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A stone regarded as precious in ancient times. The hyacinth is sometimes identified with the sapphire (Revelation 9:17 NRSV, TEV) or turquoise ( Exodus 28:19 ; Revelation 9:17 ; Revelation 21:20 REB; Exodus 28:19 ; Revelation 21:20 TEV). Others identify the hyacinth with zircon, a brown to greyish gem, or essonite, a yellow to brown garnet.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Hyacinth'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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