TIN (בָּדִיל, H975), a metal that has a bright white color and is easily fusible with a melting point of 232oC. The metal is not very ductile, but is very malleable and can be rolled into foil. Tin is only rarely found in the native state, the main ore being cassiterite (tin dioxide) which occurs in veins associated with granitic rocks, as in Cornwall, and as alluvial deposits resulting from the degradation of cassiteritebearing veins.
Articles of tin were used in Egypt at least as early as 1400 b.c. and from c. 3700 b.c. onward, tin has been alloyed with copper to give bronze (q.v.), with trade in Cyprus copper and Cornish tin being carried on by the Phoenicians (cf.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
Tin is mentioned with brass, iron and lead in