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(am' ih thihsst) A deep purple variety of stone of the aluminum oxide family. Used in the breastplate of the high priest (Exodus 28:19 ; Exodus 39:12 ) and the twelfth stone in the foundation wall of the new Jerusalem (Revelation 21:20 ). 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 'Amethyst'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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