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קרח . This word is translated "crystal" in Ezekiel 1:22 ; and "frost," Genesis 31:40 ; Job 37:10 ; Jeremiah 36:30 ; and "ice," Job 6:16 ; Job 38:29 ; Psalms 147:17 ; κρυσταλλος , Revelation 4:6 ; Revelation 22:1 . Crystal is supposed to have its name from its resemblance to ice.

The Greek word, κρυσταλλος , is formed from κρυος , ice, and σταλασσομαι , to concrete. The word, זכוכית , is translated crystal, in Job 28:17 . Dr. Good observes, "We are not certain of the exact signification, farther than that it denotes some perfectly transparent and hyaline gem."

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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Crystal'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. 1831-2.

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