Silver: Used for a great variety of purposes, as may be judged from the
frequent references to it in Scripture. It first appears in commerce
(Genesis 13:2; 23:15,16) It was largely employed for making vessels for
the sanctuary in the wilderness
(Exodus 26:19; 27:17; Numbers 7:13,19; 10:2) There
is no record of its having been found in Syria or Palestine. It was
brought in large quantities by foreign merchants from abroad, from
Spain and India and other countries probably.