Ch. 14: Gem Birthstones

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Other groupings of precious stones in lists of twelve are those which assign one to each of the twelve tribes of Israel and to the twelve apostles. The list of the former is thus given by Alcott:
Tassin however gives a somewhat different list obtained from an old silver breastplate employed as an ornament for a manuscript copy of the Torah, or Pentateuch, used in an ancient synagogue and now in the U. S. National Museum. This is as follows:
The list of the gems of the twelve apostles is thus given by Emanuel:
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