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Revelation 21:20 Commentary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

20. chrysolite … topaz ] According to the best authorities, the ancient application of these names was the reverse of the modern. Chrysolite ought, according to the etymology, to be a “golden stone,” while the modern chrysolite is green. Perhaps the ancient chrysolite included the modern jacinth as well as the true “Oriental topaz”.

chrysoprasus ] A variety of the beryl, of a more yellowish-green: probably that now called chrysolite.

jacinth ] Probably our sapphire, the “sapphire” above being lapis lazuli. The modern jacinth is a crystalline stone, usually red.

amethyst ] This, the emerald, sardius, and beryl are undoubtedly the stones now so called.

Consult other comments:

Revelation 21:20 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Revelation 21:20 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Revelation 21:20 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Revelation 21:20 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Revelation 21:20 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Revelation 21:20 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Revelation 21:20 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Revelation 21:20 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Revelation 21:20 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Revelation 21:20 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Revelation 21:20 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Revelation 21:20 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Revelation 21:20 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges