Topaz
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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Topaz

one of the gems used in the high priest's breastplate, (Exodus 28:17; 39:10; Ezekiel 28:13) one of the foundations also of the New Jerusalem, in St. John's description of the city. (Revelation 21:20) The topaz of the ancient Greeks and Romans is generally allowed to be our chrysolite, while their chrysolite is our topaz. Chrysolite is a silicate of magnesia and iron; it is so son as to lose its polish unless carefully used. It varies in color from a pale-green to a bottle-green. It is supposed that its name was derived from Topazos, an island in the Red Sea where these stones were procured.

ATS Bible Dictionary
Topaz

A precious stone of wine-yellow color, with occasional pale tinges of green or red. It was one of the twelve gems in the high priest's breastplate, Exodus 28:17; 39:10, and was a highly prized product of Cush, or Southern Arabia, Job 28:19; Ezekiel 28:13.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Hebrews pitdah (Ezek. 28:13; Revelation 21:20), a golden yellow or "green" stone brought from Cush or Ethiopia (Job 28:19). It was the second stone in the first row in the breastplate of the high priest, and had the name of Simeon inscribed on it (Exodus 28:17). It is probably the chrysolite of the moderns.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A mineral occurring in rhombic prisms, generally yellowish and pellucid, also colorless, and of greenish, bluish, or brownish shades. It sometimes occurs massive and opaque. It is a fluosilicate of alumina, and is used as a gem.

2. (n.) Either one of two species of large, brilliantly colored humming birds of the Topaza, of South America and the West Indies.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
TOPAZ

to'-paz.

See STONES, PRECIOUS.

Greek
5116. topazion -- a topaz
... topazion. 5117 . a topaz. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: topazion
Phonetic Spelling: (top-ad'-zee-on) Short Definition: topaz Definition: topaz ...
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5555. chrusolithos -- a chrysolite (a yellow gem)
... a yellow gem). Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: chrusolithos Phonetic
Spelling: (khroo-sol'-ee-thos) Short Definition: a topaz Definition: a ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6357. pitdah -- (a precious stone) perhaps topaz
... 6356, 6357. pitdah. 6358 . (a precious stone) perhaps topaz. Transliteration:
pitdah Phonetic Spelling: (pit-daw') Short Definition: topaz. ...
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8658. tarshish -- (a precious stone) perhaps yellow jasper
... beryl. Probably of foreign derivation (compare Tarshiysh); a gem, perhaps the topaz --
beryl. see HEBREW Tarshiysh. 8657, 8658. tarshish. 8659 . ...
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Library

Ain.
... 126. "Therefore," he saith, "I love Thy commandments above gold and topaz"
(ver.127). Grace hath this object, that the commandments ...
//christianbookshelf.org/augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/ain.htm

Introduction.
... text margin i. sardion i. lapis sardius i. sardius (m. ruby) i. sardius
or ruby topazion topazius topaz topaz smaragdos smaragdus. ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/introduction 4.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

Against Excessive Fondness for Jewels and Gold Ornaments.
... Such is the case with the stones which silly women wear fastened to chains and set
in necklaces, amethysts, ceraunites, jaspers, topaz, and the Milesian. ...
/.../the instructor paedagogus/chapter xiiiagainst excessive fondness for.htm

Trust in God --True Wisdom
... The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.
Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding? ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/spurgeon/sermons on proverbs/trust in godtrue wisdom.htm

The New Jerusalem.
... a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; the fifth, a sardonyx; the sixth, a sardius;
the seventh, a chrysolite; the eighth, a beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth ...
/.../bliss/a brief commentary on the apocalypse/the new jerusalem.htm

The Legend of La Brea {331A}
... Round the palm-stems, round the creepers, Flashed a feathered jewel past,
Ruby-crested, topaz-throated, Plucked the cocorite bast,. ...
/.../kingsley/andromeda and other poems/the legend of la brea.htm

Another Cavil Met, IE , the Devil who Instigated Man to Sin ...
... "Every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, the topaz, and the diamond,
the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the ...
/.../tertullian/the five books against marcion/chapter x another cavil met i e.htm

How by Holy Complacency we are Made as Little Infants at Our ...
... are the storeroom of the little infant's treasures: he has no other riches than
those, which are more precious unto him than gold or the topaz, more beloved ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter ii how by holy.htm

Of the Conformity of Our Will to that Will of God's which is ...
... Lord! It is my meditation all the day . . . . . Therefore have I loved thy
commandments above gold and the topaz . . . . . How sweet ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter v of the conformity.htm

Thesaurus
Topaz (7 Occurrences)
... Indies. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. TOPAZ. to'-paz. See STONES, PRECIOUS.
Multi-Version Concordance Topaz (7 Occurrences). Revelation ...
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Beryl (12 Occurrences)
... That was a gold-coloured gem, the topaz of ancient authors. Noah Webster's Dictionary. ...
A row of ruby, topaz, and beryl was the first row; (WEB NIV). ...
/b/beryl.htm - 11k

Sardius (5 Occurrences)
... Revelation 21:20 the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite;
the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprasus; the eleventh ...
/s/sardius.htm - 8k

Ruby (5 Occurrences)
... 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; (WEB NAS NIV). ...
/r/ruby.htm - 9k

Chrysolite (10 Occurrences)
... Sometimes used as a gem. The name was also early used for yellow varieties of
tourmaline and topaz. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CHRYSOLITE. ...
/c/chrysolite.htm - 10k

Carbuncle (6 Occurrences)
... Exodus 28:17 And thou shalt set in it settings of stones, even four rows of stones:
the first row shall be a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this shall be ...
/c/carbuncle.htm - 10k

Carnelian (5 Occurrences)
... Revelation 21:20 the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite;
the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprasus; the eleventh ...
/c/carnelian.htm - 8k

Smaragd (3 Occurrences)
... Exodus 28:17 And thou shalt set in it settings of stones, four rows of stones: a
row of sardius, topaz, and carbuncle shall be the first row; (See JPS). ...
/s/smaragd.htm - 7k

Onyx (16 Occurrences)
... Revelation 21:20 the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite;
the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprasus; the eleventh ...
/o/onyx.htm - 12k

Rows (29 Occurrences)
... 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; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT ...
/r/rows.htm - 15k

Concordance
Topaz (7 Occurrences)

Revelation 21:20
the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprasus; the eleventh, jacinth; and the twelfth, amethyst.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

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

Exodus 28:20
The fourth, a topaz, a beryl, and a jasper; they are to be fixed in twisted frames of gold.
(BBE)

Exodus 39:10
They set in it four rows of stones. A row of ruby, topaz, and beryl was the first row;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 39:13
In the fourth, a topaz, a beryl, and a jasper; they were fixed in twisted frames of gold.
(BBE)

Job 28:19
The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, Neither shall it be valued with pure gold.
(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 BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Topaz

Topaz in the Breastplate

Topaz: A Precious Stone

Topaz: Ethiopian, Celebrated

Related Terms

Beryl (12 Occurrences)

Sardius (5 Occurrences)

Ruby (5 Occurrences)

Chrysolite (10 Occurrences)

Carbuncle (6 Occurrences)

Carnelian (5 Occurrences)

Smaragd (3 Occurrences)

Onyx (16 Occurrences)

Rows (29 Occurrences)

Row (26 Occurrences)

Sardoin (2 Occurrences)

Settings (19 Occurrences)

Frames (47 Occurrences)

Twisted (79 Occurrences)

Precious (128 Occurrences)

Stones (244 Occurrences)

Fixed (284 Occurrences)

Ninth (35 Occurrences)

Jacinth (4 Occurrences)

Jasper (8 Occurrences)

Lapis (3 Occurrences)

Lazuli (3 Occurrences)

Gem (1 Occurrence)

Issachar (40 Occurrences)

Fifth (65 Occurrences)

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Turquoise (5 Occurrences)

Twelfth (20 Occurrences)

Tambours (8 Occurrences)

Tambourines (13 Occurrences)

Tophel (1 Occurrence)

Tabrets (6 Occurrences)

Engravings (11 Occurrences)

Emerald (8 Occurrences)

Eighth (38 Occurrences)

Eleventh (19 Occurrences)

Diamond (5 Occurrences)

Mountings (1 Occurrence)

Mounted (32 Occurrences)

Pipes (9 Occurrences)

Compared (29 Occurrences)

Chrysoprase (1 Occurrence)

Chrysolyte (1 Occurrence)

Coral (3 Occurrences)

Chrysoprasus (1 Occurrence)

Compare (22 Occurrences)

Adorned (20 Occurrences)

Amethyst (3 Occurrences)

Sapphire (11 Occurrences)

Sixth (45 Occurrences)

Seventh (123 Occurrences)

Sardonyx (1 Occurrence)

Tenth (89 Occurrences)

Valued (27 Occurrences)

Store-houses (32 Occurrences)

Balance (12 Occurrences)

Produced (39 Occurrences)

Sockets (44 Occurrences)

Cush (31 Occurrences)

Fill (126 Occurrences)

Created (55 Occurrences)

Equal (70 Occurrences)

Bought (66 Occurrences)

Wast (84 Occurrences)

Eden (19 Occurrences)

Garden (68 Occurrences)

Ethiopia (26 Occurrences)

Stone (290 Occurrences)

Mount (311 Occurrences)

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