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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 4801 black
4801 black

4801 black

A dark colour often associated with impending judgment or with evil.

Black as descriptive of colour

Mt 5:36 See also Ex 10:15 the plague of locusts; Lev 11:13-14 pp Dt 14:12-13 unclean food; Lev 13:31; Dt 4:11; 1Ki 18:45; Job 28:3; Job 30:28,30; SS 5:11; La 4:7-8 Black horses: Zec 6:2,6; Rev 6:5
Rev 6:12

Black as the opposite of light

Job 3:5 Job cursing the day of his birth. See also Isa 5:30; Isa 45:7; Am 5:8

Black in the setting of impending judgment

Joel 2:2 See also Am 8:9; Zep 1:15

Black as a symbol of evil

Job 34:22 See also Jn 3:19; 2Pe 2:17; Jude 13

See also

4807colours
4809darkness
4846shadow
4859white
4957night
6020sin
6169godlessness
8734evil
9105last things
9210judgment, God’s

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