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leshem Hebrew, the first in the third row of jewels on the high priest's breast-plate (Exodus 28:19). Septuagint and Vulgate translated ligure, and as Theophrastus (de Lap. 29) and Pliny (H. N. 37:11) say amber came from Liguria, probably Septuagint and Vulgate understand by "ligure" amber. But Theophrastus distinguishes the lyncurium of Liguria from electron, "amber." Amber is too soft for engraving; but lyncurium was hard, and at the same time attracted light particles of wood, iron and brass. The red variety of tourmaline, the rubellite, which is electrically polar when heated, maybe meant. The jacinth also is electric.

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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'ligure' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

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