Sapphire
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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Sapphire

(Heb. sappir), a precious stone, apparently of a bright-blue color, set: (Exodus 24:10) the second stone in the second row of the high priest's breastplate, (Exodus 28:18) extremely precious, (Job 28:16) it was one of the precious stones that ornamented the king of Tyre. (Ezekiel 28:13) The sapphire of the ancients was not our gem of that name, viz. the azure or indigo-blue, crystalline variety of corundum, but our lapis lazuli (ultra-marine).

ATS Bible Dictionary
Sapphire

A gem next in hardness and value to the diamond, and comprising, as varieties, all those precious stones known by the name of oriental gems, namely, the oriental ruby, oriental topaz, and oriental emerald, John 21:25. In general the name of sapphire is given to the blue variety, which is either of deep indigo blue, or of various lighter tints, Exodus 24:10, and sometimes gradually passes into perfectly white or colorless, which, when cut, may also pass for a diamond, Exodus 28:18; 39:11; Revelation 21:19.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Associated with diamonds (Exodus 28:18) and emeralds (Ezek. 28:13); one of the stones in the high priest's breastplate. It is a precious stone of a sky-blue colour, probably the lapis lazuli, brought from Babylon. The throne of God is described as of the colour of a sapphire (Exodus 24:10; Comp. Ezek. 1:26).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Native alumina or aluminium sesquioxide, Al2O3; corundum; esp., the blue transparent variety of corundum, highly prized as a gem.

2. (n.) The color of the gem; bright blue.

3. (n.) Any humming bird of the genus Hylocharis, native of South America. The throat and breast are usually bright blue.

4. (a.) of or resembling sapphire; sapphirine; blue.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SAPPHIRE

saf'-ir.

See STONES, PRECIOUS.

Greek
4552. sapphiros -- sapphire, perhaps lapis lazuli
... sapphire, perhaps lapis lazuli. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration:
sapphiros Phonetic Spelling: (sap'-fi-ros) Short Definition: a sapphire ...
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4551. Sapphire -- Sapphira, a Christian woman
... 4550, 4551. Sapphire. 4552 . ... Sapphira. Feminine of sappheiros; Sapphire, an
Israelitess -- Sapphira. see GREEK sappheiros. (sapphire) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5601. sappir -- a sapphire
... 5600, 5601. sappir. 5602 . a sapphire. Transliteration: sappir Phonetic
Spelling: (sap-peer') Short Definition: sapphire. Word Origin ...
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Library

Introduction.
... carbunculus ii. emerald ii. emerald or carbuncle sappheiros sapphirus sapphire sapphire
iaspis jaspis diamond diamond or sardonyx iii. ligurion iii. ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/introduction 4.htm

Christ the Redeemer
... For holiness and undefiledness it is compared to pure gold, and to the
sapphire and emerald. Revelation 21:19. The sapphire has ...
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'The Love of Thine Espousals'
... And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under His feet as it were a pared
work of a sapphire- stone, and as it were the body of heaven in His clearness.11 ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/the love of thine espousals.htm

Further Proofs, from Ezekiel. Summary of the Prophetic Argument ...
... axe of dispersion was in his hand: and one man in the midst of them, clothed with
a garment reaching to the feet, [1369] and a girdle of sapphire about his ...
/.../tertullian/an answer to the jews/chapter xi further proofs from ezekiel.htm

Modern Examples of Prayer
... XI. MODERN EXAMPLES OF PRAYER. "When the dragon-fly rends his husk and harnesses
himself, in a clean plate of sapphire mail, his is a pilgrimage of one or two ...
/.../bounds/the weapon of prayer/xi modern examples of prayer.htm

The Beauty and Glory of the Risen Body.
... thimbleful of coal-dust! Again, what are other gems, such as the ruby, the sapphire,
the topaz, the emerald, and others? They are nothing ...
/.../boudreaux/the happiness of heaven/chapter v the beauty and.htm

The Ninth Commandment
... This sin highly provokes God. Ananias and Sapphire were struck dead for telling
a lie. Acts 5:5. The furnace of hell is heated for liars. ...
/.../watson/the ten commandments/2 9 the ninth commandment.htm

The Crucifixion
... human voice; He was the God of Israel, whom the Jewish elders saw with their bodily
eyes upon Mount Sinai, and under His feet a pavement as of a sapphire stone ...
/.../kingsley/twenty-five village sermons/sermon xvi the crucifixion.htm

On Counter Promises.
... walls constructed of jasper, and its battlements of crystal; that it is to have
a wall composed of many precious stones, as jasper, and sapphire, and chalcedony ...
/.../origen/origen de principiis/chapter xi on counter promises.htm

Trust in God --True Wisdom
... weighted for the price thereof. It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir,
with the precious onyx, or the sapphire. The gold and the ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/spurgeon/sermons on proverbs/trust in godtrue wisdom.htm

Thesaurus
Sapphire (11 Occurrences)
... The throne of God is described as of the colour of a sapphire (Exodus 24:10; Comp.
Ezek. 1:26). ... 4. (a.) of or resembling sapphire; sapphirine; blue. Int. ...
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Sapphire-stone (1 Occurrence)
Sapphire-stone. Sapphires, Sapphire-stone. Sara . Multi-Version
Concordance Sapphire-stone (1 Occurrence). Exodus 24 ...
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Onyx (16 Occurrences)
... Exodus 28:18 The second, a ruby, a sapphire, and an onyx; (BBE). ... Exodus
39:11 In the second, a ruby, a sapphire, and an onyx; (BBE). ...
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Emerald (8 Occurrences)
... The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the
fourth, emerald; (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Carbuncle (6 Occurrences)
... burning coal. The name belongs for the most part to ruby sapphire, though
it has been also given to red spinel and garnet. 2. (n ...
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Lapis (3 Occurrences)
... Lamentations 4:7 Her nobles were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk; They
were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was as of sapphire. ...
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Lazuli (3 Occurrences)
... Lamentations 4:7 Her nobles were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk; They
were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was as of sapphire. ...
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Turquoise (5 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Turquoise (5 Occurrences). Exodus 28:18 and the second
row a turquoise, a sapphire, and an emerald; (WEB NAS NIV). ...
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Ruby (5 Occurrences)
... Exodus 28:18 The second, a ruby, a sapphire, and an onyx; (BBE). ... Exodus
39:11 In the second, a ruby, a sapphire, and an onyx; (BBE). ...
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Diamond (5 Occurrences)
... Exodus 28:18 And the second row shall be an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond. ... Exodus
39:11 And the second row, an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond. ...
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Concordance
Sapphire (11 Occurrences)

Revelation 9:17
Thus I saw the horses in the vision, and those who sat on them, having breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of lions. Out of their mouths proceed fire, smoke, and sulfur.
(See RSV)

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;
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

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.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 28:18
and the second row a turquoise, a sapphire, and an emerald;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 39:11
and the second row, a turquoise, a sapphire, and an emerald;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 28:6
Sapphires come from its rocks. It has dust of gold.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 28:16
It can't be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Lamentations 4:7
Her nobles were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk; They were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was as of sapphire.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 1:26
Above the expanse that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone; and on the likeness of the throne was a likeness as the appearance of a man on it above.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 10:1
Then I looked, and see, in the expanse that was over the head of the cherubim there appeared above them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 28:13
You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: ruby, topaz, emerald, chrysolite, onyx, jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and beryl. Gold work of tambourines and of pipes was in you. In the day that you were created they were prepared.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Sapphire

Sapphire: A Precious Stone

Sapphire: Seen in the Foundation of the New Jerusalem in John's Apocalyptic Vision

Sapphire: Set in the Breastplate

Sapphire: The Color of the Expanse

Related Terms

Sapphire-stone (1 Occurrence)

Onyx (16 Occurrences)

Emerald (8 Occurrences)

Carbuncle (6 Occurrences)

Lapis (3 Occurrences)

Lazuli (3 Occurrences)

Turquoise (5 Occurrences)

Ruby (5 Occurrences)

Diamond (5 Occurrences)

Sapphires (5 Occurrences)

Jasper (8 Occurrences)

Row (26 Occurrences)

Resembling (19 Occurrences)

Expanse (18 Occurrences)

Adorned (20 Occurrences)

Coral (3 Occurrences)

Firmament (17 Occurrences)

Arch (24 Occurrences)

Figure (19 Occurrences)

Appearance (126 Occurrences)

Likeness (52 Occurrences)

Nazarites (3 Occurrences)

Gem (1 Occurrence)

Walls (152 Occurrences)

Whiter (4 Occurrences)

Foundations (49 Occurrences)

Transparent (7 Occurrences)

Tambours (8 Occurrences)

Topaz (7 Occurrences)

Tambourines (13 Occurrences)

Tabrets (6 Occurrences)

Ruddy (5 Occurrences)

Resembled (18 Occurrences)

Ruddier (1 Occurrence)

Rubies (8 Occurrences)

Redder (1 Occurrence)

Engravings (11 Occurrences)

Decorated (12 Occurrences)

Marble (5 Occurrences)

Mountings (1 Occurrence)

Pipes (9 Occurrences)

Purer (3 Occurrences)

Paved (2 Occurrences)

Polishing (2 Occurrences)

Pavement (9 Occurrences)

Brighter (6 Occurrences)

Blue (51 Occurrences)

Beryl (12 Occurrences)

Cherubims (19 Occurrences)

Chrysolite (10 Occurrences)

City's (2 Occurrences)

Chalcedony (1 Occurrence)

Cleaner (3 Occurrences)

Carnelian (5 Occurrences)

Corals (5 Occurrences)

Clearness (1 Occurrence)

Adamant (2 Occurrences)

Sardius (5 Occurrences)

Sapphira (1 Occurrence)

Skies (36 Occurrences)

Smaragd (3 Occurrences)

Settings (19 Occurrences)

Sapphi'ra (1 Occurrence)

Sara (2 Occurrences)

Stake (2 Occurrences)

Valued (27 Occurrences)

Hyacinth (1 Occurrence)

Kinds (110 Occurrences)

Ophir (12 Occurrences)

Balance (12 Occurrences)

Cherubs (52 Occurrences)

Produced (39 Occurrences)

Substance (99 Occurrences)

Sockets (44 Occurrences)

Foundation (82 Occurrences)

Fourth (87 Occurrences)

Winged (69 Occurrences)

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