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In Genesis 1, God comments that his creation was good, one day at a time. Evil is first mentioned in

Genesis 2:9 The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Then gold is first mentioned in

Genesis 2:11 The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin and onyx are also there.

Is there a significance that it singles out gold as good?

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Gold symbolizes purity and righteousness so it is good.

Job 23:10 But he knows the way that I take;
when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.
11 My feet have closely followed his steps;
I have kept to his way without turning aside.
12 I have not departed from the commands of his lips;
I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread.

Malachi 3:2-4
“But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap. He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may present to the Lord offerings in righteousness. Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the Lord as in the days of old and as in former years.

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  • Hi TedFujii. Where did you get the idea that gold is a symbol of purity or righteousness? – Tiago Martins Peres 李大仁 Sep 2 '20 at 10:08
  • In malichi for example – TedFujii Sep 3 '20 at 1:07

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