Hebrew; chasmal. Ezekiel 1:4; Ezekiel 1:27; Ezekiel 8:2. Not our amber, a bituminous substance or fossil resin, but a metal. Smooth polished brass (Gesenius). Compare Ezekiel 1:7, brass in a glow or white heat; Ezra 8:27 margin; Revelation 1:15, "His feet like unto glowing brass" (chalcolibanus; from libben, "whiten;" brass in a white heat), "as if made red hot in a furnace.". Else a composed of gold and silver, symbolizing the dazzling brightness of God's glory. From Hebrew mal (or else melala, "gold") nechash, "smooth brass."