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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Purple

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A — 1: πορφύρα
(Strong's #4209 — Noun Feminine — porphura — por-foo'-rah )

originally denoted the "purple-fish," then, "purple dye" (extracted from certain shell fish): hence, "a purple garment," Mark 15:17,20 ; Luke 16:19 ; Revelation 18:12 .

B — 1: πορφυροῦς
(Strong's #4210 — Adjective — porphureos — por-foo-rooce' )

"purple, a reddish purple," is used of the robe put in mockery on Christ, John 19:2,5 ; in Revelation 17:4 (in the best texts; some have No. 1); 18:16, as a noun (with himation, "a garment," understood).


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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Purple'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ved/p/purple.html. 1940.

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