Glass: Was known to the Egyptians at a very early period of their national
history, at least B.C. 1500 Various articles both useful and
ornamental were made of it, as bottles, vases, etc. A glass bottle
with the name of Sargon on it was found among the ruins of the
north-west palace of Nimroud. The Hebrew word zekukith
rendered in the Authorized Version "crystal," is rightly rendered in
the Revised Version "glass." This is the only allusion to glass found
in the Old Testament. It is referred to in the New Testament in
(Revelation 4:6; 15:2; 21:18,21) In
(Job 37:18) the word rendered
"looking-glass" is in the Revised Version properly rendered "mirror,"
formed, i.e., of some metal. (Comp.)
(Exodus 38:8) "looking-glasses"
are brazen mirrors, R.V.). A mirror is referred to also in