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Headword: Χαλκολίβανον
Adler number: chi,52
Translated headword: Lebanese bronze, incense-bronze
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A kind of electrum, more costly than gold.[1]
Electrum is a kind of gold combined with glass and stone. The holy table of the Great Church was also made of such a combination.[2]
Greek Original:
Χαλκολίβανον: εἶδος ἠλέκτρου, τιμιώτερον χρυσοῦ. ἔστι δὲ τὸ ἤλεκτρον ἀλλότυπον χρυσίον, μεμιγμένον ὑέλῳ καὶ λιθείᾳ. ὁποίας ἐστὶ συνθέσεως καὶ ἡ ἁγία τράπεζα τῆς μεγάλης ἐκκλησίας.
Notes:
[1] The headword is best known for its appearance in Revelation 1.15 and 2.18 (describing what the Son of God's feet are like).
[2] Hagia Sophia in Constantinople. Quoted from eta 200.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; economics; geography; religion; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Carl Widstrand on 12 January 2000@18:33:01.
Vetted by:
Patrick T. Rourke (Cosmetics) on 11 January 2001@20:30:16.
David Whitehead (modified note; added keywords; cosmetics) on 16 June 2002@07:23:33.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 22 April 2010@06:51:12.
David Whitehead on 7 November 2013@06:46:30.
David Whitehead on 7 November 2013@06:46:48.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 30 November 2014@19:00:32.

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