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  • There were sapphires too on the breastplate of Aaron, you know; sapphire and jacinthe and agate, sardius, topaz, diamond ...

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  • This he donned over his robes, and on his breast winked four lines of gems, three across; sardius, topaz and garnet, em­erald, sapphire and diamond; jacinthe, agate and amethyst; beryl, onyx and jasper, each gem inscribed with a name — one each for the Twelve Tribes of the Children of Yisra-el.

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  • ~ orange-colored variety of the gem hyacinth

    January 18, 2009