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Dictionaries :: Jacinth

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Easton's Bible Dictionary


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 Exd 28:19 as the first stone of the third row in the high priest's breast-plate. In Rev 9:17 the word is simply descriptive of colour.

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia





King James Dictionary

Jacinth: A Precious Stone.

And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a JACINTH; the twelfth, an amethyst. (Revelation 21:19-20)

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g5192 Greek: huakinthos


primarily denoted "a hyacinth," probably the dark blue iris; then, "a precious stone," most likely the sapphire, Rev 21:20.

B-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g5191 Greek: huakinthinos


signifies "hyacinthine," perhaps primarily having the color of the hyacinth. Some regard its color as that of the martagon lily, a dusky red. According to Swete, the word in Rev 9:17 is "doubtless meant to describe the blue smoke of a sulphurous flame."

Smith's Bible Dictionary


a precious stone, forming one of the foundations of the walls of the new Jerusalem (Revelation 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 Exodus 28:19. The Jacinth or hyacinth 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 in Revelation 9:17, "of jacinth," is descriptive simply of a dark‐purple color.


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