called the cockpit. 9. (n.) A hole or excavation in the earth, in mining,
from which run branches or galleries. 10. (n.) An opening ...
/w/well.htm - 39k

Dirt (9 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) Meanness; sordidness. 3. (n.) In placer mining, earth, gravel, etc.,
before washing. 4. (vt) To make foul of filthy; to dirty. ...
/d/dirt.htm - 9k

Miniature (1 Occurrence)

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Metals (1 Occurrence)
... Egyptian kings (Sneferu, Amenemhat II, and others) not only mined the metals, but
cut on the walls of the mines inscriptions describing their methods of mining...
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Metal (69 Occurrences)

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Mining Mines

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