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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Chrysolite
Chrysolite. Magnesium iron silicate, usually olive green; mentioned in Ezekiel’s vision of the four wheels (1:16) and as one of the gems in the foundation wall of the New Jerusalem (Rv 21:20).See Minerals, Metals, and Precious Stones.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Chrysolite
CHRYSOLITE Magnesium, iron silicate, usually olive green; mentioned in Ezekiel’s vision of the four wheels (Ez 1:16) and as one of the gems in the foundation wall of the new Jerusalem (Rv 21:20). See Minerals and Metals; Stones, Precious.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Chrysolite
chrysolite, a magnesium iron silicate usually colored olive green, but it may also be yellow, as in Rev. 21:20. In Ezekiel, it is a gemstone decorating envisioned chariot wheels (nrsv: “beryl” in 1:16; 10:9). It also appears in Ezek. 28:11 in a list of precious stones covering the lamented king of Tyre
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Chrysolite
ChrysoliteA clear green stone, also called peridot. Some versions (NAB, NIV, NJPVS) translate Heb. taršɩ̂š (Gk. chrysólithos) as “chrysolite,” something flashing or bright (Ezek. 1:16; 10:9), an engraved stone on the high priest’s breastpiece (Exod. 28:17–20; 39:10–13), and a stone adorning the king
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Chrysolite
Chrysolite [krĭsˊə līt].A complex silicate of magnesium and iron, mentioned in the description of the wheels in Ezekiel’s vision (Ezek. 1:16; 10:6; Heb. taršîš). An olive-green, precious stone, chrysolite was one of the stones covering the king of Tyre (28:13). In the New Testament it is the seventh
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Chrysolite
Chrysolite, one of the precious stones in the foundation of the heavenly Jerusalem. Rev. 21:20. It has been already stated [Beryl] that the chrysolite of the ancients is identical with the modern Oriental topaz, the tarshish of the Hebrew Bible.
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Chrysolite
Chrysʹo-lite [gold-stone], (Rev. 21:20). It is identical with the modern Oriental topaz, the tarshish of the Hebrew Bible.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Chrysolite
CHRYSOLITE Mineral from which the seventh stone of the foundation of the New Jerusalem is made (Rev. 21:20). The Greek chrusolithos means “golden stone,” indicating a yellow-colored stone. It was thus a yellow topaz, beryl, or zircon. The modern chrysolite is green and is not identical with biblical
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Chrysolite
chrysolite. A transparent yellow or green gemstone (Rev. 21:20). The term is derived from the Greek (chrysolithos G5994), meaning “golden stone,” and has been applied to various yellowish gems, particularly topaz (cf. KJV and NIV, Exod. 28:17 et al.), yellowish varieties of beryl, and chrysoberyl (a
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
CHRYSOLITE
CHRYSOLITE [פִּטְדָהpitdhah; τοπάζιον topazion, χρυσόλιθος chrysolithos]. It is the second stone in the high priest’s breastpiece (Exod 28:17; 39:10) and the seventh stone, chrysolithos, (literally “gold stone”) in New Jerusalem’s foundation wall (Rev 21:20). It is compared to wisdom (Job 28:19);