Frequently referred to ( 1 Kings 10:2 ; 2 Chr 3:6 ; 9:10 ; Revelation 18:16 ; 21:19 ). There are about twenty different names of such stones in the Bible. They are figuratively introduced to denote value, beauty, durability (Cant 5:14 ; Isaiah 54:11 Isaiah 54:12 ; Lamentations 4:7 ).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Stones, Precious". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".