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is a transparent stone of a light green color, occupying the first place in the second row on the high priest's breastplate, Exod. 28:18. Tyre imported it from Syria, Ezek. 27:16. It is one of the foundations of the heavenly Jerusalem, Rev. 21:19. The name was applied to other stones of a similar character, such as the carbuncle.
"emerald in character," descriptive of the rainbow round about the throne in Rev. 4:3, is used in the papyri to denote emerald green.