Easton's Bible Dictionary: M. G. Easton, M.A., D.D.
, Job 28:18;
, Mt. 7:6, 13:46; Rev. 21:21
). The pearl oyster is found in the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea. Its shell is the "mother of pearl," which is of great value for ornamental purposes (1 Tim. 2:9; Rev. 17:4
). Each shell contains eight or ten pearls of various sizes.
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