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the Week of Proper 10 / Ordinary 15
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Morrish Bible Dictionary

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A colour often mentioned with blue and scarlet in connection with the tabernacle. Exodus 25:4 , etc. Among the spoils taken from the Midianites under Gideon was "purple raiment that was on the kings," and it is used as a symbol of royalty. Judges 8:26 . In derision the soldiers put a crown of thorns and a 'purple' robe on the Lord, as king of the Jews. Mark 15:17,20; John 19:2,5 . The rich man in Luke 16:19 was clothed in purple; and papal Rome is seen as a woman clothed in purple and scarlet, royalty and splendour. Revelation 17:4; Revelation 18:12,16 .

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Purple'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​mbd/​p/purple.html. 1897.
 
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