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People's Dictionary of the Bible

Onyx

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Onyx. Genesis 2:12; Exodus 28:9; Exodus 28:20; Exodus 35:9; Exodus 35:27; 1 Chronicles 29:2; Job 28:16; Ezekiel 28:13. Opinions differ as to the gem intended by this word; some prefer translating it "beryl." The onyx has its particles arranged in parallel layers; white alternating with blue, gray, or brown. It was much used by the ancients for cameos.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Onyx'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/o/onyx.html. 1893.

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