5306. nophek
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nophek: (a precious stone) perhaps emerald
Original Word: נֹ֫פֶך
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: nophek
Phonetic Spelling: (no'-fek)
Short Definition: turquoise

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of uncertain derivation
(a precious stone) perhaps emerald
NASB Translation
emeralds (1), turquoise (3).

נֹ֫פֶךְ noun [masculine] a precious stone which Tyre gained by trade Ezekiel 27:16 (where ׳נ doubted by Berthol, queried by Toy: Hpt), compare Ezekiel 28:13 (symbolic of wealth and honour of king of Tyre); in high priest's breastplate Exodus 28:18; Exodus 39:11. Perhaps = ruby or carbuncle ᵐ5 Joseph. ἄνθραξ, ᵑ9 carbunculus, compare DiEx KauEx SgfrEzek Co Berthol; ᵑ7 AV emerald.


From an unused root meaning to glisten; shining; a gem, probably the garnet -- emerald.

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