Heb. pitdah ( Ezekiel 28:13 ; Revelation 21:20 ), a golden yellow or "green" stone brought from Cush or Ethiopia ( Job 28:19 ). It was the second stone in the first row in the breastplate of the high priest, and had the name of Simeon inscribed on it ( Exodus 28:17 ). It is probably the chrysolite of the moderns.
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
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Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Topaz". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".