Given the comments on the last post, I thought it time to give almost-a-religion-major Craig a work out.
The origin of the word coral is traced to Greek korllion and Latin coralium probably both derived from the early Hebrew goral meaning “small pebble”. In the Torah goral occurs in reference to small stones used in casting lots (Num. 33:54; Jonah 1:7). The word also may have denoted “a portion or an inheritance (Josh. 15:1; Ps. 125:3; Isa. 17:4), and a destiny, as assigned by God (Ps. 16:5; Dan. 12:13).”
In English translations the specific word coral also occurs:
Ezekiel 27:16 (text from NIV, text varies per translation)
‘Aram did business with you because of your many products; they exchanged turquoise, purple fabric, embroidered work, fine linen, coral and rubies for your merchandise.
Job 28:18 (text from NIV, text varies per translation)
Coral and jasper are not worthy of mention; the price of wisdom is beyond rubies.
Lamentations 4:7 (text from New American Standard, but occurs in the Amplified Bible as well)
Her consecrated ones were purer than snow,They were whiter than milk;They were more ruddy in body than corals,Their polishing was like lapis lazuli.