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Porphyry

PORPHYRY

por'-fi-ri (in Esther 1:6, the Revised Version margin has "porphyry" (the King James Version margin "porphyre") for bahaT, English Versions of the Bible "red (marble)"; the Septuagint has smaragdtes, which was a green stone):

Porphyry is an igneous rock containing distinct crystals of feldspar in a feldspathic matrix. It may be purple or of other colors, as green. "Porphyry" is from porphureos, "purple."


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