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Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

Blue

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Exodus 25:4 (c) Blue threads were woven into the various parts of the tabernacle to remind Israel that though they were traveling on earth their destination was Heaven. The color "blue" is used throughout the Scripture to remind the people of their heavenly character. The blue yarns were woven in with the red yarns to remind Israel that they were forgiven and were made fit for Heaven by the shed blood of the sacrifice. Linen yarns also were woven with these to remind the people of GOD of GOD's righteousness given to them as a gift to make them acceptable to GOD. Purple yarns were to remind Israel that they were a part of the royal family of Heaven. The cherubims were to remind them that one day they would be associated with angels. See also Exodus 26:1; Exodus 39:3.

Exodus 26:31 (c) The colors in the veil were to remind Israel that they could not enter the holy place, nor have the full enjoyment of GOD's fellowship except by the graces and privileges represented by these.

Exodus 26:36 (c) The blue in these door curtains was to remind Israel that they could always enter into GOD's house and GOD's fellowship by means of that heavenly revelation and heavenly salvation provided through the blood of the lamb.

Exodus 28:31 (c) This color on Aaron was to remind him that he was always to be enveloped with a heavenly deportment. It would also remind him and Israel that he was a heavenly man living in heavenly places and occupied with heavenly business.

Numbers 15:38 (c) The sabbath breaker had just been stoned (see Numbers 15:35), so GOD told His people to put this ribbon of blue on the bottom of their garments to ever remind them that they were to obey the message from Heaven, and not live by their own ideas, and conclusions.

Esther 1:6 (c) The wicked king seeking to justify his sins had the blue woven in the curtains so as to connect his evil orgies with something of Heaven and Heaven's business. Most wicked practices have in some way a religious tinge to their ceremonies. The most wicked institution in the world, the apostate church, has a great religious program in order that they may cover up their evil doings by it.

Esther 8:15 (c) It is evident that Mordecai was GOD's man for that particular time. The blue would remind all who saw him that he was carrying out GOD's plan, and accomplishing GOD's purposes.

Ezekiel 23:6 (c) The Assyrians clothed themselves in garments of blue probably to imitate the priesthood of Israel and thus give a religious touch to their evils. Thus with a pretext of being a godly people, they would deceive Israel and gain their confidence. Wicked religions still follow this plan.

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Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Blue'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/wdt/b/blue.html. 1957.

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