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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Diamond
Diamond. Precious gem, usually colorless, consisting of crystalized carbon. In the Bible “diamond” seems to indicate hardness, rather than the actual identification, of the stone.See Minerals, Metals, and Precious Stones.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Diamond
DIAMOND Precious gem, usually colorless, consisting of crystalized carbon. In the Bible “diamond” seems to indicate the hardness, rather than the actual identification, of the stone. See Stones, Precious.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Diamond
DiamondA precious stone, noted for its hardness. In the oracle at Jer. 17:1 Judah’s sin is etched with a diamond-tipped iron pen (Heb. šāmɩ̂r). At Zech. 7:12 the Hebrew term is rendered “adamant” (cf. Ezek. 3:9, “the hardest stone”).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Diamond
Diamond (Heb. yahalōm, šāmîr).† A precious stone, the third in the second row of the high priest’s breastplate (Exod. 28:18; 39:11; Ezek. 28:13); the term more likely refers to the green jasper. In the oracle at Jer. 17:1 Judah’s sin is etched with a diamond-tipped iron pen; at Ezek. 3:9; Zech.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Diamond
Diamond (Heb. yahalôm), a gem, crystallized carbon, the most valued and brilliant of precious stones, remarkable for its hardness, the third precious stone in the second row on the breastplate of the high priest, Ex. 28:18; 39:11, and mentioned by Ezekiel, 28:13, among the precious stones of the king
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Diamond
Diamond(1.) A precious gem (Heb. yahalom’, in allusion to its hardness), otherwise unknown, the sixth, i.e., the third in the second row, in the breastplate of the high priest, with the name of Naphtali engraven on it (Ex. 28:18; 39:11; R.V. marg., “sardonyx.”)(2.) A precious stone (Heb. shamir’, a
Compton’s Encyclopedia
diamond
diamondDiamonds are most commonly cut into either a brilliant- or step-cut style.Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.Step-cut diamond.Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.The fiery brilliance of the diamond has made it the world’s favorite jewel. The word comes from the Greek term adamas, which
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Diamond
Di′amond. A corruption of adamant. So called because the diamond, which cuts other substances, can be cut or polished with no substance but itself. (Greek, a damao, what cannot be subdued. Latin, adamas, gen. adamant-is; French, diamant.)Di′amond (3 syl.). Son of Ag′apë, a fairy. He was very strong,
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Diamond
Diʹa-mond. The Hebrew word thus rendered probably is not the modern “diamond,” with which the Hebrews seem to have been unacquainted, but a precious stone, either the emerald or emery. On the breastplate of the high priest the place of the stone rendered “diamond” was the third in the second row (Ex.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Diamond
DIAMOND Precious stone used in jewelry and engraving. It is the hardest mineral known, formed of pure carbon crystals. Two Hebrew words stand behind English “diamond.” Yahelom is a stone on the high priest’s breastplate (Exod. 28:18; NIV, “emerald”; NRSV, “moonstone”) and among the jewels of the king
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Diamond
diamond. A pure carbon mineral that commonly occurs as octahedral crystals. Diamonds are the most desired of all the precious stones and the hardest naturally occurring substance known. They have been mined in India from the earliest times, and this must have been the source of all famous diamonds of
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DIAMOND
DIAMOND [שָׁמִירshamir]. Judah’s sin is engraved on hearts and altars with a “diamond point iron pen.” (Jer 17:1) Since this particular gem was probably unknown in OT times, what stone was meant in Jeremiah’s metaphor is unclear, but it evidently was very sharp and hard. Ancient references to this stone