|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
The Hebrews were not permitted by the Philistines in the days of Samuel to have a smith amongst them, lest they should make them swords and spears (1 Samuel 13:19). Thus the Philistines sought to make their conquest permanent (Comp. 2 Kings 24:16).
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) One who forges with the hammer; one who works in metals; as, a blacksmith, goldsmith, silversmith, and the like.
2. (n.) One who makes or effects anything.
3. (n.) To beat into shape; to forge.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
See CRAFTS, 10; TUBAL-CAIN.
Smith (7 Occurrences)
2 Timothy 4:14 Alexander, the coppersmith, did much evil to me. The Lord will repay him according to his works, (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
1 Samuel 13:19 Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel; for the Philistines said, "Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears;" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 25:4 Take away the waste from silver, and a vessel will come out for the silver-worker. (See NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 44:12 The blacksmith takes an axe, works in the coals, fashions it with hammers, and works it with his strong arm. He is hungry, and his strength fails; he drinks no water, and is faint. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 54:16 "Behold, I have created the smith who blows the fire of coals, and brings forth a weapon for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 24:1 Yahweh showed me, and behold, two baskets of figs set before the temple of Yahweh, after that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and the princes of Judah, with the craftsmen and smiths, from Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Jeremiah 29:2 (after that Jeconiah the king, and the queen mother, and the eunuchs, and the princes of Judah and Jerusalem, and the craftsmen, and the smiths, were departed from Jerusalem), (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)