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Easton's Bible Dictionary


Associated with diamonds (Exd 28:18) and emeralds (Eze 28:13); one of the stones in the high priest's breastplate. It is a precious stone of a sky-blue colour, probably the lapis lazuli, brought from Babylon. The throne of God is described as of the colour of a sapphire (Exd 24:10; Eze 1:26).

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia




Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g4552 Greek: sappheiros


is mentioned in Rev 21:19 (RV, marg., "lapis lazuli") as the second of the foundations of the wall of the heavenly Jerusalem (cp. Isa 54:11). It was one of the stones in the high priest's breastplate, Exd 28:18; 39:11; as an intimation of its value see Job 28:16; Eze 28:13. See also Exd 24:10; Eze 1:26; 10:1. The "sapphire" has various shades of blue and ranks next in hardness to the diamond.

Smith's Bible Dictionary


(Heb. sappir) a precious stone, apparently of a bright‐blue color, set: (Exodus 24:10) the second stone in the second row of the high priest's breastplate (Exodus 28:18) extremely precious (Job 28:16) it was one of the precious stones that ornamented the king of Tyre (Ezekiel 28:13). The sapphire of the ancients was not our gem of that name, viz. the azure or indigo‐blue, crystalline variety of corundum, but our lapis lazuli (ultra‐marine.)


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