Diamond

Diamond [N] [S]

  • A precious gem (Heb. yahalom', in allusion to its hardness), otherwise unknown, the sixth, i.e., the third in the second row, in the breastplate of the high priest, with the name of Naphtali engraven on it ( Exodus 28:18 ; 39:11 ; RSV marg., "sardonyx.")

  • A precious stone (Heb. shamir', a sharp point) mentioned in Jeremiah 17:1 . From its hardness it was used for cutting and perforating other minerals. It is rendered "adamant" (q.v.) in Ezekiel 3:9 , Zechariah 7:12 . It is the hardest and most valuable of precious stones.

    These dictionary topics are from
    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 Diamond". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Diamond [N] [E]

    (Heb. yahalom ), a gem crystallized carbon, the most valued and brilliant of precious stones, remarkable for its hardness, the third precious stone in the second row on the breastplate of the high priest, ( Exodus 28:18 ; 39:11 ) and mentioned by Ezekiel, ( Ezekiel 28:13 ) among the precious stones of the king of Tyre. Some suppose yahalom to be the "emerald." Respecting shamir , which is translated "Diamond" in ( Jeremiah 17:1 ) see under ADAMANT.


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

    DIAMOND

    di'-a-mund. See STONES, PRECIOUS.


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