Green chalcedony. Jasper commonly translates two Hebrew and one Greek term. The first term is used for the sixth stone in the headdress of the king of Tyre (Ezekiel 28:13). The second term is used for a stone in the high priest's breastplate (Exodus 28:20;
Exodus 39:13). This second term is rendered onyx at
Ezekiel 28:13. The third term describes the face of the One seated on the throne (Revelation 4:3) and the glory of the new Jerusalem (Revelation 21:11,Revelation 21:18-19). The NIV used jasper to translate an obscure Hebrew term at
Job 28:18. Other translation options include: alabaster (REB), crystal (NAS, NRSV, TEV), and pearls (KJV). See Minerals and Metals.
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'JASPER'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".