Amethyst
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Amethyst

(Heb. achlamah) a subspecies of quartz of a bluish-violet color. Mention is made of this precious stone, which formed the third in the third row of the high priestly breastplate, in (Exodus 28:19; 39:12) It occurs also in (Revelation 21:20)

ATS Bible Dictionary
Amethyst

A precious stone of a violet blue color, verging towards a bluish or reddish white. It is seldom uniform in color, and is generally cloudy and spotted with zigzag stripes. The most beautiful specimens come from Ceylon, the East Indies, Siberia, and Saxony. It is very highly prized, Exodus 28:19; Revelation 21:20.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
One of the precious stones in the breastplate of the high priest (Exodus 28:19; 39:12), and in the foundation of the New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:20). The ancients thought that this stone had the power of dispelling drunkenness in all who wore or touched it, and hence its Greek name formed from a_, "privative," and _methuo, "to get drunk." Its Jewish name, ahlamah', was derived by the rabbins from the Hebrew word halam, "to dream," from its supposed power of causing the wearer to dream.

It is a pale-blue crystallized quartz, varying to a dark purple blue. It is found in Persia and India, also in different parts of Europe.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A variety of crystallized quartz, of a purple or bluish violet color, of different shades. It is much used as a jeweler's stone.

2. (n.) A purple color in a nobleman's escutcheon, or coat of arms.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AMETHYST

am'-e-thist. See STONES, PRECIOUS.

Greek
271. amethustos -- amethyst
... amethyst. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: amethustos Phonetic Spelling:
(am-eth'-oos-tos) Short Definition: amethyst Definition: amethyst (a ...
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Strong's Hebrew
306. achlamah -- amethyst
... 305, 306. achlamah. 307 . amethyst. Transliteration: achlamah Phonetic
Spelling: (akh-law'-maw) Short Definition: amethyst. Word ...
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Library

Introduction.
... ligurius iii. ligure iii. jacinth or amber achates achates agate agate amethustos
amethystus amethyst amethyst iv. chrusolithos iv. chrysolitus iv. beryl iv. ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/introduction 4.htm

All the Bells were Ringing the Angelus. ...
... Through the beautiful rose-window of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, he flashed his
parting rays, weaving bright patterns of ruby, gold and amethyst on the worn ...
//christianbookshelf.org/corelli/the master-christian/i all the bells were.htm

On Counter Promises.
... many precious stones, as jasper, and sapphire, and chalcedony, and emerald, and
sardonyx, and onyx, and chrysolite, and chrysoprase, and jacinth, and amethyst. ...
/.../origen/origen de principiis/chapter xi on counter promises.htm

The New Jerusalem.
... a sardius; the seventh, a chrysolite; the eighth, a beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the
tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst. ...
/.../bliss/a brief commentary on the apocalypse/the new jerusalem.htm

To the Rev. A. Brandram
... When I saw him, he was dressed with the utmost simplicity, with the exception of
a most splendid amethyst ring, the lustre of which was truly dazzling. ...
/.../borrow/letters of george borrow/to the rev a brandram 43.htm

The Church Triumphant 512. For Thee, O Dear, Dear Country
... Unite in thee their rays; Thine ageless walls are bonded. With amethyst unpriced;
The saints build up thy fabric,. And the corner-stone is Christ. ...
/.../the church triumphant 512 for.htm

Classification.
... lovely than the striated crystals of the granite on which it grows, or the moss
on the mountain side more satisfying than the hidden amethyst and cairngorm in ...
/.../drummond/natural law in the spiritual world/classification.htm

The Last Smile of the Muse
... waters, and writhing above the crags which imprison them drifts athwart a sky sometimes
a little chill"Leonardo's pensive sky of shadowed amethyst"again of ...
//christianbookshelf.org/bertrand/saint augustin/i the last smile of.htm

Striking Similes
... A soft and purple mist like a vaporous amethyst. A soft haze, like a fairy dream,
is floating over wood and stream. ... Like a river of molten amethyst. ...
/.../kleiser/fifteen thousand useful phrases/section viii striking similes.htm

Concerning the Garments of the Priests, and of the High Priest.
... sapphire. The first of the third row was a ligure, then an amethyst, and
the third an agate, being the ninth of the whole number. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 7 concerning the garments.htm

Thesaurus
Amethyst (3 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. AMETHYST. am'-e-thist. See STONES, PRECIOUS.
Multi-Version Concordance Amethyst (3 Occurrences). ...
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Jacinth (4 Occurrences)
... the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz;
the tenth, chrysoprasus; the eleventh, jacinth; and the twelfth, amethyst. ...
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Opal (2 Occurrences)
... Exodus 28:19 and the third row, an opal, an agate, and an amethyst; (DBY YLT). Exodus
39:12 and the third row, an opal, an agate, and an amethyst; (DBY YLT). ...
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Ligure (2 Occurrences)
... Ligure (2 Occurrences). Exodus 28:19 And the third row a ligure, an agate, and an
amethyst. ... Exodus 39:12 And the third row, a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst. ...
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Row (26 Occurrences)
... RSV NIV). Exodus 28:19 and the third row a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). Exodus 28 ...
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Agate (4 Occurrences)
... Agate (4 Occurrences). Exodus 28:19 and the third row a jacinth, an agate, and
an amethyst; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). ...
/a/agate.htm - 9k

Precious (128 Occurrences)
... Septuagint translates amethustos; Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 AD) translates
amethystus; English Versions of the Bible "amethyst." The Septuagint ...
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Stones (244 Occurrences)
... Septuagint translates amethustos; Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 AD) translates
amethystus; English Versions of the Bible "amethyst." The Septuagint ...
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Ninth (35 Occurrences)
... the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz;
the tenth, chrysoprasus; the eleventh, jacinth; and the twelfth, amethyst. ...
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