COPPERSMITH, (χαλκεύς, G5906, coppersmith, then generally [black]smith, metal worker. Coppersmith, or better, smith is found only in
In the χαλκεύς, G5906, is the “smith” (Oxyrynchus Papyrus I 11318, 2nd cent. a.d.) who works metals (Hermas, Vis 1, 3, 2) and makes idols of brass, silver and iron (Diognetus 2, 3).and the papyri
There is no conclusive evidence to show that Alexander, the coppersmith of
F. D. Gealy, 2 Timothy, IB XI (1955), 517; E. W. Heaton, Everyday Life inTimes (1956), 125-128; G. E. Wright, Biblical Archaeology (1957), 194, 195.