THE GOLD OF THAT LAND: Biblical Minerals & Rocks  


 

 

60.     sardonyx

Greek: sardonux, possibly meaning onyx stone from Sardis. Revelation 21:20.

Mineralogy:

    Sardonyx is banded sard, a reddish-brown form of agate. See "AGATE."

    Scripturally, sardonyx and the other foundation stones of the Holy City stand for the people of Israel and their contribution to the foundations of Christianity.

Sources:

Lucas & Harris, op. cit., 386-387.

Ralph, Jolyon, 1993-2004. http://www.mindat.org/min-7604.html

Schumann, op. cit.; 142-143.

 


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