A precious metal, first mentioned in the Bible in Genesis 2. It was one of the gifts of the Magi to the Infant Jesus (Matthew 2) offered to Him as symbol of His kingship. It is a symbol of purity (Job 23), and great value (Isaiah 13).

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MLA Citation

  • “gold”. Emblems of the Faith. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 December 2010. Web. 5 April 2020. <>