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Chrysoprase
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Chrysoprase, Chrysoprasus
Chrysoprase, Chrysoprasus. Light green variety of chalcedony; mentioned as one of the gems in the foundation wall of the New Jerusalem (Rv 21:20, kjv chrysoprasus).See Minerals, Metals, and Precious Stones.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Chrysoprase, Chrysoprasus
CHRYSOPRASE, CHRYSOPRASUS* Light-green variety of chalcedony; mentioned as one of the gems in the foundation wall of the new Jerusalem (Rv 21:20; kjv “chrysoprasus”). See Minerals and Metals; Stones, Precious.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Chrysoprase
ChrysopraseAn apple-green variety of chalcedony, valued as a gem in Egypt, and the tenth precious stone in the foundation of the walls of the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:20; Gk. chrysóprasos).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Chrysoprase
Chrysoprase [krĭsˊə prāz (Gk. chrysóprasos). An apple-green variety of chalcedony, valued as a gem in Egypt, and the tenth precious stone in the foundation of the walls of the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:20; KJV “chrysoprasus”; JB “emerald”).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Chrysoprase
Chrysoprase occurs only in Rev. 21:20. The true chrysoprase is sometimes found in antique Egyptian jewelry set alternately with bits of lapis-lazuli. It is probable, therefore, that this is the stone named as the tenth in the walls of the heavenly Jerusalem.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Chrysoprasus
Chrysoprasusgolden leek, a precious stone of the colour of leek’s juice, a greenish-golden colour (Rev. 21:20).
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Chrysoprasus
Chrys-o-praʹsus [gold-leck], (Rev. 21:20). In other scriptures it is rendered beryl. It is a precious stone of a greenish-golden color, and is probably the modern beryl.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Chrysoprase
CHRYSOPRASE Mineral forming the tenth stone of the foundation of the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:20). The Greek word literally means “green leek.” The stone is apple-green, fine-grained hornstone or quartz colored with nickel oxide and is highly translucent. It may be closer to modern chalcedony than any
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Chrysoprase
chrysoprase. The ancient name of a golden-green precious stone (chrysoprasos G5995, Rev. 21:20) generally thought to have been a variety of beryl. During the Middle Ages it was one of the precious stones to which was attributed the facility of shining in the dark. In mineralogy the term is now used for
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
CHRYSOPRASE
CHRYSOPRASE kris´uh-prayz [χρυσόπρασος chrysoprasos]. The tenth stone in New Jerusalem’s foundation wall (Rev 21:20). Chrysoprase’s colors vary from apple-green to yellowish-green. This stone was rarely used in the ANE.ELIZABETH E. PLATT