Ezekiel 10:9

Overview - Ezekiel 10
The vision of the coals of fire, to be scattered over the city.
The vision of the cherubims.
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Ezekiel 10:9  (King James Version)
And when I looked, behold the four wheels by the cherubims, one wheel by one cherub, and another wheel by another cherub: and the appearance of the wheels was as the colour of a beryl stone.


as the
Daniel 10:6 ; Revelation 21:20

a beryl
{Tarshish} is generally rendered by the LXX. and the Vulgate the chrysolite, so called by the ancients (from [chrusos (chrysos) ,] gold, and
[lithos ,] a stone,) because of its
fine gold yellow colour. It is now called by the moderns the topaz; is a very beautiful and valuable gem in its pure and perfect state, though very rarely found so; and the finer pieces of it are in hardness second only to the diamond. The Vulgate, however, in ch. 1:16 renders, {quasi visio maris,} "as the appearance of the seas," ie., azure; and Dr. Geddes
(on Exodus 28:10 )says, that, with {Abarbanel,} he believes the
beryl to be intended. It is a pellucid gem, called by our lapidaries, {aqua marina,} of a sea or bluish green colour, found in the East Indies and about the gold mines of Peru. The genuine beryl never receives any other mixture of colour; and in its perfect state approaches the hardness of garnet.