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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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The Hebrew word Leshem is thus rendered in ; ; and in it is put as equivalent to the Jacinth or Hyacinth; and it is certain that the ligure and the jacinth are regarded as the same stone. The prevailing color of the jacinth is orange-yellow-red; which passes over sometimes into reddish-brown, sometimes into brownish and pale red, and sometimes into imperfect pistachio green. It is harder than the emerald, but the artists of antiquity frequently engraved upon it. It comes to us from the East Indies.





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Ligure'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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