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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Color
Color. The OT and NT have no exact word for “color,” although the word appears several times in our English Bibles. The words translated “color” have quite different meanings in the original languages.The word most frequently translated “color” in the kjv literally means “eye” and suggests “appearance” (Lv
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Color
COLOR The OT and NT have no exact word for “color,” although the word appears several times in our English Bibles. The words translated “color” have quite different meanings in the original languages.The word most frequently translated “colour” in the kjv literally means “eye” and suggests “appearance” (Lv
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Colours
COLOURS1. “Under colour” in Acts 27:30 (KJV) means simply “on the pretense of” (NASB).2. The abstract word of color does not actually occur in the OT or NT. In each case where the translators have so employed our English word, the word in the original has a different basic meaning.In most OT occurrences
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Colours
COLOURS. Colour-adjectives appear but sparsely in OT and NT alike, for a variety of reasons. The first reason is specific: the Bible, being the account of God’s dealings with a nation, and not the subjective record of a nation’s aesthetic experience, is sparing in descriptive writing of the kind that
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Color
ColorThough the abstract term “color” is not found in the OT and not used in the NT, both parts of the Christian Bible describe various colors. Athalya Brenner identifies five basic colors mentioned in the OT: (1) red (Heb. ʾāḏōm); (2) white (lāḇān); (3) black (šāḥōr); (4) green (yārôq); and
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Color
Color. †The Israelites, unlike their neighbors, apparently were familiar only with a general distinction between colors—esp. between light and dark—and often lacked the words for nuances of color. In fact, they hardly used the word “color” (Heb. ˓ayin, lit. “eye”). Descriptions of color in the
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Colors
Colors. The terms relative to color, occurring in the Bible, may be arranged in two classes, the first including those applied to the description of natural objects, the second those artificial mixtures which were employed in dyeing or painting. The purple and the blue were derived from a small shellfish
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Colors
COLORS. The color sense, i.e., the distinction of color impressions in sensation, perception, and nomenclature, follows the same law as all human development—the law of progress from coarse to fine. The Jews had not reached such an advanced state of art that we should expect a wide acquaintance with
Brown
BROWN (Heb. ḥûm, lit., “scorched”). The term applied in the KJV to the dark-colored sheep removed from Jacob’s flocks by Laban (Gen. 30:32–40). The NASB renders “black,” and the NIV “dark-colored.” See Colors.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Colour
ColourThe subject of colours holds an important place in the Scriptures.White occurs as the translation of various Hebrew words. It is applied to milk (Gen. 49:12), manna (Ex. 16:31), snow (Isa. 1:18), horses (Zech. 1:8), raiment (Eccl. 9:8). Another Hebrew word so rendered is applied to marble (Esther
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Colors of the Bible
COLORS OF THE BIBLE — Color as an abstract idea or concept is spoken of rarely in the Bible. The most common word translated as “color” actually means “eye,” “appearance,” or “aspect” (Lev. 13:55). It expresses color in terms of comparison with some other material. The word describing gems as “colorful” (Is.
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Colors
ColorsThe ancient Hebrews experienced color primarily through nature; colors suggested to them elements of the physical world. Blue was the color of the sky, green the color of grass and plants, red the color of blood, white the color of wool and snow. These natural associations remain to some extent