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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Sapphire

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sappir , σάπφειρος. When Moses, and the elders, etc., went up into the mount to God "there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone." Exodus 24:10 . In Ezekiel's vision, above the firmament, was seen the "likeness of a throne as the appearance of a sapphire stone." Ezekiel 1:26 . It was one of the stones in the breastplate, and one that garnished the foundation of the holy Jerusalem. It is symbolical of heavenly glory. Exodus 28:18; Revelation 21:19 . The word occurs in Job 28:6,16; Song of Solomon 5:14; Isaiah 54:11; Lamentations 4:7; Ezekiel 10:1; Ezekiel 28:13 . Probably an azure or sky-blue stone. Some suppose it was the Lapis-lazuli, others identify it withthe modern sapphire.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Sapphire'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/s/sapphire.html. 1897.

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