Diamond is made up of pure carbon, mostly of a white transparent colour, but sometimes tinted. English Versions of the Bible interchanges the names given by the Septuagint to the 3rd stone, 1st row (smaragdos, "emerald") and the 1st stone, 2nd row (anthrax, "carbuncle"). There are about twenty different names of such stones in the Bible. 10. in Ezekiel 1:4,27; 8:2: The Septuagint translates elektron; Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) and the Revised Version margin translate electrum; the King James Version, the English Revised Version and the American Revised Version margin translate "amber"; the American Standard Revised Version translates "glowing metal." According to John Aubrey in "Miscellanies" beryl has also been employed for mystical and cabalistic practices. in Ezekiel 1:4,27; 8:2, the King James Version, the English Revised Version and the American Revised Version margin translation of Hebrew chashmal; in Exodus 28:19, the Revised Version margin translation of Hebrew leshem. The same stone is also mentioned in Tob., xiii, 16 (Vulg. it is found in Ceylon, Arabia, and Egypt. Beryl, though sometimes colourless (not white), is usually of a light blue bordering on a yellowish green; emerald is more transparent and of a finer hue than beryl. color symbolism. chalcedonius, the third foundation stone of the celestial Jerusalem. Whether or not this stone is really diamond cannot be established. ( Isaiah 28:16) Stones are used metaphorically to denote hardness or insensibility, ( 1 Samuel 25:37; Ezekiel 11:19; 36:26) as well as firmness or strength. This supposition is strengthened by the fact that the Arabic word kadzkadzat, evidently derived from the same stem as chodchod, designates a bright red. Many passages in Holy Scriptures point to the qualities of diamond, in particular to its hardness (Ezech., iii, 9; Zach., vii, 12; Jer., xvii, 1). The ancients did not classify their gemstones by analyzing their composition and crystalline forms: names were given in accordance with their colour, use or their country of origin. The Greek is very inconsistent in its translation, rendering shhs differently in various texts; therefore in Gen., ii, 12, it is lithos prasinos, sardios in Ex. According to Pliny, the name sardonyx was at first given to an Indian (red) sarda with a layer of white in it, both being transparent. Cappir, in Exodus 24:10; 28:18; 39:11; Job 28:6,16; Song of Solomon 5:14; Isaiah 54:11; Lamentations 4:7; Ezekiel 1:26; 10:1; 28:13 2nd stone, 2nd row, of the breastplate. This gem was considered the most precious of all among the ancients, and was obtained from the Red Sea, The primitive Stone Age women and men used to wear crystal jewelry. It varies in colour according to the country of origin. Emerald, Heb. (Exodus 28:17-21, KJV) Each translation uses different words for the stones of the Ephod. Also found in Noahs story is the unproven that the dove Noah sent down to the ground was actually a garnet used to light the ground. The list comprises comparative etymological origins and referential locations for each stone in the Bible. in Exodus 28:17; 39:10; Ezekiel 28:13:rd stone, 1st row, of breastplate. It was the only stone of high value that yielded to the action of the file. The only difference between the descriptions given in the Septuagint and the Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) is that the last two stones, namely berullion (beryllus) and onuchion (onychinus), are interchanged. The lapidaries cut all beryls of a hexagonal form because the color which is deadened by a dull uniformity of surface is heightened by the reflections resulting from the angles. In the Sept. it is the twelfth stone and the fifth in Ezech., xxviii, 13, in the Heb., but the twelfth in the Greek; it is called sardonyx and comes in the fifth place in Apoc., xxi, 20. Even the Egyptian culture, Greek mythology, Americans, Mayans boasts about the use of healing stones. They are a part of the ritual the people must do to communicate with God, both to worship God and atone for their sins. That the Septuagint translators were uncertain as to the correct translation of the Hebrew names used for the precious stones into the Greek names used in their time, and that they translated the Hebrew name of a stone in more than one way may be shown as follows. These differences suggest that there were different Septuagint translators, even for different chapters of the same book, and that little care was taken by them to be consistent with one another in the translation of technical terms. A tree was connected with man’s sin. The exact nature of hyacinth cannot be determined as the name was applied to several stones of similar colours and most probably designated stones reminiscent of the hyacinth flower. A range of gemstones are mentioned in the Bible, particularly in the Old Testament and the Book of Revelation. King Solomon even equipped a fleet which returned from Ophir, laden with gems (Books of Kings, x, 11). Conceivably differences may have arisen in all the above-mentioned ways. Jud., V, v, 7) translate brhm as "emerald". The yellow ligurion may be the yellow jargoon of the present day (zircon, silicate of zirconium), a stone much used by the ancient Greek and Roman engravers; but as the jargoon has not been found among ancient Egyptian work, it has been suggested that the ligurion of the breastplate may have been a yellow quartz (citrine) or agate. In the Hebrew text corresponding to English Versions of the Bible the word shoham, designating the 2nd stone of the 4th row of the breastplate, occurs also in several verses where there is no mention of other stones, and where there is thus no risk of accidental interchange, such as may easily occur when technical terms, more especially if unintelligible to the transcriber, are near to one another in the text. He adds that "many countries produce this stone: that of India is like smaragdus in color; that of Cyprus is hard and of a full sea-green; and that of Persia is skyblue. The word zkwkyh, Job, xxviii, 17, which can be translated as crystal, means glass. God tells Moses the two stones upon the ephod are, in fact, “memorial stones for the sons of Israel” and that “Aaron is to bear the names on his shoulders as a memorial before the Lord” (Exodus 28:12). Professor Maskelyne suggests that the nophekh of the breastplate may have been the mophak or mafka of the Egyptian hieroglyphics, the turquoise of the present day. Carnelian is used for rings and seals. 'Odhem being red, and sardion and smaragdos respectively red and green (see below), 'odhem must be equivalent to the former, not the latter, and the Septuagint translators must have adopted the Hebrew direction of reading the rows. Gemstones are mentioned in connection with the breastplate of the High Priest of Israel (Book of Exodus, xxviii, 17-20; xxxix, 10-13), the treasure of the King of Tyre (Book of Ezekiel, xxviii, 13), and the foundations of the New Jerusalem (Book of Tobit, xiii, 16-17, in the Greek text, and more fully, Book of Revelation, xxi, 18-21). Further, the order of mention of the stones in English Versions of the Bible differs from that of mention in Vulgate. The Hebrew word seems to derive from tas, "to be high", probably pertaining to a tree. From the similarity of the words bareqeth and baraq ("lightning"), it has been suggested that possibly the breastplate stone was not green but of bluish-red color, in which case it may have been an almandine (garnet). The foundations of the wall of … in Ezekiel 1:22: Septuagint translates krustallos; Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) translates crystallum; English Versions of the Bible translates "crystal"; the Revised Version margin translates "ice." When rubbed or heated it becomes highly electric. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. The largest beryls known have been found in Acworth and Grafton, New Hampshire, and in Royalston, Massachusetts, United States of America; one weighs 2900 lb. Carbuncle was therefore most probably a generic name which applied to several stones. [citation needed]. This stone is probably the same as hyacinth (St. Yahalom, in Exodus 28:18; 39:11; Ezekiel 28:13: the 3rd stone, 2nd row, of the breastplate. In Job, xiii, 21; Jud., x, 19; Ecclus., xxxii, 8; and Apoc., xxi, 19, the emerald is certainly the stone referred to. The onyx of Roman times was an opaque stone of white and black layers, like the onyx of the present day. With regard to the tribes and their respective stones, we find in the Midrash. sapphirus. Rainbows are one of the most stunning natural occurrences in our skies. This is perhaps the agate of Ex., xxviii, 20, and xxxix, 13, since the chrysoprasus was not very well known among the ancients. The 2nd stone of the 2nd row, termed cappir in our Hebrew text, is termed sappheiros in the Septuagint and sapphirus in the Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) Wherever else cappir occurs in our Hebrew text, sappheiros occurs in the corresponding place in the Septuagint and sapphirus in the Vulgate; it may thus be inferred that in respect of the word cappir our Hebrew text and the Hebrew texts used for the Septuagint and Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) versions were in complete accord with one another. In Ps. Amethystus and amethuson were doubtless identical with the amethyst of the present day, a purple variety of quartz (silica). India produces them, and they are rarely to be found elsewhere. Here are some of my picks when it comes to Bible study tools: Biblical Meaning of Colors in the Rainbow. This alone is enough to equate ligurus with hyacinth although it has been identified with tourmaline; though the latter view is rejected by most scholars. The topazion of ancient times appears to have been scarcely known before the Ptolemaic period, and Professor Maskelyne suggested that the Hebrew word may possibly be allied to bijada, which in Persian and Arabic signifies "garnet.". Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) translates sapphirus; English Versions of the Bible translates "sapphire"; the Revised Version margin translates "lapis lazuli" (but only in Revelation 21:19). PiTedhah, in Exodus 28:17; 39:10; Job 28:19; Ezekiel 28:13:nd stone, 1st row, of the breastplate. cit.). Ezekeil 28:13 - Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. BRAUN, Vestitus sacerdotum hebræorum (Leyden, 1680); BABELON in DAREMBERG AND SAGLIO, Dict. It is extremely hard and has a double refraction. pyrites giving it the appearance of being sprinkled with gold dust. In the New Testament, these stones are used symbolically to describe how the new city of Jerusalem will be built. Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) translates chrysolithus; the King James Version translates "chrysolyte"; the Revised Version (British and American) translates "chrysolite." Several species were reported to exist (Pliny, "Hist. in Revelation 21:20: the 5th foundation of the New Jerusalem. Tarshish, in Exodus 28:20; 39:13; Song of Solomon 5:14; Ezekiel 1:16; 10:9; 28:13; Daniel 10:6: the 1st stone, 4th row, of the breastplate. These corals were obtained by Babylonian pearl-flshers in the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. I am the LORD your God.” We can visualize an “idol” and an “image,” but a “sacred stone” is a little harder to picture. There is little to indicate the meaning of the Hebrew word. Pliny describes the hyacinthus as being very different from amethystus, "though partaking of a color that closely' borders upon it" and as being of a more diluted violet, It may have been the pale blue sapphire (alumina) of the present day; the modern hyacinth, or jacinth, is a quite different stone, a brownish to reddish zircon (silicate of zirconium). The possible Greek and Latin equivalents of Hebrew names are thus as follows: It may be remarked, as regards the 1st stone of the 1st row, that in the time of Josephus the stone sardonux could be signified also by the more general term sardion; and, as regards the 1st stone of the 2nd row, that anthrax and carbo being respectively Greek and Latin for "glowing coal," anthrax and carbunculus, diminutive of carbo, were used as synonyms for certain red stones. Spiritual rocks and spiritual stones are the same way to the soul. Yashepheh, in Exodus 28:20; 39:13; Ezekiel 28:13: the 3rd stone, 4th row, of the breastplate. This stone may have been either the carbuncle or the chodchod (see above). Formerly, an agate that was banded with well-defined colours was the onyx. in Exodus 28:19; 39:12 3rd stone, 3rd row, of the breastplate. The Authorized Version gives if as the rendering of the Heb. iaspis and Lat. Confusion is introduced in another way. The word may also derive from the Sanskrit marakata which is certainly emerald nor is the Greek form smaragdos that different either. That the precious stones which were in the breastplate signified Divine truths from Divine good, is evident from the passages in the Word where precious stones are mentioned; as with John in the Apocalypse:--. de la Bible, s.v. Since crystal stones store energy inside their molecules, some people use them as tools to better connect with spiritual energy (such as angels) while praying. Josephus claimed he had seen the actual stones. Septuagint translates prasinos, i.e. Coral, Heb. jaspis; the twelfth stone of the breastplate (Ex., xxviii, 18; xxxix, 11), representing Benjamin. Onyx is a variety of quartz analogous to agate and other crypto-crystalline species. Pliny refers to a kind of smaragdus (a green stone) as having been found near Chalcedon, but adds that the stones were of very small size and value. the Indian Ocean, and the Persian Gulf. In Bible times stones were identified by color, such as the Hebrew term odem which simply means “red stone.” This could have been any number of red stones known at the time (i.e. There is uncertainty as to the Hebrew text used by the Septuagint, but probably nophekh is translated anthrax (except in Ezekiel 27:16, where the text differs); Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) probably translates carbunculus; English Versions of the Bible translates "emerald"' the Revised Version margin translates "carbuncle." Great difficulty is met with in any attempt to translate the Greek and Hebrew names mentioned in the Bible into names that would be used for the same minerals in a particular country at the present day. That in respect of the breastplate it is unsafe to collate the Hebrew texts of the various versions with that of Josephus may be demonstrated as follows. If we could assume that the Septuagint and the Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) versions of the description of the breastplate were made from Hebrew texts absolutely identical in respect of the names of the stones with those used for the preparation of the English Versions of the Bible, and that the versions were correctly made, the Greek equivalents of the Hebrew terms for the time of the Septuagint translators (about 280 BC) and their Latin equivalents for the time of Jerome (about 400 AD) would be directly determinable by collation of the Hebrew original with the Greek and Latin translations. 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"chrysolite" in Ezekiel 28:13, the King James Version margin translation of Hebrew tarshish; Revelation 21:20, the Revised Version (British and American) translation of Greek chrusolithos; "chrysolyte" in Revelation 21:20, the King James Version translation of Greek chrusolithos. nat., XXXVII, xxv), the charchedonius of Petronius, and the ardjouani of the Arabs. However, the other eleven stones correspond to a stone in the rational and this is the only exception. This also explains the difficulty experienced in scriptural translation. This description suggests the identity of the seagreen beryllus of Pliny's time with the sea-green beryl (alumino-silicate of beryllium) of the present day. It is also of an azure color, though sometimes, but rarely, it is purple; the best kind being that which comes from Media. The sarda of Pliny's time was much used by the seal engravers. Presently coral is found in the Mediterranean, the northern coast of Africa furnishing the dark red, Sardinia the yellow or salmon-coloured, and the coast of Italy the rose-pink coral. Professor Maskelyne suggests that the shebho of the breastplate may have signified the "stone of Sheba" or "Seba," a district in Southern Arabia, and have been the Arabian onyx. According to the Septuagint, amethustos was the 3rd stone, 3rd row, of the breastplate, and the stone occupying this position is given in our Hebrew text as 'achlamah. shmyr; Sept. adamantinos; Vulg. In the following alphabetical list references are given to all the verses in which each name of a precious stone occurs, and for each use of a translated name the corresponding word in the original text. Some are of opinion that beryls are naturally angular.". Septuagint translates sappheiros; Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) translates sapphirus and (Exodus 24:10) lapis sapphirinus; English Versions of the Bible translates "sapphire." The view that the writing chalkedon is an error and that it should be charkedon (the carbuncle) is not without some reason. Ligurus, Heb. Diamonds and pearls, sapphires and rubies all featured in the Bible. he follows the Septuagint and translates chodchod by jaspis. Apoc., xxi, 20, gives it as the eighth stone of the foundation of the New Jerusalem. There is little to indicate the probable meaning of the word. ramwt (Job, xxviii, 18; Prov., xxiv, 7; Ezech., xxvii, 16); Sept. meteora, ramoth; Vulg. The ancients obtained onyx from Arabia, Egypt, and India. Chalcedony, Apoc., xxi, 19, chalkedon; Vulg. Professor Maskelyne suggests that the Hebrew yahalom and the Greek hualos may be kindred words and that yahalom may have been a bluish glass (considered valuable in very early times), or blue chalcedony, or perhaps even beryl. The ancients very often confounded the names of these two stones. There is no reason to think that from the time of the Septuagint translators to that of Jerome the word sappheiros was ever used to signify any other than one kind of stone or that the kind was ever called iaspis. According to Septuagint, berullion was a stone of the breastplate, the 2nd stone, 4th row; owing to uncertainty as to their Hebrew text, there is doubt as to the Hebrew word translated berullion. Interpretation of Greek Names Used by John, 6. Now, for our versions shoham has been systematically translated "onyx," and for the Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) the Hebrew word having the same position in the text has been systematically translated by a Latin synonym of onyx, namely, lapis onychinus (except in Job 28:16, where lapis sardonychus is the rendering). Therefore, the ultimate analysis is limited to the two words yshlm and shlm. The Hebrew word is related to ['adham], "to be red," and signifies a reddish stone; it may have been sard (a name given not only to red, but also to pale reddish-yellow or brown, translucent chalcedony), but was more probably carnelian, a red stone closely allied to sard, and much used by the ancient Egyptians and Assyrians. Though the Septuagint translators may never have had opportunities of looking closely at the stones, they might be expected to know the color of the material; Josephus must have seen them often. Various medicinal powers were attributed to this stone until far into the Middle Ages. Stones are enriched with decomposed matter and they then nourish the plants that feed and shelter us. On the other hand, in Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) and English Versions of the Bible descriptions of the ornaments, only 9 of the 12 stones of the breastplate are mentioned; they are not in the same order as the corresponding stones in the breastplate as described in those VSS, silver is not mentioned at all, while gold is placed, not in the middle, but at the end of the list. In another place he refers to a stone from Chalcedon or Calchedon (another reading) as being an iaspis of turbid hue. God uttered a stern warning to the false prophetesses of Israel, who in their apostasy had adopted the pagan practice of wearing amulets. Jasper Heb. in Septuagint Exodus 28:19; 39:12, Septuagint translation of Hebrew leshem: 1st stone, 3rd row, of breastplate. If so, it is a red glittering stone, probably the Oriental ruby, though the appellation may have been applied to a variety of other red gems. It is probably equated with Heb., the ligurius of Ex., xxviii, 19; xxxix, 12 (St. Owing to the uncertainty as to the order of the words in the Hebrew text of the Septuagint, there is uncertainty as to the Greek equivalent of yahalom; probably it is one of the words chrusolithos, berullion, onuchion, given by the Septuagint as the names of the stones of the 4th row. nat. Carbuncle, Heb., nopek; Sept. anthrax (Ex., xxviii, 18; They are figuratively introduced to denote value, beauty, durability (Cant 5:14 ; Isaiah 54:11 Isaiah 54:12 ; Lamentations 4:7 ). This topaz is generally believed to have been chrysolite rather than the more generally known topaz. Peoples, even today, wear stones as amulets for their supposed healing and protective abilities. The latter was thought by other naturalists to belong to an independent genus of stone. The sardonux of John's time is included in the sardonyx of the present day. The paraphrase of Onkelos had burla, the Syriac berula, both of which evidently are the Greek beryllos; "beryl". The ligurion of the Septuagint is probably identical with the lugkurion of Theophrastus; this was a yellow to yellowishred stone used by seal engravers, and was transparent and difficult to polish. Septuagint translates meteora (Job 28:18) and ramoth (Ezekiel 27:16); Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) periphrases the passages; English Versions of the Bible translates "coral"; the King James Version margin translates "ramoth" (only in Job 28:18). Life energy is drawn to the centre of the gemstones. The stone belongs to the silex family (chalcedony species) and is formed by deposits of Its form is that of an oblong quadrangular prism terminated on both ends by a quadrangular pyramid. According to the Septuagint, sardion was the 1st stone, 1st row, of the breastplate. In the Greek and Latin texts it comes sixth, and so also in Ezech., xxviii, 13; in the Apocalypse it is the first (xxi, 19). Sard and sardonyx are often confused by interpreters. Topaz, or ancient chrysolite, is an octangular prism of an orange-yellow colour; it is composed of alumina, silica, hydrofluoric acid, and iron. In fact, it is generally accepted that the Hebrew word yashepheh and the Greek word iaspis are virtually identical, and that they were used to signify the same kind of stone. It is found in metamorphic limestone, slate, mica schist, gneiss and granite. Many of the finest specimens have been found in Muzo, Bogota, South America but the ancients obtained the stone from Egypt and India. It is one of the best talismans for artists and performers. The occidental amethyst is easily engraved and is found in a variety of sizes. It would at first sight appear that the Greek word topazion must be translated into English by the word "topaz"; but, strangely, although the words are virtually identical, the stones indicated by the words are quite different. Chodchod is generally identified with the This description fits well with the Oriental ruby. Interpretation of Greek Names Used by John: For the interpretation of the Greek names used by John, much help is given by Pliny's great work on Natural History, published 77 AD, for it records what was known about precious stones at the very time when John himself was living. ( Genesis 49:24 ) The members of the Church are called "living stones," as contributing to rear that living temple in which Christ, himself "a living stone," is the chief or head of the corner. \"This … The difference between beryl, aquamarine, and emerald is determined by the colouring and the peculiar shade of each. However, although diamond is used to engrave hard substances, other stones can serve the same purpose. 7. sardion; Vulg. Despite this difference of position jaspis is undoubtedly the yshphh of the Hebrew text. in Genesis 2:12; Exodus 25:7; 28:9,20; 35:9,27; 39:6,13; 1 Chronicles 29:2; Job 18:16; Ezekiel 28:13, English Versions of the Bible translation of Hebrew shoham. According to Septuagint iaspis was the 3rd stone, 2nd row, of the breastplate, but there is uncertainty as to the Hebrew text of the Septuagint in respect of this word; Septuagint translates also kadhkodh as iaspis (Isaiah 54:12). For the interpretation of the Bible it is thus necessary to ascertain, if possible, the kind of stone to which a Greek or Hebrew name was applied at the time when the word was written. , 19 ; [ 2 ] xxxix, 12 the first mention of in... 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