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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Sapphire


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Associated with diamonds (Exodus 28:18 ) and emeralds (Ezekiel 28:13 ); one of the stones in the high priest's breastplate. It is a precious stone of a sky-blue colour, probably the lapis lazuli, brought from Babylon. The throne of God is described as of the colour of a sapphire (Exodus 24:10 ; Compare Ezekiel 1:26 ).


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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Sapphire'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/s/sapphire.html. 1897.

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Sunday, October 25th, 2020
the Week of Proper 25 / Ordinary 30
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