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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Crimson

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Three Hebrew words are so translated.

1. karmil , a colour prepared from an insect which inhabits a species of oak: it is crimson or deep scarlet. 2 Chronicles 2:7,14 ; 2 Chronicles 3:14 .

2. shani , the word commonly translated 'scarlet.' Jeremiah 4:30 .

3. tola , name of a worm, thought to be a dye of a bluish tint. This word occurs in the memorable passage in Isaiah's prophecy, that though Israel's sins should be red like crimson, they should be as wool. Isaiah 1:18 . The same word is translated scarlet in Lamentations 4:5 .


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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Crimson '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/mbd/c/crimson.html. 1897.

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