Porphyry
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) A term used somewhat loosely to designate a rock consisting of a fine-grained base (usually feldspathic) through which crystals, as of feldspar or quartz, are disseminated. There are red, purple, and green varieties, which are highly esteemed as marbles.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
PORPHYRY

por'-fi-ri (in Esther 1:6, the Revised Version margin has "porphyry" (the King James Version margin "porphyre") for bahaT, English Versions of the Bible "red (marble)"; the Septuagint has smaragdtes, which was a green stone): Porphyry is an igneous rock containing distinct crystals of feldspar in a feldspathic matrix. It may be purple or of other colors, as green. "Porphyry" is from porphureos, "purple."

Strong's Hebrew
923. bahat -- perhaps porphyry
... 922, 923. bahat. 924 . perhaps porphyry. Transliteration: bahat Phonetic
Spelling: (bah'-hat) Short Definition: porphyry. Word Origin ...
/hebrew/923.htm - 5k
Library

Porphyry.
... PORPHYRY. ... Eccl.," i. 9 (in a letter of Constantine, who boasts of having caused
the destruction of the infamous writings of Porphyry), iii. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/schaff/the person of christ/porphyry.htm

From the Works of Methodius against Porphyry.
... Fragments From the Works of Methodius Against Porphyry. I. [2976] This,
in truth, must be called most excellent and praiseworthy ...
/.../methodius/the writings of methodius fragments/from the works of methodius.htm

That the Opinion of Porphyry, that the Soul, in Order to be ...
... Chapter 26."That the Opinion of Porphyry, that the Soul, in Order to Be Blessed,
Must Be Separated from Every Kind of Body, is Demolished by Plato, Who Says ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/augustine/city of god/chapter 26 that the opinion of.htm

How it is that Porphyry Has Been So Blind as not to Recognize the ...
... Book X. Chapter 28."How It is that Porphyry Has Been So Blind as Not to
Recognize the True Wisdom"Christ. You drive men, therefore ...
//christianbookshelf.org/augustine/city of god/chapter 28 how it is that.htm

Of the Impiety of Porphyry, which is Worse than Even the Mistake ...
... Book X. Chapter 27."Of the Impiety of Porphyry, Which is Worse Than Even
the Mistake of Apuleius. How much more tolerable and ...
//christianbookshelf.org/augustine/city of god/chapter 27 of the impiety of.htm

Porphyry's Emendations and Modifications of Platonism.
... Book X. Chapter 30."Porphyry's Emendations and Modifications of Platonism.
If it is considered unseemly to emend anything which ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 30 porphyrys emendations and modifications.htm

Porphyry's Account of the Responses Given by the Oracles of the ...
... Book XIX. Chapter 23."Porphyry's Account of the Responses Given by the
Oracles of the gods Concerning Christ. For in his book ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 23 porphyrys account of the.htm

Of Porphyry's Epistle to Anebo, in which He Asks for Information ...
... Book X. Chapter 11."Of Porphyry's Epistle to Anebo, in Which He Asks for
Information About the Differences Among Demons. It was ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 11 of porphyrys epistle to.htm

Of Porphyry's Weakness in Wavering Between the Confession of the ...
... Book X. Chapter 26."Of Porphyry's Weakness in Wavering Between the Confession
of the True God and the Worship of Demons. I know ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 26 of porphyrys weakness in.htm

Of the Apparently Conflicting Opinions of Plato and Porphyry ...
... Chapter 27."Of the Apparently Conflicting Opinions of Plato and Porphyry, Which
Would Have Conducted Them Both to the Truth If They Could Have Yielded to One ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 27 of the apparently conflicting.htm

Thesaurus
Porphyry (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. PORPHYRY. ... It may be purple or of other colors,
as green. "Porphyry" is from porphureos, "purple.". Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Marble (5 Occurrences)
... It is here rendered "white marble." But nothing is certainly known of it. (3.) Bahat,
"red marble," probably the verd-antique or half-porphyry of Egypt. ...
/m/marble.htm - 13k

Essenes
... of the Jews, XVIII, i, 5 (2) Description from Wars of the Jews, II, viii, 2-13
(3) Incidental Notices 3. Pliny 4. Hegesippus 5. Porphyry 6. Hippolytus-Uses ...
/e/essenes.htm - 38k

Porcupine (3 Occurrences)

/p/porcupine.htm - 11k

Porpoise (14 Occurrences)

/p/porpoise.htm - 11k

Geology
... 1. Crystalline Rocks (A): The Crystalline rocks consist mainly of granite and
crystalline schists, frequently interrupted with dikes of porphyry, diorite and ...
/g/geology.htm - 16k

Edomites (22 Occurrences)
... ft. in height. Limestone, porphyry and Nubian sandstone are the prevailing
formation; but volcanic rocks are also found. The range ...
/e/edomites.htm - 23k

Sela (5 Occurrences)
... Edom. "The purple mountains into which the wild sons of Esau clambered run out from
Syria upon the desert, some hundred miles by twenty, of porphyry and red ...
/s/sela.htm - 15k

Edom (108 Occurrences)
... ft. in height. Limestone, porphyry and Nubian sandstone are the prevailing
formation; but volcanic rocks are also found. The range ...
/e/edom.htm - 53k

Palestine (1 Occurrence)
... 1. Crystalline Rocks (A): The Crystalline rocks consist mainly of granite and
crystalline schists, frequently interrupted with dikes of porphyry, diorite and ...
/p/palestine.htm - 89k

Concordance
Porphyry (1 Occurrence)

Esther 1:6
There were hangings of white, green, and blue material, fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and marble pillars. The couches were of gold and silver, on a pavement of red, white, yellow, and black marble.
(See NAS RSV NIV)

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