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frequently referred to (1 Kings 10:2; 2 Chr. 3:6; 9:10; Rev. 18:16; 21:19)
There are about twenty different names of such stones in the Bible. They are figuratively introduced to denote value, beauty, durability (Song of Songs 5:14; Isa 54:11-12; Lam. 4:7).