The Agate is even mentioned in the Bible

  1. figment profile image79
    figmentposted 8 years ago

    Exodus 28:15-21

    “And thou shalt make the breastplate of judgment with cunning work; after the work of the ephod thou shalt make it; of gold, of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine twined linen, shalt thou make it. Foursquare it shall be being doubled; a span shall be the length thereof, and a span shall be the breadth thereof. And thou shalt set in it settings of stones, even four rows of stones: the first row shall be a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this shall be the first row. And the second row shall be an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond. And the third row a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst. And the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be set in gold in their enclosings.”

    The 12 stones mentioned in Revelations actually are earlier mentioned in Isaiah as three types in the verses: Rev 21:19 ESV & Isaiah 54:12 American KJV

    "O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not confirmed, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colors, and lay thy foundations with sapphires. And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones."

  2. pjk_artist profile image63
    pjk_artistposted 8 years ago

    This is great! I wan to collect all twelve.
    What's a sardius...a carbuncle... a ligure ?