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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Amethyst

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A precious stone in the third row of the breastplate of the high priest, Exodus 28:19 ; Exodus 39:12 ; and the twelfth stone in the foundations of the wall of the heavenly Jerusalem. Revelation 21:20 . This gem is not definitely identified. It may be the purple variety of corundum, known as the oriental amethyst, or the transparent amethystine quartz which contains oxide of manganese and alumina. The Hebrew word is achlamah which is translated ἀμέθυστος in the above two passages in Exodus by the LXX, who also have the same in Ezekiel 28:13 , where there is nothing in the Hebrew.


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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Amethyst '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/mbd/a/amethyst.html. 1897.

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Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
the Week of Proper 27 / Ordinary 32
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