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Ligure

Ligure [N] [S]

(Heb. leshem) occurs only in Exodus 28:19 and 39:12 , as the name of a stone in the third row on the high priest's breastplate. Some have supposed that this stone was the same as the jacinth (q.v.), others that it was the opal. There is now no mineral bearing this name. The "ligurite" is so named from Liguria in Italy, where it was found.

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 Ligure". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Ligure [N] [E]

(Heb. leshem ), a precious stone mentioned in ( Exodus 28:19 ; 39:12 ) as the first in the third row of the high priests breastplate. It is impossible to say, with any certainty, what stone is denoted by the Hebrew term; but perhaps tourmaline , or more definitely the red variety known as rubellite , has better claims than any other mineral. Rubellite is a hard stone, and used as a gem, and is sometimes sold for red sapphire.


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

LIGURE

lig'-ur (Exodus 28:19; 39:12 the King James Version, the Revised Version (British and American) "jacinth").

See STONES, PRECIOUS.


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