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Sardonyx

Sardonyx [N] [S]

( Revelation 21:20 ), a species of the carnelian combining the sard and the onyx, having three layers of opaque spots or stripes on a transparent red basis. Like the sardine, it is a variety of the chalcedony.

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 Sardonyx". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Sardonyx [N] [E]

a name compounded of sard and onyx , two precious stones, varieties of chalcedony or agate. The sardonyx combines the qualities of both, whence its name. It is mentioned only in ( Revelation 21:20 ) The sardonyx consists of "a white opaque layer, superimposed upon a red transparent stratum of the true red sard." It is, like the sard, merely a variety of agate, and is frequently employed by engravers for signet-rings.


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

SARDONYX

sar'-do-niks.

See STONES, PRECIOUS.


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