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Emerald

Emerald [N] [S]

Heb. nophek ( Exodus 28:18 ; 39:11 ); i.e., the "glowing stone", probably the carbuncle, a precious stone in the breastplate of the high priest. It is mentioned ( Revelation 21:19 ) as one of the foundations of the New Jerusalem. The name given to this stone in the New Testament Greek is smaragdos, which means "live coal."

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 Emerald". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Emerald, [N] [E]

a precious stone of a rich green color, upon which its value chiefly depends. This gem was the first in the second row on the breastplate of the high priest. ( Exodus 28:18 ; 39:11 ) It was imported to Tyre from Syria, ( Ezekiel 27:16 ) was used as a seal or signet, Ecclus. 32:6, as an ornament of clothing and bedding, ( Ezekiel 28:13 ; Judges 10:21 ) and is spoken of as one of the foundations of Jerusalem. ( Revelation 21:19 ) Tob. 13:16. The rainbow around the throne is compared to emerald in ( Revelation 4:3 )


[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 'Emerald,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

EMERALD

em'-er-ald.

See STONES, PRECIOUS.


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