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Stones

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Naves Topical Index
Stones

Commandments engraved upon
Exodus 24:12; Exodus 31:18; Exodus 34:1-4; Deuteronomy 4:13; Deuteronomy 5:22; Deuteronomy 9:9-11; Deuteronomy 10:1-3

The law of Moses written upon
Joshua 8:32

Houses built of
Isaiah 9:10; Amos 5:11

Temple built of
1 Kings 5:17-18; 1 Kings 7:9-12; Matthew 24:2; Luke 19:44; Luke 21:5-6

Prepared in the quarries
1 Kings 6:7

Hewn
Exodus 34:1; Deuteronomy 10:1; 1 Kings 5:17; 1 Kings 6:36; 1 Kings 7:9; 2 Kings 12:12; 2 Kings 22:6; 1 Chronicles 22:2; 2 Chronicles 34:11; Lamentations 3:9

Sawn
1 Kings 7:9

Hewers of
1 Kings 5:18; 2 Kings 12:12; 1 Chronicles 22:15

City walls built of
Nehemiah 4:3

Memorial pillars of
Genesis 28:18-22; Genesis 31:45-52; Joshua 4:2-9; Joshua 4:20-24; Joshua 24:25; 1 Samuel 7:12

Great, as landmarks:

Abel
1 Samuel 6:18

Ezel
1 Samuel 20:19

Zoheleth
1 Kings 1:9

Cast upon accursed ground
2 Kings 3:19; 2 Kings 3:25

Used:

Used:
Joshua 8:31

For weighing
Leviticus 19:36

For closing sepulchers
Matthew 27:60; Mark 15:46; Mark 16:3

Sepulchers hewn in
Matthew 27:60; Mark 15:46; Mark 16:3

Idols made of
Deuteronomy 4:28; Deuteronomy 28:36; Deuteronomy 28:64; Deuteronomy 29:17; 2 Kings 19:18; Isaiah 37:19; Ezekiel 20:32

Great, in Solomon's temple
1 Kings 5:17-18; 1 Kings 7:9-12

Magnificent, in Herod's
Mark 13:1

Skill in throwing:

General references
Judges 20:16; 1 Chronicles 12:2
Sling; Adamant; Chalcedony; Marble; Onyx; Pillar

Figurative:

General references
Genesis 49:24; Zech 3:9

Of temptation, stone of stumbling
Isaiah 8:14; Romans 9:33; 1 Peter 2:8

Of Christ, a tried stone, a precious stone, a sure foundation
Isaiah 28:16

Of Christ's rejection, the rejected corner stone
Psalms 118:22; Matthew 21:42-44; Mark 12:10; Luke 20:17-18; Acts 4:11; 1 Peter 2:4

The true foundation
Isaiah 28:16; Matthew 16:18; 1 Corinthians 3:11; Ephesians 2:20; Revelation 21:14

Of Christ, the water of life
1 Corinthians 10:4

Of the impenitent heart
Ezekiel 36:26

Of the witness of the Spirit, the white stone
Revelation 2:17

Symbolic of the kingdom of Christ
Daniel 2:34; Daniel 2:45

Precious:

In the breastplate and ephod
Exodus 28:9-21; Exodus 39:6-14

Voluntary offerings of, by the Israelites for the breastplate and ephod
Exodus 35:27

Exported from:

Sheba
1 Kings 10:2; 1 Kings 10:10; 2 Chronicles 9:9-10; Ezekiel 27:22


Ophir
1 Kings 10:11


Partial catalogue of
Ezekiel 28:13

Seen in the foundation of the New Jerusalem in John's apocalyptic vision
Revelation 21:19-20

In kings' crowns
2 Samuel 12:30; 1 Chronicles 20:2

Figurative
Isaiah 54:11-12
Agate; Amethyst; Beryl; Carbuncle; Chrysolyte; Chrysoprasus; Coral; Crystal; Diamond; Emerald; Jacinth; Jasper; Ligure; Ruby; Sapphire; Sardius; Sardonyx; Topaz


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Stones

Besides the ordinary uses to which stones were applied, we may mention that large stones were set up to commemorate any remarkable event. (Genesis 28:18; 35:14; 31:45; Joshua 4:9; 1 Samuel 7:12) Such stones were occasionally consecrated By anointing. (Genesis 28:18) Heaps of stones were piled up on various occasions, as in token of a treaty, (Genesis 31:47) or over the grave of some notorious offender. (Joshua 7:26; 8:29; 2 Samuel 18:17) The "white stone" noticed in (Revelation 2:17) has been variously regarded as referring to the pebble of acquittal used in the Greek courts; to the lot cast in elections in Greece to both these combined; to the stones in the high priest's breastplate; to the tickets presented to the victor at the public games; or, lastly, to the custom of writing on stones. The notice in (Zechariah 12:3) of the "burdensome stone" is referred by Jerome to the custom of lifting stones as an exercise of strength, comp. Ecclus. 6.21; but it may equally well be explained of a large corner-stone as a symbol of strength. (Isaiah 28:16) Stones are used metaphorically to denote hardness or insensibility, (1 Samuel 25:37; Ezekiel 11:19; 36:26) as well as firmness or strength. (Genesis 49:24) The members of the Church are called "living stones," as contributing to rear that living temple in which Christ, himself "a living stone," is the chief or head of the corner. (Ephesians 2:20-22; 1 Peter 2:4-8)


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Stones, Precious

Frequently referred to (1 Kings 10:2; 2 Chronicles 3:6; 9:10; Revelation 18:16; 21:19). There are about twenty different names of such stones in the Bible. They are figuratively introduced to denote value, beauty, durability (Song of Solomon 5:14; Isa 54:11, 12; Lamentations 4:7).


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Stones, Precious

Precious stones are frequently alluded to in Scriptures; they were known and very highly valued in the earliest times. The Tyrians traded in precious stones supplied by Syria. (Ezekiel 27:16) The merchants of Sheba and Raamah in south Arabia, and doubtless India and Ceylon supplied the markets of Tyre with various precious stones. The art of engraving on precious stones was known from the very earliest times. (Genesis 38:18) The twelve atones of the breastplate were engraved each one with the name of one of the tribes. (Exodus 28:17-21) It is an undecided question whether the diamond was known to the early nations of antiquity. The Authorized Version gives if as the rendering of the Heb. yahalom , but it is probable that the jasper is intended. Precious stones are used in Scripture in a figurative sense, to signify value, beauty durability, etc., in those objects with which they are compared. See (Solomon 5:14; Isaiah 54:11,12; Lamentations 4:7; Revelation 4:3; 21:10,21)


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Stones-cast

STONES-CAST, STONES-THROW, noun [stone and cast or throw.] The distance which a stone may be thrown by the hand.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Stones-mickle

STONES-MICKLE, noun A bird.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Stones-throw

STONES-CAST, STONES-THROW noun [stone and cast or throw.] The distance which a stone may be thrown by the hand.