The NAS Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon

Strong's Number: 306 Browse Lexicon
Original WordWord Origin
hmlxaperhaps from (02492) (and thus dream-stone)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
'achlamahTWOT - 67b
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
akh-law'-maw Noun Feminine
  1. amethyst, a gem in the third row on the ephod, breastplate of judgment worn by the high priest. Transliteration of the Septuagint word. Identification is not certain but is a purple stone perhaps a corundum or red or brown jasper.
NAS Word Usage - Total: 3
amethyst 2, GOD 1
NAS Verse Count

The Hebrew lexicon is Brown, Driver, Briggs, Gesenius Lexicon; this is keyed to the "Theological Word Book of the Old Testament." These files are considered public domain.

Bibliography Information

Brown, Driver, Briggs and Gesenius. "Hebrew Lexicon entry for 'achlamah". "The NAS Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon". .