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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Beryl
Beryl. Hard, lustrous mineral of various colors, mentioned in the Bible as a gemstone (Ex 28:20; Rv 21:20).See Minerals, Metals, and Precious Stones.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Beryl
BERYL Hard, lustrous mineral of various colors, mentioned in the Bible as a gemstone (Ex 28:20; Rv 21:20). See Minerals and Metals; Stones, Precious.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Beryl
beryl, a precious stone of a sea-green color. Emerald and aquamarine are two types of beryl. It was one of the twelve stones on the high priest’s breastplate (Exod. 28:20) and one of the jewels worn by the king of Tyre (Ezek. 28:13). Ezekiel had visions of wheels that gleamed like beryl (1:6; 10:9),
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Beryl
BerylA blue or green stone found on the Sinai Peninsula. Recent translations read “beryl” for Heb. taršɩ̂š (LXX chrysólithos), something flashing or bright (Ezek. 1:16; 10:9; Dan. 10:6), an engraved stone on the high priest’s breastpiece (Exod. 28:17–20; 39:10–13), and a stone adorning the king of
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Beryl
Beryl [bĕrˊəl]. A bluish or bluish-green copper phosphate found on the Sinai peninsula. A precious stone (the first of the fourth row) on the breastpiece of the high priest (Exod. 28:20; 39:13; Heb. taršîš). At Dan. 10:6 (NIV “chrysolite”) the body of the man whom Daniel saw resembled beryl,
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Beryl
BERYL A precious stone that is found in various colors (the green form, for example, is known as emerald); it was set in the breastplate of the Israelite high priest (Exod 28:20; 39:13).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Beryl
Beryl (tarshı̂sh) occurs in Ex. 28:20. It is generally supposed that the tarshı̂sh derives its name from the place so called, in Spain. Beryl is a mineral of great hardness, and, when transparent, of much beauty. By tarshı̂sh the modern yellow topaz is probably intended, while in Rev. 21:20 a different
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Beryl
Berylthe rendering in the Authorized Version of the Hebrew word tarshish, a precious stone; probably so called as being brought from Tarshish. It was one of the stones on the breastplate of the high priest (Ex. 28:20; R.V. marg., “chalcedony;” 39:13). The colour of the wheels in Ezekiel’s vision was
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Beryl
Berylberyl, a precious stone of a sea-green color. Emerald and aquamarine are two types of beryl. It was one of the twelve stones on the high priest’s breastplate (Exod. 28:20), one of the jewels worn by the king of Tyre (Ezek. 28:13), and the eighth foundation of the wall of the heavenly Jerusalem
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
TARSHISH
TARSHISH<tar’-shish> (תַּרַשִׁישׁ‎ [tarshish]):1. Eponym of a Benjamite family (1 Ch 7:10); [Ῥαμεσσαί, Rhamessai], A and Lucian, [Θαρσείς, Tharseis]2. One of the “seven princes” at the court of Ahasuerus (Est 1:14 Massoretic Text).3. The Hebrew name of a precious stone (Ezek 10:9 margin,
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Beryl
Beryl.—The name of a precious stone, of a sea-green color, found principally in India (Apoc. 21:20).
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Beryl
Berʹyl, the rendering into English of the obscure Hebrew word Tarshish, and the designation of a precious stone whose precise character is not known. It was the tenth stone on the high priest’s breastplate (Ex. 28:20), and is mentioned as one of the foundations of the heavenly Jerusalem (Rev. 21:20).