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Chalcedony
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Chalcedony
Chalcedony (שְׁבוֹ‎, shevo). Also known as agate, it was the second precious stone embedded in the third row of the breastpiece of the high priest (Ex 28:18–19, 39:12). This semi-transparent stone, often found in the Achates river of Italy, is also mentioned in Rev 21:19 as one of the precious stones
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Chalcedony
Chalcedony. Kind of quartz, variously colored, usually grayish or milky.See Minerals, Metals, and Precious Stones.
Agate
Agate. Hard, semiprecious stone, a variety of chalcedony (a kind of quartz), with striped or clouded coloring.See Minerals, Metals, and Precious Stones.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Chalcedony
CHALCEDONY* Kind of quartz, variously colored, usually grayish or milky. See Minerals and Metals; Stones, Precious.
Agate
AGATE Hard, semiprecious stone, a variety of chalcedony (a kind of quartz), with striped or clouded coloring. See Minerals and Metals; Stones, Precious.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Chalcedony
ChalcedonyA variety of quartz with a microscopic crystalline structure, occurring in many color variations. The agate form is colored with alternating bands, irregular clouds, or mosslike structures, usually of opal. When referring to gems, the term chalcedony is used for the light blue-gray variety
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Agate
Agate. A chalcedony (translucent quartz) of various colors (but frequently brown and white concentric bands), greatly prized among peoples of the ancient Near East.At Exod. 28:19; 39:12 Heb. šeḇô (JB “ruby”; cf. Akk. šubū) is the second stone in the third row of precious stones on the high
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Chalcedony
Chalcedony, only in Rev. 21:19. The name is applied in modern mineralogy to one of the varieties of agate. It is generally translucent and exhibits a great variety of colors. So named because it was found near the ancient Chalcedon, near Constantinople.
Agate
Agate, a beautifully-veined semi-transparent precious stone, a variety of quartz. Its colors are delicately arranged in stripes or bands or blended in clouds. It is mentioned four times in the text of the Authorized Version, viz., in Ex. 28:19; 39:12; Isa. 54:12; Ezek. 27:16. In the two former passages,
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Chalcedony
ChalcedonyMentioned only in Rev. 21:19, as one of the precious stones in the foundation of the New Jerusalem. The name of this stone is derived from Chalcedon, where it is said to have been first discovered. In modern mineralogy this is the name of an agate-like quartz of a bluish colour. Pliny so names
Agate
Agate(Heb. shebo), a precious stone in the breast-plate of the high priest (Ex. 28:19; 39:12), the second in the third row. This may be the agate properly so called, a semi-transparent crystallized quartz, probably brought from Sheba, whence its name. In Isa. 54:12 and Ezek. 27:16, this word is the
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Chalcedony
Chalcedonychalcedony (kal-sedʹuh-nee; kjv; rsv: ‘agate’), third of the precious stones in Rev. 21:19. Pliny (Natural History 37, 7, 92ff) designates a kind of jasper and a kind of emerald ‘Chalcedonian.’ Which gem Revelation refers to is uncertain.
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Chalcedony
Chalced′ony [kalced′ony]. A precious stone, consisting of half-transparent quartz: so called from Chalce′don, in Asia Minor, where it was first found. Its chief varieties are agate, carnelian, cat’s-eye, chrysoprase, flint, hornstone, onyx, plasma, and sard. Albertus Magnus (book i. chap. 2) says:
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Chalcedony
Chal-ce-doʹny or Chal-cedʹo-ny [from Chalcedon], a precious stone, mentioned in Rev. 21:19 only. In modern mineralogy the name is applied to one of the varieties of agate, and if it were not so applied anciently, the kind of stone meant is not known.
Agate
Agʹate, an ornamental stone worn in the breastplate of the high priest (Ex. 28:19), and held in high esteem for its beauty (Isa. 54:12; Ezek. 27:16). It is the representative of two Hebrew words, the one meaning shining, the other sparkling. The stone now known by this name is a semi-pellucid, uncrystallized
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Chalcedony
CHALCEDONY Transliteration of Greek name of precious stone in Rev. 21:19. See Jewels, Jewelry; Minerals and Metals.
Agate
AGATE Translucent quartz with concentric bands, generally white and brown. “Agate” translates three words in the Bible: a stone in the breastpiece of judgment (Exod. 28:19; 39:12), the material in the pinnacles of Jerusalem (Isa. 54:12; Ezek. 27:16), and the third jewel in the foundation wall of the
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