Jacinth,

Jacinth, [N] [E]

a precious stone, forming one of the foundations of the walls of the new Jerusalem. ( Revelation 21:20 ) Called hyacinth in the Revised Version. This is simply a different English rendering of the same Greek original. It is probably identical with the lighure of ( Exodus 28:19 ) The Jacinth or hyacinth is a red variety of zircon, which is found in square prisms of a white, gray, red, reddish-brown, yellow or pale-green color. The expression in ( Revelation 9:17 ) "of jacinth," is descriptive simply of a dark-purple color.


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Jacinth,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.