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Treasure

One of the first references to treasure in the Old Testament is the episode of [[Joseph]]’s brothers buying food in Egypt during the famine and Joseph returned their money in their sacks with the food and said to his frightened brothers “Rest assured, do not be afraid; your God and the God of your father must have put treasure in your sack, for you” (Gen 42:23). King David and King Solomon were known for the great wealth which they amassed in their palaces, and also stored in the house of the Lord. The treasure of the Temple in Jerusalem consisted of the vessels, the golden altar, the golden table for the bread of the Presence, the lampstands of gold, the lamps, the tongs, cups, snuffers, basins, dishes for incense, fire-pans, and even the doors and the building itself was a great treasure all made of gold. “Thus all the work that King Solomon did on the house of the Lord was finished. And Solomon brought in the things which David his father had dedicated, the silver, the gold, and