A metamorphic rock composed of extremely compact crystallized limestone. Its veined and varicolored appearance made it highly desirable for architectural decoration and artistic use. Biblical use attests its functions in architecture (“marble pillars” and floors in Esth 1:6) and decoration (material gathered by David for use in the Temple, 1Chr 29:2). In (Rev 18:12), marble is described as one of the precious goods no longer salable by merchants when Babylon is destroyed.

Esth 1:6

6There were white cotton curtains and blue hangings tied with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and marble pillars. There were couches of gold and ... View more

1Chr 29:2

2So I have provided for the house of my God, so far as I was able, the gold for the things of gold, the silver for the things of silver, and the bronze for the ... View more

Rev 18:12

12cargo of gold, silver, jewels and pearls, fine linen, purple, silk and scarlet, all kinds of scented wood, all articles of ivory, all articles of costly wood, ... View more

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