carnelian

carnelian

A deep orange-red chalcedony that was used as decoration on the high priest’s breastplate (Exod 28:17; Exod 39:10). It also appears in (Ezek 28:13), where it represents Tyre’s lost perfection. In (Rev 21:20) the same term reflects the incomparable glory of the new Jerusalem (Rev 4:3).

Exod 28:17

17You shall set in it four rows of stones. A row of carnelian, chrysolite, and emerald shall be the first row;

Exod 39:10

10They set in it four rows of stones. A row of carnelian, chrysolite, and emerald was the first row;

Ezek 28:13

13You were in Eden, the garden of God;
every precious stone was your covering,
carnelian, chrysolite, and moonstone,
beryl, onyx, and jasper,
sapphire, turquois ... View more

Rev 21:20

20the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth ameth ... View more

Rev 4:3

3And the one seated there looks like jasper and carnelian, and around the throne is a rainbow that looks like an emerald.

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