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Purple

People's Dictionary of the Bible

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Purple. Exodus 25:4. The purple dye so famous among the orientals of ancient days was produced from a species of shellfish peculiar to the Mediterranean Sea. As each fish yielded but a few drops of coloring matter, the choicest purple bore a very high price. Purple robes were worn by the kings and first magistrates of ancient nations. Esther 8:15. Comp. Luke 16:19.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Purple'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​rpd/​p/purple.html. 1893.
 
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