Another interesting confirmation of Scripture is identified by D. H. A. Woodward in his book “Gems from the City”. Mr Woodward has done a scientific study of the 28 precious and semiprecious stones known on Planet Earth
These are precious stones with hardness measuring over seven on the Mohs' Scale (Gems from the
City, The Emerald Charitable Foundation, PO Box 414, Quinton, Birmingham, B17 8LQ, England.
Vs.18: “The construction of its wall was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass.
vs.19: The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious stones: the
first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth
vs. 20: the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth
topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.”
The 12 stones mentioned in Revelation 21:18-20 are the following:
Mr Woodward examined particles of all 28 stones found on Planet Earth under a microscope using
plane polarised light. He found that the 12 precious stones that are the foundation stones of Heaven
have a very special property i.e. when illuminated with plane polarized light these 12 precious stones,
and only these 12 stones, refract the light, giving off rainbow colours.
He found that ONLY 12 of the 28 stones found on Planet Earth refracted plane polarised light,
producing rainbow colours as described in Scripture. These are the 12 listed by John in Revelation
The other 12 of the 28 stones found on Planet Earth do not refract plane polarised light. These stones
include Diamond, which is not mentioned in Revelation 21. These stones appear dull
D. H. A. Woodward has calculated that, on a purely mathematical basis. The chances of John
picking the correct 12 gemstones, out of 28 gemstones are 1 in 30 million.
This again proves the supernatural origin of the Bible
God bless you, Richard 🙂 xxx
Dr Richard Kent