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Jacinth
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jacinth
Jacinth A precious stone that is described as forming the foundations of the walls of the New Jerusalem (Rev 21:20); also found in the breastpiece of the high priest (Exod 28:19).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jacinth
Jacinth. Precious stone mentioned in Revelation 21:20 as a foundation stone in the New Jerusalem.See Minerals, Metals, and Precious Stones.
Ligure
Ligure. kjv translation for jacinth in Exodus 28:19 and 39:12.See Minerals, Metals, and Precious Stones.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jacinth
JACINTH Precious stone mentioned in Revelation 21:20 as a foundation stone in the new Jerusalem. See Stones, Precious.
Ligure
LIGURE* kjv translation for jacinth in Exodus 28:19 and 39:12. See Stones, Precious.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jacinth
JacinthA red, orange, or yellow stone. Some versions translate “jacinth” for Heb. lešem, an engraved stone on the high priest’s breastpiece (Exod. 28:19; 39:12). The LXX renders the Hebrew term ligýrion, which, except in Josephus’ descriptions of the breastpiece (Ant. 3.7.5; BJ 5.5.7), occurs nowhere
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jacinth
Jacinth [jāˊsĭnth] (Heb. lešem; Gk. hyákinthos).† In the Old Testament, a reddish-orange precious stone, probably a variety of zircon which varies from translucent to transparent. It was the first stone in the third row of the high priest’s breastplate (Exod. 28:19; 39:12; JB “hyacinth”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Jacinth
JACINTH, HYACINTH A precious stone, noted for its rich orange color (Exod 28:19, 39:12; Rev 21:20).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jacinth
Jacinth, a precious stone, forming one of the foundations of the walls of the new Jerusalem. Rev. 21:20. Called hyacinth in the Revised Version. This is simply a different English rendering of the same Greek original. It is probably identical with the ligure of Ex. 28:19. The jacinth or hyacinth is a
Ligure
Ligure (Heb. leshem), a precious stone mentioned in Ex. 28:19; 39:12 as the first in the third row of the high priest’s breastplate. It is impossible to say, with any certainty, what stone is denoted by the Hebrew term; but perhaps tourmaline, or more definitely the red variety known as rubellite, has
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Jacinth
Jacinthproperly a flower of a reddish blue or deep purple (hyacinth), and hence a precious stone of that colour (Rev. 21:20). It has been supposed to designate the same stone as the ligure (Heb. leshem mentioned in Ex. 28:19 as the first stone of the third row in the high priest’s breast-plate. In Rev.
Ligure
Ligure(Heb. leshem occurs only in Ex. 28:19 and 39:12, as the name of a stone in the third row on the high priest’s breastplate. Some have supposed that this stone was the same as the jacinth (q.v.), others that it was the opal. There is now no mineral bearing this name. The “ligurite” is so named from
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LIGURE
LIGURE<lig’-ur> (Exodus 28:19; 39:12 the King James Version, the Revised Version (British and American) “jacinth”).See STONES, PRECIOUS.
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Jacinth
Jaʹcinth, a precious stone forming one of the foundations of the walls of the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:20). It is a red variety of zircon, which is found in square prisms of a white, gray, red, reddish-brown, yellow or pale-green color. The expression “of jacinth” in Rev. 9:17, applied to the breastplate,
Ligure
Ligʹure, a precious stone mentioned in Ex. 28:19; 39:12 as the first in the third row of the high priest’s breastplate. The Hebrew term thus rendered is leshem, but it is impossible to say with any certainty what stone the term denotes; perhaps tourmaline, or, more definitely, the red variety known as
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Jacinth
JACINTH Semiprecious stone more nearly orange in color than the hyacinth. Some English translations give “jacinth” as a gem in the high priest’s breastplate (Exod. 28:19 NASB, NIV, NRSV), the color of one of the riders’ breastplates (Rev. 9:17 KJV), and the eleventh foundation stone of the new Jerusalem
Ligure
LIGURE KJV term for a gem usually identified with the jacinth, which was regarded as precious in ancient times (Exod. 28:19). See Minerals and Metals.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Jacinth
jacinth. A gem variety of the mineral zircon (zirconium silicate), now almost universally referred to as hyacinth. It is transparent and generally red in color; sometimes it is orange or brownish. Jacinth (hyacinth) is not a common mineral. It occurs, together with other zircons, in the gem gravels of
Ligure
ligure. A precious stone. The term is used by the KJV to render Hebrew lešem H4385, which probably refers to the jacinth (Exod. 28:19; 39:12).
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