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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).
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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
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Catholic Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
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 (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—properly 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—(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
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
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,
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 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
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
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
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