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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Coral
Coral. Calcareous skeletal deposits of marine organisms of a low order. The red coral of the Mediterranean was used for jewelry.See Animals; Minerals, Metals, and Precious Stones.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Coral
Coral [Heb. rā’môt] (Job 28:18; Ezk. 27:16); NEB BLACK CORAL; [penînîm] (Lam. 4:7); AV RUBIES; NEB BRANCHING CORAL. The red coral or precious coral, Corallium rubrum, is confined to the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas. It is the calcareous axis of a branching colony of polyps. It does not form
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Coral
CORAL Calcareous skeletal deposits of marine organisms of a low order. The red coral of the Mediterranean was used for jewelry. See Animals; Minerals and Metals; Stones, Precious.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Coral
coral, saltwater submarine growth composed of the calcareous remains of anthozoan polyps. Pieces of coral were considered precious (Job 28:18). They were considered the epitome of the color red (Lam. 4:7) and were important trade goods (Ezek. 27:16). Found in both Mediterranean and Red Sea coastal waters,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Coral
CoralA semitranslucent to opaque piece of the hard calcareous skeleton secreted by coral polyps, a marine invertebrate, often used as a gemstone (Heb. rāʾmôṯ; Job 28:18; Ezek. 27:16). The color is most often red or orange red, but may be white, cream, brown, blue, or black. Coral was one of the goods
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Coral
Coral (Heb. rā˒môṯ, penînîm). The calcareous or horny skeletal deposit produced by the anthozoan polyps, considered a precious commodity. At Ezek. 27:16 coral is listed along with agate as an item of trade between Tyre and Edom. Heb. rā˒môṯ (perhaps “red coral”) occurs with crystal as a comparison
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Coral
Coral. Ezek. 27:16. A production of the sea, formed by minute animals called zoophites. It is their shell or house. It takes various forms, as of trees, shrubs, hemispheres. The principal colors are red and white. It was used for beads and ornaments. With regard to the estimation in which coral was held
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Coral
CoralHeb. ramoth, meaning “heights;” i.e., “high-priced” or valuable things, or, as some suppose, “that which grows high,” like a tree (Job 28:18; Ezek. 27:16), according to the Rabbins, red coral, which was in use for ornaments.The coral is a cretaceous marine product, the deposit by minute polypous
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Coral
Coralcoral, salt-water submarine growth composed of the calcareous remains of anthozoan polyps. Pieces of coral were considered precious (Job 28:18). They were considered the epitomy of the color red (Lam. 4:7, kjv: ‘rubies’) and were important trade goods (Ezek. 27:16). Found in both Mediterranean
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CORAL
CORAL<kor’-al> ([רָאמוֹת‎, ra’moth], [פְּנִינִים‎, peninim]): The red coral or precious coral, Corallium rubrum, is confined to the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas. It is the calcareous axis of a branching colony of polyps. It does not form reefs, but occurs in small masses from 40 to 100 fathoms below
Compton’s Encyclopedia
coral
coralCorals are small, marine animals that remain in one place throughout their adult lives and produce a hard skeleton made of calcium carbonate (CaCO3), or limestone. The skeletal material, which can be either internal or external, is also called coral. After the coral animal dies, the skeleton remains.
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Coral
Corʹal, a hard cretaceous marine production, of which there are many beautiful varieties. It arises from the deposit of calcareous matter by a minute animal known as the coral insect. The extent of the labors of these minute animals may be judged from the fact that coral forms the basis of many large