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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaMOABITE STONE
A monument erected at Dibon (Dhiban) by Mesha, king of Moab (2 Kings 3:4, 5), to commemorate his successful revolt from Israel and his conquest of Israelite territory. It was discovered, August 19, 1868, by a German missionary, V. Klein, who unfortunately took neither copy nor squeeze of it. It was 3 ft. 10 inches high and 2 ft. broad, with a semicircular top. The Berlin Museum entered into negotiations for the purchase of it, but while these were proceeding slowly, M. Clermont-Ganneau, then dragoman of the French consulate at Jerusalem, sent agents to take squeezes and tempt the Arabs to sell it for a large sum of money. This led to interference on the part of the Turkish officials, with the result that in 1869 the Arabs lighted a fire under the Stone, and by pouring cold water on it broke it into pieces which they carried away as charms. M. Clermont-Ganneau, however, succeeded in recovering a large proportion of these, and with the help of the squeezes was able to rewrite the greater part of the inscription. The last and most definitive edition of the text was published by Professors Smend and Socin in 1886 from a comparison of the fragments of the original (now in the Louvre) with the squeezes (in Paris and Bale) and photographs.
ZOHELETH, THE STONE OF
zo'-he-leth, ('ebhen ha-zacheleth, "serpent's stone"): "And Adonijah slew sheep and oxen and fatlings by the stone of Zoheleth, which is beside En-rogel" (1 Kings 1:9). Evidently this was a sacred stone-probably a matstsbhah such as marked a Canaanite sanctuary. A source of "living water" has always in the Semitic world been a sacred place; even today at most such places, e.g. at Bir Eyyub, the modern representative of En-rogel, there is a michrab and a platform for prayer. The stone has disappeared, but it is thought that an echo of the name survives in ez-Zechweleh, the name of a rocky outcrop in the village of Siloam. Because the name is particularly associated with an ascent taken by the woman coming from the Virgin's Fount, to which it is adjacent, some authorities have argued that this, the Virgin's Fount, must be En-rogel; on this see EN-ROGEL; GIHON. Against this view, as far as ez-Zechweleh is concerned, we may note:
Greek3037. lithos -- a stone
... a stone. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: lithos Phonetic Spelling:
(lee'-thos) Short Definition: a stone Definition: a stone; met: of Jesus as ...
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3035. lithinos -- of stone
5586. psephos -- a small smooth stone, a pebble
3036. lithoboleo -- to pelt with stones, to stone
3034. lithazo -- to throw stones, to stone
2991. laxeutos -- hewn (in stone)
3038. lithostrotos -- stone pavement, mosaic
931. basanos -- a touchstone (a dark stone used in testing metals) ...
4074. Petros -- "a stone" or "a boulder," Peter, one of the twelve ...
2393. iaspis -- jasper (a translucent stone)
Strong's Hebrew7275. ragam -- to stone, kill by stoning
... 7274, 7275. ragam. 7276 . to stone, kill by stoning. Transliteration: ragam
Phonetic Spelling: (raw-gam') Short Definition: stone. Word Origin a prim. ...
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69. eben -- a stone
68. eben -- a stone
72. Eben Haezer -- "stone of the help," a place of unc. location ...
5619. saqal -- to stone, put to death by stoning
3095. yahalom -- (a precious stone) perhaps jasper or onyx
237. Ezel -- a memorial stone in Palestine
3958. leshem -- (a precious stone) perhaps amber or jacinth
7618. shebo -- (a precious stone) perhaps agate
5306. nophek -- (a precious stone) perhaps emerald
The Stone of Stumbling
The Image and the Stone
'The Chief Corner-Stone'
Of the Sparkling Stone, and of the New Name Written in the Book of ...
The Grave Stone.
The Shepherd, the Stone of Israel
The Stone is Rolled Away,
The Great Stone Face
Luther --A Stone on the Cairn
ATS Bible DictionaryStone
The allusion in Revelation 2:17 may be to the practice at the Olympic games of giving the successful competitor a white stone, inscribed with his name and the value of his prize; or to the mode of balloting with black and white stones on the question of the acquittal of an accused person, or his admission to certain privileges; if the stones deposited in the urn by the judges were all white, the decision was favorable. In early ages, flint-stone knives were in common use, instead of steel, Exodus 4:25 Joshua 5:2.
It was also customary to raise a heap or mound of stones in commemoration of any remarkable event, Genesis 31:46 Joshua 4:5-7 7:26 8:29 2 Samuel 18:17. The same custom still prevails in Syria, and passing travellers are wont to add each one a stone to the heap. See CORNER STONE.
Easton's Bible DictionaryStones were commonly used for buildings, also as memorials of important events (Genesis 28:18; Joshua 24:26, 27; 1 Samuel 7:12, etc.). They were gathered out of cultivated fields (Isaiah 5:2; Comp. 2 Kings 3:19). This word is also used figuratively of believers (1 Peter 2:4, 5), and of the Messiah (Psalm 118:22; Isaiah 28:16; Matthew 21:42; Acts 4:11, etc.). In Dan. 2:45 it refers also to the Messiah. He is there described as "cut out of the mountain." (see ROCK.)
A "heart of stone" denotes great insensibility (1 Samuel 25:37).
Stones were set up to commemorate remarkable events, as by Jacob at Bethel (Genesis 28:18), at Padan-aram (35:4), and on the occasion of parting with Laban (31:45-47); by Joshua at the place on the banks of the Jordan where the people first "lodged" after crossing the river (Joshua 6:8), and also in "the midst of Jordan," where he erected another set of twelve stones (4:1-9); and by Samuel at "Ebenezer" (1 Samuel 7:12).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) Concreted earthy or mineral matter; also, any particular mass of such matter; as, a house built of stone; the boy threw a stone; pebbles are rounded stones.
2. (n.) A precious stone; a gem.
3. (n.) Something made of stone. Specifically: -
4. (n.) The glass of a mirror; a mirror.
5. (n.) A monument to the dead; a gravestone.
6. (n.) A calculous concretion, especially one in the kidneys or bladder; the disease arising from a calculus.
7. (n.) One of the testes; a testicle.
8. (n.) The hard endocarp of drupes; as, the stone of a cherry or peach.
9. (n.) A weight which legally is fourteen pounds, but in practice varies with the article weighed.
10. (n.) Fig.: Symbol of hardness and insensibility; torpidness; insensibility; as, a heart of stone.
11. (n.) A stand or table with a smooth, flat top of stone, commonly marble, on which to arrange the pages of a book, newspaper, etc., before printing; -- called also imposing stone.
12. (n.) To pelt, beat, or kill with stones.
13. (n.) To make like stone; to harden.
14. (n.) To free from stones; also, to remove the seeds of; as, to stone a field; to stone cherries; to stone raisins.
15. (n.) To wall or face with stones; to line or fortify with stones; as, to stone a well; to stone a cellar.
ThesaurusStone (290 Occurrences)
... A "heart of stone" denotes great insensibility (1 Samuel 25:37). ... 2. (n.) A precious
stone; a gem. 3. (n.) Something made of stone. Specifically: -. ...
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Top-stone (1 Occurrence)
Corner-stone (10 Occurrences)
Stone-cutters (4 Occurrences)
Stumbling-stone (3 Occurrences)
Angle-stone (2 Occurrences)
Jasper-stone (1 Occurrence)
Stone-masons (3 Occurrences)
Onyx-stone (1 Occurrence)
Crushing-stone (1 Occurrence)
Bible ConcordanceStone (290 Occurrences)
Matthew 4:6 and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written,'He will put his angels in charge of you.' and,'On their hands they will bear you up, so that you don't dash your foot against a stone.'"
Matthew 7:9 Or who is there among you, who, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?
Matthew 18:6 but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for him that a huge millstone should be hung around his neck, and that he should be sunk in the depths of the sea.
Matthew 21:42 Jesus said to them, "Did you never read in the Scriptures,'The stone which the builders rejected, the same was made the head of the corner. This was from the Lord. It is marvelous in our eyes?'
Matthew 21:44 He who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but on whoever it will fall, it will scatter him as dust."
Matthew 23:37 "Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets, and stones those who are sent to her! How often I would have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you would not!
Matthew 24:2 But he answered them, "You see all of these things, don't you? Most certainly I tell you, there will not be left here one stone on another, that will not be thrown down."
Matthew 27:60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had cut out in the rock, and he rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb, and departed.
Matthew 27:66 So they went with the guard and made the tomb secure, sealing the stone.
Matthew 28:2 Behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from the sky, and came and rolled away the stone from the door, and sat on it.
Mark 9:42 Whoever will cause one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for him if he was thrown into the sea with a millstone hung around his neck.
Mark 12:10 Haven't you even read this Scripture:'The stone which the builders rejected, the same was made the head of the corner.
Mark 13:2 Jesus said to him, "Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone on another, which will not be thrown down."
Mark 15:46 He bought a linen cloth, and taking him down, wound him in the linen cloth, and laid him in a tomb which had been cut out of a rock. He rolled a stone against the door of the tomb.
Mark 16:3 They were saying among themselves, "Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?"
Mark 16:4 for it was very big. Looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back.
Luke 4:3 The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread."
Luke 4:11 and,'On their hands they will bear you up, lest perhaps you dash your foot against a stone.'"
Luke 11:11 "Which of you fathers, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, he won't give him a snake instead of a fish, will he?
Luke 13:34 "Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that kills the prophets, and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, like a hen gathers her own brood under her wings, and you refused!
Luke 17:2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, rather than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble.
Luke 19:44 and will dash you and your children within you to the ground. They will not leave in you one stone on another, because you didn't know the time of your visitation."
Luke 20:6 But if we say,'From men,' all the people will stone us, for they are persuaded that John was a prophet."
Luke 20:17 But he looked at them, and said, "Then what is this that is written,'The stone which the builders rejected, the same was made the chief cornerstone?'
Luke 20:18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, but it will crush whomever it falls on to dust."
Luke 21:6 "As for these things which you see, the days will come, in which there will not be left here one stone on another that will not be thrown down."
Luke 23:53 He took it down, and wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid him in a tomb that was cut in stone, where no one had ever been laid.
Luke 24:2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb.
John 1:42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.
John 2:6 Now there were six water pots of stone set there after the Jews' manner of purifying, containing two or three metretes apiece.
John 8:5 Now in our law, Moses commanded us to stone such. What then do you say about her?"
John 8:7 But when they continued asking him, he looked up and said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let him throw the first stone at her."
John 8:59 Therefore they took up stones to throw at him, but Jesus was hidden, and went out of the temple, having gone through the midst of them, and so passed by.
John 10:31 Therefore Jews took up stones again to stone him.
John 10:32 Jesus answered them, "I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which of those works do you stone me?"
John 10:33 The Jews answered him, "We don't stone you for a good work, but for blasphemy: because you, being a man, make yourself God."
John 11:8 The disciples told him, "Rabbi, the Jews were just trying to stone you, and are you going there again?"
John 11:38 Jesus therefore, again groaning in himself, came to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone lay against it.
John 11:39 Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to him, "Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days."
John 11:41 So they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, "Father, I thank you that you listened to me.
John 19:13 So when these words came to Pilate's ear, he took Jesus out, seating himself in the judge's seat in a place named in Hebrew, Gabbatha, or the Stone Floor.
John 20:1 Now on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene went early, while it was still dark, to the tomb, and saw the stone taken away from the tomb.
Acts 4:11 He is'the stone which was regarded as worthless by you, the builders, which has become the head of the corner.'
Acts 5:26 Then the captain went with the officers, and brought them without violence, for they were afraid that the people might stone them.
Acts 7:58 They threw him out of the city, and stoned him. The witnesses placed their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul.
Acts 14:5 When some of both the Gentiles and the Jews, with their rulers, made a violent attempt to mistreat and stone them,
Acts 17:29 Being then the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold, or silver, or stone, engraved by art and design of man.
Acts 19:35 When the town clerk had quieted the multitude, he said, "You men of Ephesus, what man is there who doesn't know that the city of the Ephesians is temple keeper of the great goddess Artemis, and of the image which fell down from Zeus?
Romans 9:32 Why? Because they didn't seek it by faith, but as it were by works of the law. They stumbled over the stumbling stone;
Romans 9:33 even as it is written, "Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and a rock of offense; and no one who believes in him will be disappointed."
Romans 11:9 And David says, Let their table be made a net for taking them, and a stone in their way, and a punishment:
2 Corinthians 3:3 being revealed that you are a letter of Christ, served by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tablets of stone, but in tablets that are hearts of flesh.
2 Corinthians 3:7 But if the service of death, written engraved on stones, came with glory, so that the children of Israel could not look steadfastly on the face of Moses for the glory of his face; which was passing away:
Ephesians 2:20 being built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief cornerstone;
Hebrews 9:4 Having a vessel of gold in it for burning perfumes, and the ark of the agreement, which was covered with gold and which had in it a pot made of gold for the manna, and Aaron's rod which put out buds, and the stones with the writing of the agreement;
1 Peter 2:4 coming to him, a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God, precious.
1 Peter 2:6 Because it is contained in Scripture, "Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, chosen, and precious: He who believes in him will not be disappointed."
1 Peter 2:7 For you who believe therefore is the honor, but for those who are disobedient, "The stone which the builders rejected, has become the chief cornerstone,"
1 Peter 2:8 and, "a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense." For they stumble at the word, being disobedient, to which also they were appointed.
Revelation 2:17 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies. To him who overcomes, to him I will give of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written, which no one knows but he who receives it.
Revelation 4:3 that looked like a jasper stone and a sardius. There was a rainbow around the throne, like an emerald to look at.
Revelation 9:17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.
Revelation 9:20 The rest of mankind, who were not killed with these plagues, didn't repent of the works of their hands, that they wouldn't worship demons, and the idols of gold, and of silver, and of brass, and of stone, and of wood; which can neither see, nor hear, nor walk.
Revelation 15:6 and there came out from the temple the seven angels that had the seven plagues, arrayed with 'precious' stone, pure 'and' bright, and girt about their breasts with golden girdles.
Revelation 16:21 Great hailstones, about the weight of a talent, came down out of the sky on people. People blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, for this plague is exceedingly severe.
Revelation 17:4 The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of the sexual immorality of the earth.
Revelation 18:12 merchandise of gold, silver, precious stones, pearls, fine linen, purple, silk, scarlet, all expensive wood, every vessel of ivory, every vessel made of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble;
Revelation 18:16 saying,'Woe, woe, the great city, she who was dressed in fine linen, purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls!
Revelation 18:21 A mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and cast it into the sea, saying, "Thus with violence will Babylon, the great city, be thrown down, and will be found no more at all.
Revelation 21:11 having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, as if it was a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
Revelation 21:19 The foundations of the city's wall were adorned with all kinds of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald;
Genesis 2:12 and the gold of that land is good. There is aromatic resin and the onyx stone.
Genesis 11:3 They said one to another, "Come, let's make bricks, and burn them thoroughly." They had brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.
Genesis 28:18 Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put under his head, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil on its top.
Genesis 28:22 then this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, will be God's house. Of all that you will give me I will surely give the tenth to you."
Genesis 29:2 He looked, and behold, a well in the field, and, behold, three flocks of sheep lying there by it. For out of that well they watered the flocks. The stone on the well's mouth was large.
Genesis 29:3 There all the flocks were gathered. They rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again on the well's mouth in its place.
Genesis 29:8 They said, "We can't, until all the flocks are gathered together, and they roll the stone from the well's mouth. Then we water the sheep."
Genesis 29:10 It happened, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban, his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban, his mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother.
Genesis 31:45 Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.
Genesis 35:14 Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he spoke with him, a pillar of stone. He poured out a drink offering on it, and poured oil on it.
Genesis 49:24 But his bow remained strong. The arms of his hands were made strong, by the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob, (from there is the shepherd, the stone of Israel),
Exodus 4:25 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband art thou to me.
Exodus 7:19 Yahweh said to Moses, "Tell Aaron,'Take your rod, and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their rivers, over their streams, and over their pools, and over all their ponds of water, that they may become blood; and there shall be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood and in vessels of stone.'"
Exodus 8:26 Moses said, "It isn't appropriate to do so; for we shall sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians to Yahweh our God. Behold, shall we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes, and won't they stone us?
Exodus 15:5 The deeps cover them. They went down into the depths like a stone.
Exodus 15:16 Terror and dread falls on them. By the greatness of your arm they are as still as a stone- until your people pass over, Yahweh, until the people pass over who you have purchased.
Exodus 17:4 Moses cried to Yahweh, saying, "What shall I do with these people? They are almost ready to stone me."
Exodus 17:12 But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side. His hands were steady until sunset.
Exodus 20:25 If you make me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of cut stones; for if you lift up your tool on it, you have polluted it.
Exodus 21:18 "If men quarrel and one strikes the other with a stone, or with his fist, and he doesn't die, but is confined to bed;
Exodus 24:4 Moses wrote all the words of Yahweh, and rose up early in the morning, and built an altar under the mountain, and twelve pillars for the twelve tribes of Israel.
Exodus 24:10 They saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was like a paved work of sapphire stone, like the skies for clearness.
Exodus 24:12 Yahweh said to Moses, "Come up to me on the mountain, and stay here, and I will give you the tables of stone with the law and the commands that I have written, that you may teach them."
Exodus 28:10 six of their names on the one stone, and the names of the six that remain on the other stone, in the order of their birth.
Exodus 28:11 With the work of an engraver in stone, like the engravings of a signet, you shall engrave the two stones, according to the names of the children of Israel: you shall make them to be enclosed in settings of gold.
Exodus 28:17 You shall set in it settings of stones, four rows of stones: a row of ruby, topaz, and beryl shall be the first row;
Exodus 31:5 and in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all manner of workmanship.
Exodus 31:18 He gave to Moses, when he finished speaking with him on Mount Sinai, the two tablets of the testimony, stone tablets, written with God's finger.
Exodus 34:1 Yahweh said to Moses, "Chisel two stone tablets like the first: and I will write on the tablets the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke.
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