He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.(Job 28:3) KJV
A stone: אֶ֖בֶן – eben
- a stone, generally; the common stone of the field; a stone which may be thrown with the hand; hail stones; shining stones; obdurate heart.
- precious stone, gem.
- rock, Ge. 49:24
- weight, diverse weights; weights of (i.e. carried in) the bag.
- plummet, Is. 34:11 stones of desolations; i.e. minutely measured off for desolation.
- pr. names; a stone not far from Jerusalem 1 Ki. 1:9, a stone set up by Samuel.
Davidson Analytical Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon page IV-V
[for ore] A stone: אֶ֖בֶן – eben
Generally; the common stone of the field; a stone which may be thrown with the hand.