onyx

onyx

A type of quartz with varicolored bands. Onyx was found in the land of Havilah, according to (Gen 2:12), and ranked with gold of Ophir (Job 28:16). It heads the list of precious stones provided by David for the Temple (1Chr 29:2). The two stones on the shoulders of the high priest’s ephod were onyx (Exod 28:9-12), and so was the eleventh stone on his breastpiece (Exod 28:20). Onyx also appears in (Rev 21:20) as one of the twelve jewels adorning the wall of the heavenly Jerusalem.

Gen 2:12

12and the gold of that land is good; bdellium and onyx stone are there.

Job 28:16

16It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir,
in precious onyx or sapphire.

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

Exod 28:9-12

9You shall take two onyx stones, and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel,10six of their names on the one stone, and the names of the remaining six o ... View more

Exod 28:20

20and the fourth row a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper; they shall be set in gold filigree.

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

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