Deuteronomy 4:20

Hebrew Bible

18 anything that crawls on the ground, or any fish in the deep waters under the earth. 19 When you look up to the sky and see the sun, moon, and stars—the whole heavenly creation—you must not be seduced to worship and serve them, for the Lord your God has assigned them to all the people of the world. 20 You, however, the Lord has selected and brought from Egypt, that iron-smelting furnace, to be his special people as you are today. 21 But the Lord became angry with me because of you and vowed that I would never cross the Jordan nor enter the good land that he is about to give you. 22 So I must die here in this land; I will not cross the Jordan. But you are going over and will possess that good land. Source

Date: 6th Century B.C.E. (Final composition) (based on scholarly estimates)

1 Kings 8:51

Hebrew Bible

49 then listen from your heavenly dwelling place to their prayers for help and vindicate them. 50 Forgive all the rebellious acts of your sinful people and cause their captors to have mercy on them. 51 After all, they are your people and your special possession whom you brought out of Egypt, from the middle of the iron-smelting furnace. 52 “May you be attentive to your servant’s and your people Israel’s requests for help and may you respond to all their prayers to you. 53 After all, you picked them out of all the nations of the earth to be your special possession, just as you, O Sovereign Lord, announced through your servant Moses when you brought our ancestors out of Egypt.” Source

Date: 6th Century B.C.E. (Final composition) (based on scholarly estimates)

Vang, Carsten Israel in the Iron-Smelting Furnace? Towards a New Understanding of the כּוּר הַבַּרזֶל in Deut 4:20 (pp. 25-34) HIPHIL Novum, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 2014

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Vang, Carsten Israel in the Iron-Smelting Furnace? Towards a New Understanding of the כּוּר הַבַּרזֶל in Deut 4:20 (pp. 25-34) HIPHIL Novum, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 2014

* The use of references are not endorsements of their contents. Please read the entirety of the provided reference(s) to understand the author's full intentions regarding the use of these texts.