Originally Posted by TDWT
I wish somebody more knowledgeable also having mastery in Arabic deal with this but I normally avoid to go into deep in minute details of the description of hoor (women of jannah) since there remains a LOT OF PONDERING to be done on other verses of most Importance where ALLAH swt REALLY wants us to ponder.
Since I have dealt here a little let me try this just using this
They ought to differ
because they are speaking clear cut about different characteristics of the houris . Sura 37 :49 speaks about their being guarded ( the prestige)
inside and outside of an Egg. internally by layers externally by its parent . Anything more guarded enhances its importance and beauty as well and also shows the spouse of jannati will be protected and kept ONLY FOR HIM (the rightful owner)
Sura 55:49 speaks specifically about their beauty
, may be those times rubies & corals were well known for the beauty
Tafsir ibn abbas also infers about these two different descriptions .
Allah knows the best.