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Jacinth


Jacinth, a precious stone, forming one of the foundations of the walls of the new Jerusalem. Rev. 21:20. Called hyacinth in the Revised Version. This is simply a different English rendering of the same Greek original. It is probably identical with the ligure of Ex. 28:19. The jacinth or hyacinth is a red variety of zircon, which is found in square prisms of a white, gray, red, reddish-brown, yellow, or pale-green color. The expression in Rev. 9:17, “of jacinth,” is descriptive simply of a dark-purple color.