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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 4808 crimson
4808 crimson

4808 crimson

A deep red colour used interchangeably with scarlet and sometimes with purple. It has associations with blood and richness.

The richness of crimson used for ornamentation

Ex 25:3-4; Ex 28:6 It was used extensively in the construction of the tabernacle; 2Ch 2:7 See also 2Ch 2:14; 2Ch 3:14

Crimson associated with splendour and prosperity

2Sa 1:24; Rev 18:16 See also Pr 31:21; Jer 4:30; Na 2:3; Mt 27:28 pp Mk 15:17; Rev 18:12

Crimson associated with blood and sin

Isa 1:18 See also Lev 14:3-6,49-53; Nu 19:6; Isa 63:1-3; Heb 9:19; Rev 17:3-4

Everyday use of the colour crimson

Ge 38:28; Jos 2:17-18; SS 4:3

See also

4807colours
5258cloth
7459tabernacle, in OT

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