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Strong's #2393 - ἴασπις

Root Word (Etymology)
probably of foreign origin, see (H3471)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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  1. jasper, a precious stone of various colours (for some are purple, others blue, others green, and others the colour of brass)
There is one kind called the Aeizusa, like to air and anotherCrystallizusa, clear as crystal. So Pliny speaks of a white Jaspercalled Astrios, and which, he says is "crystallo propinquans", nearto crystal, found in India, and on the shores of Pallene. (Gill)
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3095 ‑ יַהֲלֹם (yah‑hal‑ome');  3471 ‑ יָשְׁפֶה (yaw‑shef‑ay');  3539 ‑ כַּדְכֹּד (kad‑kode');  
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KJV (4)
Revelation 4
NAS (4)
Revelation 4
CSB (4)
Revelation 4
BSB (4)
Revelation 4
ESV (2)
Revelation 2
WEB (4)
Revelation 4
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἴασπ-ῐς, ιδος

(but acc. ἴασπιν Orph. L. 267, 613), ,

I jasper, Pl. Phd. 110d, IG 22.1388.88, 7.2420 (Thebes, iii B.C.), Thphr. Lap. 23, AP 9.746 (Polemo).

II = χρυσόγονον, Dsc. 4.56. (Cf. Hebr. yâðpheh).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἰάσπις, ἰασπιδος, (from Plato down), jasper; a precious stone of divers colors (for some are purple, others blue, others green, and others of the color of brass; Pliny, h. n. 37, 37 (8)): Revelation 4:3; Revelation 21:11, 18f. (But many think (questionably) the diamond to be meant here; others the precious opal; see Riehm, HWB, under the word Edelsteine, 8 and 10; B. D. under the word ; cf. 'Bible Educator' 2:352.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἴασπις , -ιδος , ,

[in LXX: Exodus 28:18; Exodus 36:38 (Exodus 39:11) (H3095), Isaiah 54:12 (H3539), Ezekiel 28:13 (H3471, v. BDB, Lex., s.v.)*;]

jasper, apparently not the modern stone of that name, but a translucent stone (DB, s.v.): Revelation 4:3; Revelation 21:11; Revelation 21:18-19. †

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

Syll 587.87 f. (iv/B.C.) σφραγὶς ἴασπις χρυσον δακτύλ [ιον ἔχοσα,] σφραγὶς ἴασπις περικεχρυσωμένη. The word is Phoenician (Boisacq, p. 364).


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
ιασπιδι ιάσπιδι ἰάσπιδι ίασπιν ιασπις ιάσπις ἴασπις iaspidi iáspidi iaspis íaspis
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