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Crystal

Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

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A — 1: κρύσταλλος

(Strong's #2930 — Noun Masculine — krustallos — kroos'-tal-los )

from kruos, "ice," and hence properly anything congealed and transparent, denotes "crystal," a kind of precious stone, Revelation 4:6; 22:1 . Rock crystal is pure quartz; it crystallizes in hexagonal prisms, each with a pyramidical apex.

B — 1: κρυσταλλίζω

(Strong's #2929 — Verb — krustallizo — kroos-tal-lid'-zo )

"to be of crystalline brightness and transparency, to shine like crystal," is found in Revelation 21:11 , where it is said of Christ as the "Light-giver" (phoster) of the Heavenly City (not phos, "light," RV and AV). Possibly there the verb has a transitive force, "to transform into crystal splendor," as of the effect of Christ upon His saints.

Bibliography Information
Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Crystal'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ved/​c/crystal.html. 1940.
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