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(cawr ne' li uhn) Hard, red precious stone, a variety of chalcedony. It was used to decorate the king of Tyre (Ezekiel 28:13 NRSV) and could be used to describe the one sitting on the heavenly throne ( Revelation 4:3 NIV, NRSV) and formed part of the wall of the New Jerusalem ( Revelation 21:20 NIV, NRSV).

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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 'Carnelian'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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