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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #923 - בַּהַט
1) a costly stone (perhaps porphyry), red marble
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
בַּהַט Esther 1:6, a kind of marble of which pavements were made. LXX., Vulg. σμαραγδίτης, smaragdites. Arab. بَهْتُ according to the Kamûs, page 176, is a species of stone; and from the etymology, it may be gathered that a spurious marble is intended, so called because it falsely puts on the appearance of marble: [“or else white marble”].
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