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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Rubies

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reninim. To what precious stone this word refers is not definitely known. It is mentioned as a symbol of preciousness: as "the price of wisdom is above rubies"; the value of a virtuous woman is far above rubies. Job 28:18; Proverbs 3:15; Proverbs 8:11; Proverbs 20:15; Proverbs 31:10 . In Lamentations 4:7 , where the Nazarites are said to be "more ruddy in body than rubies," some translate 'corals,' though the Hebrew is the same. Bochart judges 'pearls' to be intended.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Rubies'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/r/rubies.html. 1897.

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