Treasury of Scripture
Also twenty basins of gold, of a thousand drams; and two vessels of fine copper, precious as gold.
fine copper. Heb. yellow, or shining brass (The Syriac renders, nechosho korinthyo tovo, 'good Corinthian brass;' so called from the brass found after the burning of Corinth by Lucius Mummius, which was, as is generally supposed, brass, copper, silver, and gold, melted together. Sir J. Chardin, however, in a MS. note, cited by Harmer, mentioned a factitious metal used in the East, and highly esteemed there, which might probably be of an origin as ancient as Ezra. He says, 'I have heard some Dutch gentlemen speak of a metal in the island of Sumatra, and among the Macassars, much more esteemed than gold, which royal personages alone are privileged to wear. It is a mixture, if I remember right, of gold and steel, or copper and steel.' He afterwards added, 'calmbac is the name of this metal, which is composed of gold and copper.')
precious. Heb. desirable
Lamentations 4:2 The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!
Strong's ConcordanceAlso twenty basons of gold, of a thousand drams; and two vessels of fine copper, precious as gold.
Topical BibleArticles 1000 Basons Best Bowels Bowls Brass Bright Bronze Copper Darics Desirable Drams Equal Fine Gold Polished Precious Shining Shiny Thousand Twenty Utensils Value Valued Vessels Worth
Ezra Chapter 8 Verse 27
Alphabetical: 20 1000 articles as at bowls bronze darics fine gold of polished precious shiny two utensils valued worth
OT History: Ezra 8:27 And twenty bowls of gold of one (Ezr. Ez)