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        Heb. nophek (Ex. 28:18; 39:11); i.e., the "glowing stone",
        probably the carbuncle, a precious stone in the breastplate of
        the high priest. It is mentioned (Rev. 21:19) as one of the
        foundations of the New Jerusalem. The name given to this stone
        in the New Testament Greek is smaragdos, which means "live
Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'Emerald' Eastons Bible Dictionary".
bible-history.com - Eastons; 1897.

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