Commerce

Genesis 13:2; 24:22,53; 1 Kings 22:48-49; Ezra 3:7; Nehemiah 13:16; 1 Kings 5:11; Acts 12:20; Matthew 21:12; John 2:14
(buying together.) Limited among Hebrews (Gen. 13:2; 24:22,532And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold. (Genesis 13:2)
22And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold; (Genesis 24:22)
53And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things. (Genesis 24:53)
). Outside enterprises a failure (1 Kings 22:48-4948Jehoshaphat made ships of Tharshish to go to Ophir for gold: but they went not; for the ships were broken at Ezion-geber. 49Then said Ahaziah the son of Ahab unto Jehoshaphat, Let my servants go with thy servants in the ships. But Jehoshaphat would not. (1 Kings 22:48‑49)). Used some foreign articles (Ezra 3:77They gave money also unto the masons, and to the carpenters; and meat, and drink, and oil, unto them of Zidon, and to them of Tyre, to bring cedar trees from Lebanon to the sea of Joppa, according to the grant that they had of Cyrus king of Persia. (Ezra 3:7); Neh. 13:1616There dwelt men of Tyre also therein, which brought fish, and all manner of ware, and sold on the sabbath unto the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem. (Nehemiah 13:16)); supplied some (1 Kings 5:1111And Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand measures of wheat for food to his household, and twenty measures of pure oil: thus gave Solomon to Hiram year by year. (1 Kings 5:11); Acts 12:2020And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon: but they came with one accord to him, and, having made Blastus the king's chamberlain their friend, desired peace; because their country was nourished by the king's country. (Acts 12:20)). Temple commerce led to Christ’s rebuke (Matt. 21:1212And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, (Matthew 21:12); John 2:1414And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: (John 2:14)).