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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Crimson

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CRIMSON . The word tôlâ‘ , tr. [Note: translate or translation.] in Isaiah 1:18 ‘crimson’ and in Lamentations 4:5 scarlet ,’ is usually tr. [Note: translate or translation.] ‘ Worm ’ (wh. see), exactly as the Arab. [Note: Arabic.] dûdeh , the common word for ‘worm,’ is to-day also used in Palestine for the imported cochineal insect. The Palestine insect is the female Coccus ilicis of the same. Natural Order as the American C. cacti ; it feeds on the holm-oak.

E. W. G. Masterman.


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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Crimson'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hdb/c/crimson.html. 1909.

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