Amber

Amber [N] [S]

( Ezekiel 1:4 Ezekiel 1:27 ; 8:2 . Heb., hashmal, rendered by the LXX. elektron, and by the Vulgate electrum), a metal compounded of silver and gold. Some translate the word by "polished brass," others "fine brass," as in Revelation 1:15 ; 2:18 . It was probably the mixture now called electrum. The word has no connection, however, with what is now called amber, which is a gummy substance, reckoned as belonging to the mineral kingdom though of vegetable origin, a fossil resin.

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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
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Amber". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Amber [N] [E]

(Heb. chasmal ) occurs only in ( Ezekiel 1:4 Ezekiel 1:27 ; 8:2 ) It is usually supposed that the Hebrew word chasmal (denotes a metal) and not the fossil resin called amber .


[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 'Amber'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

AMBER

am'-ber. See STONES, PRECIOUS.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'AMBER'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.