Smith's Bible DictionaryDiamond
(Heb. yahalom), a gem crystallized carbon, the most valued and brilliant of precious stones, remarkable for its hardness, the third precious stone in the second row on the breastplate of the high priest, (Exodus 28:18; 39:11) and mentioned by Ezekiel, (Ezekiel 28:13) among the precious stones of the king of Tyre. Some suppose yahalom to be the "emerald." Respecting shamir , which is translated "Diamond" in (Jeremiah 17:1) see under ADAMANT.
ATS Bible DictionaryDiamond
The hardest and most brilliant of gems, very rare and costly. The largest diamonds known in the world, procured from India and Brazil, are guarded among the royal treasures of England, Russia, etc., and valued at immense sums. Common diamonds are used not only for ornaments, but for cutting and graving hard substances, Jeremiah 17:1. The Hebrew word here used is called "adamant" in Ezekiel 3:9 Zechariah 7:12. See ADAMANT. These is another Hebrew word also translated "diamond," Exodus 28:18 39:11 Ezekiel 28:13, and thought by some to mean the topaz. The diamond is carbon in its purest and crystalline form.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaDIAMOND
di'-a-mund. See STONES, PRECIOUS.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
(1.) A precious gem (Hebrews yahalom', in allusion to its hardness), otherwise unknown, the sixth, i.e., the third in the second row, in the breastplate of the high priest, with the name of Naphtali engraven on it (Exodus 28:18; 39:11; R.V. marg., "sardonyx.")
(2.) A precious stone (Hebrews shamir', a sharp point) mentioned in Jeremiah 17:1. From its hardness it was used for cutting and perforating other minerals. It is rendered "adamant" (q.v.) in Ezek. 3:9, Zechariah 7:12. It is the hardest and most valuable of precious stones.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
) A precious stone or gem excelling in brilliancy and beautiful play of prismatic colors, and remarkable for extreme hardness.
2. (n.) A geometrical figure, consisting of four equal straight lines, and having two of the interior angles acute and two obtuse; a rhombus; a lozenge.
3. (n.) One of a suit of playing cards, stamped with the figure of a diamond.
4. (n.) A pointed projection, like a four-sided pyramid, used for ornament in lines or groups.
5. (n.) The infield; the square space, 90 feet on a side, having the bases at its angles.
6. (n.) The smallest kind of type in English printing, except that called brilliant, which is seldom seen.
7. (a.) Resembling a diamond; made of, or abounding in, diamonds; as, a diamond chain; a diamond field.
Strong's Hebrew8068. shamir -- a thorn, adamant, flint...
Word Origin from an unused word Definition a thorn, adamant, flint NASB Word Usage
briars (8), diamond
(1), emery (1), flint (1). adamant stone, brier, diamond
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3095. yahalom -- (a precious stone) perhaps jasper or onyx
... yahalom. 3096 >>. (a precious stone) perhaps jasper or onyx. Transliteration: yahalom
Phonetic Spelling: (yah-hal-ome') Short Definition: diamond. ... diamond. ...
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