(Heb. achlamah ) a subspecies of quartz of a bluish-violet color. Mention is made of this precious stone, which formed the third in the third row of the high priestly breastplate, in ( Exodus 28:19 ; 39:12 ) It occurs also in ( Revelation 21:20 )
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Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Amethyst'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".