Adamant
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Hebrews shamir), Ezek. 3:9. The Greek word adamas means diamond. This stone is not referred to, but corundum or some kind of hard steel. It is an emblem of firmness in resisting adversaries of the truth (Zechariah 7:12), and of hard-heartedness against the truth (Jeremiah 17:1).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Unyielding in opinion; also a stone or diamond perceived to be of impenetrable hardness; a name given to the diamond and other substances of extreme hardness; but in modern mineralogy it has no technical signification. It is now a rhetorical or poetical name for the embodiment of impenetrable hardness.

2. (n.) Lodestone; magnet.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ADAMANT

ad'-a-mant (shamir (Ezekiel 3:9 Zechariah 7:12)): In the passages cited and in Jeremiah 17:1, where it is rendered "diamond" the word shamir evidently refers to a hard stone. The word adamant ("unconquerable") is used in the early Greek writers for a hard metal, perhaps steel, later for a metal-like gold and later for the diamond. The Hebrew shamir, the Greek adamas (from which word "diamond" as well as "adamant" is derived) and the English adamant occur regularly in figurative expressions. All three are equally indefinite. Adamant may therefore be considered a good translation for shamir, though the Septuagint does not use adamas in the passages cited. There is a possible etymological identification of shamir with the Greek smyris (smeris or smiris), emery, a granular form of corundum well known to the ancients and used by them for polishing and engraving precious stones. Corundum in all its forms, including the sapphire and ruby, is in the scale of hardness next to the diamond. In English Versions of the Bible Isaiah 5:6; Isaiah 7:23-25; 9:18; 10:17; 27:04:00; 32:13, shamir is translated "brier". See also STONES, PRECIOUS.

Alfred Ely Day

Strong's Hebrew
8068. shamir -- a thorn, adamant, flint
... shamir. 8069 . a thorn, adamant, flint. Transliteration: shamir Phonetic Spelling:
(shaw-meer') Short Definition: briars. ... adamant stone, brier, diamond. ...
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6856. tsipporen -- fingernail, stylus point
... the denominative sense (from tsippowr) of scratching); properly, a claw, ie (human)
nail; also the point of a style (or pen, tipped with adamant) -- nail, point ...
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Library

J. Donne
... Thy grace may wing me to prevent his art,. And Thou like adamant [49]
draw mine iron heart. Footnotes: [49] adamant, magnet. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/palgrave/the treasury of sacred song/xvii j donne.htm

The Poets
... On faith's victorious shield,. Armed with that adamant and gold. ... Satan, with vast
and haughty strides advanced,. Came towering, armed in adamant and gold. ...
/.../the hymns of methodism in their literary relations/chapter iii the poets.htm

On Descartes' "Discourse Touching the Method of Using One's Reason ...
... would, under no penalties, say, "I am sure" of that of which he was not sure; but
would go on digging and delving until he came to the solid adamant; or, at ...
/.../lay sermons addresses and reviews/xiv on descartes discourse touching.htm

Matt. xii. 33
... Thus the plotter destroys himself first; just as he that treads [1732] on fire burns
up himself, and he that smites adamant spites himself, and he that kicks ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on the gospel of saint matthew/homily xlii matt xii 33.htm

Growth in Grace
... Athanasius was called Adamas ecclesiae [the Adamant of the Church, an adamant
that could not be removed from the love of the truth. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/watson/a body of divinity/9 growth in grace.htm

1 Cor. vi. 15
... For who shall help being astonished when one being a man, and partaking of our common
nature, and living among other men, like adamant yields not at all to the ...
/.../homilies on the epistles of paul to the corinthians/homily xviii 1 cor vi.htm

God's Barriers against Man's Sin
... gone." "The sea," says God, "is not only obedient, but it is rendered obedient by
the restraint merely of sand." It is not the rock of adamant that restrains ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 4 1858/gods barriers against mans sin.htm

Appeal to the Christian Women of the South
... I know that even professors of His name who has been emphatically called the "Light
of the world" would, if they could, build a wall of adamant around the ...
/.../an appeal to the christian women of the south/appeal to the christian women.htm

Our Lord's Sacerdotal Prayer
... Our unswerving loyalty to God are eloquent pleas to Him and give access and confidence
in our advocacy. This prayer is gemmed, but its walls are adamant. ...
/.../bounds/the reality of prayer/xi our lords sacerdotal prayer.htm

Types of Talkers
... He is a frightful bore, but you cannot offend him. He is adamant. There
is the tautological talker, or the human self-repeater. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/kleiser/talks on talking/types of talkers.htm

Thesaurus
Adamant (2 Occurrences)
... It is now a rhetorical or poetical name for the embodiment of impenetrable hardness.
2. (n.) Lodestone; magnet. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ADAMANT. ...
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Flint (12 Occurrences)
... as a figure for hardness in Isaiah 50:7, "Therefore have I set my face like a flint."
A similar use of tsor is found in Ezekiel 3:9, "As an adamant harder than ...
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Forehead (23 Occurrences)
... as an adamant harder than flint," whereby an unflinching loyalty to God and a complete
disregard of opposition is meant (Jeremiah 3:8, 9). Compare the phrase ...
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Emery (1 Occurrence)
... Ezekiel 3:9 As an adamant harder than flint have I made your forehead: don't be
afraid of them, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they are a ...
/e/emery.htm - 6k

Diamond (5 Occurrences)
... It is rendered "adamant" (qv) in Ezek. 3:9, Zechariah 7:12. It is the hardest
and most valuable of precious stones. Noah Webster's Dictionary. ...
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Adami (1 Occurrence)

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Ad'amah (1 Occurrence)
Ad'amah. Adamah, Ad'amah. Adamant . Multi-Version Concordance ... Joshua 19:36 Adamah,
Ramah, Hazor, (See RSV). Adamah, Ad'amah. Adamant . Reference Bible.
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Rebellious (63 Occurrences)
... Ezekiel 3:9 As an adamant harder than flint have I made your forehead: don't be
afraid of them, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they are a ...
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Affrighted (60 Occurrences)
... Ezekiel 3:9 As an adamant harder than a rock I have made thy forehead; thou dost
not fear them, nor art thou affrighted before them, for a rebellious house 'are ...
/a/affrighted.htm - 23k

Looks (76 Occurrences)
... Ezekiel 3:9 As an adamant harder than flint have I made your forehead: don't be
afraid of them, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they are a ...
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Concordance
Adamant (2 Occurrences)

Ezekiel 3:9
As an adamant harder than flint have I made your forehead: don't be afraid of them, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they are a rebellious house.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Zechariah 7:12
Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law, and the words which the LORD of hosts hath sent in his spirit by the former prophets: therefore came a great wrath from the LORD of hosts.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

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Adamant

Adamant: A Flint

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