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Easton's Bible Dictionary


Heb. nophek (Exd 28:18; 39:11); i.e., the "glowing stone", probably the carbuncle, a precious stone in the breastplate of the high priest. It is mentioned (Rev 21:19) as one of the foundations of the New Jerusalem. The name given to this stone in the New Testament Greek is smaragdos, which means "live coal."

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g4665 Greek: smaragdos


is a transparent stone of a light green color, occupying the first place in the second row on the high priest's breastplate, Exd 28:18. Tyre imported it from Syria, Eze 27:16. It is one of the foundations of the heavenly Jerusalem, Rev 21:19. The name was applied to other stones of a similar character, such as the carbuncle.

B-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g4664 Greek: smaragdinos


"emerald in character," descriptive of the rainbow round about the throne in Rev 4:3, is used in the papyri to denote emerald green.

Smith's Bible Dictionary


a precious stone of a rich green color, upon which its value chiefly depends. This gem was the first in the second row on the breastplate of the high priest (Exodus 28:18; 39:11). It was imported to Tyre from Syria (Ezekiel 27:16) was used as a seal or signet, Ecclesiasticus 32:6, as an ornament of clothing and bedding (Ezekiel 28:13; Judges 10:21) and is spoken of as one of the foundations of Jerusalem (Revelation 21:19; Tobit 13:16). The rainbow around the throne is compared to emerald in Revelation 4:3.


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