a precious stone of a rich green color, upon which its value chiefly depends. This gem was the first in the second row on the breastplate of the high priest. ( Exodus 28:18 ; 39:11 ) It was imported to Tyre from Syria, ( Ezekiel 27:16 ) was used as a seal or signet, Ecclus. 32:6, as an ornament of clothing and bedding, ( Ezekiel 28:13 ; Judges 10:21 ) and is spoken of as one of the foundations of Jerusalem. ( Revelation 21:19 ) Tob. 13:16. The rainbow around the throne is compared to emerald in ( Revelation 4:3 )
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Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Emerald,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".