BDB1353 [H1253]

I. בֹּר noun masculine lye, potash, alkali used in smelting metals Isa 1:25

**read probably כַּכֻּר as in a furnace (Isa 48:10); there seems no evidence that 'lye' (i.e. water mixed with the burnt ashes of plants containing potash, used formerly for washing) was ever used in refining gold or silver: compare J. NapierAnc. Workers in Metal {1856}, 15, 20, 25 WAM in SmithDB ii. 368; Amer. Rev. Ed. (1871, vol, iii), 1939. (see בֹּרִית).

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