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Bible Meaning: Desire of fine gold
Strong's Concordance #H210

Uphaz was a region known for its high quality gold. The location of the region is unknown.

The five Biblical places known for producing gold are Havilah (Genesis 2:11 - 12), Sheba (1Kings 10:2, 10), Ophir (Job 28:16), Uphaz (Jeremiah 10:7 - 9, Daniel 10:4 - 6) and Parvaim (2Chronicles 3:6).

The Jerusalem Talmud states that there were seven kinds of gold. These were good gold, pure, precious, gold from Uphaz, purified, refined, and Parvaim's red gold.

Important Verses

Jeremiah 10:7 - 9
Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee. But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities.

Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the founder: blue and purple is their clothing: they are all the work of cunning men.

Daniel 10:2, 4 - 6
In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks . . .

And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel; Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz: His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning . . .

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