Marble. The Hebrew shêsh, the generic term for marble, may probably be taken to mean almost any shining stone. The so-called marble of Solomon’s architectural works may thus have been limestone. There can be no doubt that Herod both in the temple and elsewhere employed Parian or other marble. The marble pillars and tesseræ of various colors of the palace at Susa came doubtless from Persia. Esther 1:6.