Chalcedony or Chrysoprase in the Bible

This precious stone is mentioned only in Revelation 21:19, as one of the precious stones in the foundation of the New Jerusalem.

The name of this stone is derived from Chalcedon, where it is said to have been first discovered.

Chrysoprase is the name of one of the most valued varieties of translucent chalcedony. Due to traces of nickel, its color varies from green to yellow-green. It is mentioned in the foundations of the coming New Jerusalem.

The foundation stones of the city wall were adorned with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation stone was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald; the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst. … —Revelation 21:19-21 LSB excerpt

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