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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblical Literature

Jasper

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Our word Jasper is plainly from the Greek jaspis, which comes from the Hebrew word yashpeh. Jasper is a species of the quartz family, and embraces a great many varieties. The brown Egyptian variety was perhaps the one selected for the breastplate of the high-priest (; ). The brown is of various shades, disposed in concentric stripes. It occurs loose in the sands of Egypt, and is cut into ornaments.

 

 

 

 

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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Jasper'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblical Literature". https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/kbe/j/jasper.html.

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