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(am' buhr) A yellowish or brownish translucent resin that takes a good polish. Also translated as gleaming bronze (RSV, but amber in NRSV), glowing metal (NAS, NIV), bronze (TEV, Ezekiel 1:4 ,Ezekiel 1:4,1:27 ; Ezekiel 8:2 ). Some think that the Greek (Septuagint) and Latin (Vulgate) translations of the Old Testament suggest the substance known as electrum—an amalgam of silver and gold. See Jewelry, Jewels.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Amber'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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