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Reference: Rubies


peniyim, peninim (Job 28:18; Pr 3:15; 8:11; 31:10; La 4:7), "more ruddy than rubies," but Bochart "pearls." Gesenius (from the Arabic "a branch" and the Hebrew paanan "to divide into branches" or else "to turn" from the globular form), "corals."

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reninim. To what precious stone this word refers is not definitely known. It is mentioned as a symbol of preciousness: as "the price of wisdom is above rubies"; the value of a virtuous woman is far above rubies. Job 28:18; Pr 3:15; 8:11; 20:15; 31:10. In La 4:7, where the Nazarites are said to be "more ruddy in body than rubies," some translate 'corals,' though the Hebrew is the same. Bochart judges 'pearls' to be intended.

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Concerning the meaning of the Hebrew words translated "rubies" there is much difference of opinion.

Job 28:18

see also Prov 3:15; 8:11; 31:10 Some suppose "coral" to be in tended; others "pearl," supposing that the original word signifies merely "bright in color," or "color of a reddish tinge." (The real ruby is a red sapphire, next in value to the diamond. The finest rubies are brought chiefly from Ceylon and Burmah.)

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