Revelation 4:3

And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a carnelian stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in appearance like unto an emerald.
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Bede

AD 735
jasper: The colour of the jasper signifies water, of the sard fire, and we know that judgement is represented by these two. For "as it was," He says, "in the days of Noah, so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be."

Bede

AD 735
rainbow: The rainbow, which is caused by the rays of the sun shining upon the clouds, and which was first produced after the deluge for a sign of propitiation, denotes that the Church is protected by the intercession of the saints whom the Lord enlightens, and these are well compared with an emerald, a stone of a deep green. For as they wait with a more perfect faith for an inheritance that fadeth not away, so do they by their prayer more powerfully protect the rest. <a ...

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
And he. Was to the sight like the jasper, or had the appearance of jaspers, as to the colours with which he appeared (Witham)

Tertullian of Carthage

AD 220
Gems) are not generally worn with a view to ostentation. Emeralds

Victorinus of Pettau

AD 303
Upon the throne he says that he saw the likeness of a jasper and a sardine stone. The jasper is of the colour of water, the sardine of fire. These two are thence manifested to be placed as judgments upon God's tribunal until the consummation of the world, of which judgments one is already completed in the deluge of water, and the other shall be completed by fire. ...

Victorinus of Pettau

AD 303
Moreover, the rainbow round about the throne has the same colours. The rainbow is called a bow from what the Lord spoke to Noah and to his sons, that they should not fear any further deluge in the generation of God, but fire. For thus He says: I will place my bow in the clouds, that you may now no longer fear water, but fire. ...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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