The Sapphire, between ancient persian legends and the Bible history
In the visions of the glory of God, Ezekiel saw twice “the likeness of a throne” that was “similar to the stone Sapphire”.
Welcome between antiquity and mystery, today we will talk about a stone from the Arabian Nights: the Sapphire belongs to the family of corundum and comes in a wide variety of colors: pink, orange, green, yellow, purple and black, but the intense blue is the most valuable.
In the Bible, the lovely color of sapphires was used figuratively to describe the visions of the glory of God, “under the feet of Jehovah (God) there was what looked like a work of sapphire slabs and purity as the heavens themselves “. Also for its color, the Sapphire was connected to the concept of infinity of the universe. The ancient people of the Persians liked to call the Sapphire” lazvard “, literally” that has the color of clear sky “they believed that the fact earth was leaning on a huge Sapphire, whose reflection gave the color blue to the sky, so as to call the stone also the “eye of the sky“.