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The Definition of the word Amber


(Ezek. 1:4, 27; 8:2. Heb., hashmal, rendered by the LXX. "elektron, and by the Vulgate electrum), a metal compounded of" "silver and gold. Some translate the word by "polished brass," "others "fine brass," as in Rev. 1:15; 2:18. It was probably the" "mixture now called electrum. The word has no connection," "however, with what is now called amber, which is a gummy" "substance, reckoned as belonging to the mineral kingdom though" "of vegetable origin, a fossil resin."

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