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Found in the land of Havilah (Gen. 2:11); used in the tabernacle (Ex. 24–40), in the temple (1 Kgs. 6–9), and in Solomon’s house (1 Kgs. 10:16–21). Many instances are given in the Old Testament of its use for purposes of ornament, Arabia, Sheba, and Ophir being the countries from which it was brought (1 Kgs. 9:28; 10:2). It is figuratively mentioned in 2 Tim. 2:20; Rev. 3:18; 14:14; 21:15, 18. It formed part of the offering made by the “wise men” to the infant Savior (Matt. 2:11).