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Crimson
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Crimson
Crimson (תּוֹלַעַת שָׁנִי‎, tola'ath shaniy). A red dye, also translated “scarlet” (Gen 38:28; Exod 28:6, 8, 15). Crimson dye was extracted from various insects and notably used for garments and tabernacle fixtures (Josh 2:18; 2 Sam 1:24; Nah 2:3; Matt 27:28). Metaphorically, it is connected to sin (Isa
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Scarlet
scarlet, a bright red color associated with a dye extracted from an insect, the Caccus ilicis, and used for treating fabric and leather. The Hebrew for scarlet was shani or tola‘at, used separately or in combination; the latter’s basic meaning is “worm,” referring to the insect producing the color. In
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Scarlet, Crimson
Scarlet, CrimsonDyes obtained from the shield louse (Kermococcus vermilio), which is found on the kermes oak. Harvesters collect the female insect and spray it with an acid solution to kill it. The insects are dried, then dissolved in water to produce a colorfast red dye. Lat. kermes, from which English
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Scarlet, Crimson
Scarlet, Crimson (Heb. karmîl, tôlā˓, šānî, tôla˓aṯ šenî tôla˓aṯ, meṯullā˓îm; Gk. kókkinos). A red pigment made from the dried bodies of female scale insects (genus Kermes) found on oak trees; fabrics dyed with this pigment (Gen. 38:28; Josh. 2:18; 2 Chr. 2:7 [MT 6]; Cant. 4:3; Nah.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Scarlet
SCARLET. A brilliant crimson, the coloring substance for which was obtained from an insect (Coccus ilicis) called qirmiz in Arab., whence the English word crimson. The color-producing insect is found on the holm oak. The female alone produces the coloring matter, feeding on the leaves of the tree and
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Scarlet
ScarletThis dye was obtained by the Egyptians from the shell-fish Carthamus tinctorius; and by the Hebrews from the Coccus ilicis, an insect which infests oak trees, called kermes by the Arabians.This colour was early known (Gen. 38:28). It was one of the colours of the ephod (Ex. 28:6), the girdle
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Scarlet
Scarletscarlet, bright red color extracted from an insect, the Caccus ilicis, and used for dyeing fabric and leather. The Hebrew for scarlet was senî or tola‘ath, used separately or in combination; the latter’s basic meaning is ‘worm,’ referring to the insect producing the color. In Isa. 1:11 the
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SCARLET (WORM)
SCARLET (WORM)([תּוֹלַעַת שָׁנִי‎, tolàath shani] (Exodus 25:4, etc.)): Cermes vermilio, a scale insect from which a red dye is obtained.See COLOR; DYEING; WORM.
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Scarlet
Scarlet. Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow (Isa. 1:18). The allusion is to the scarlet fillet tied round the head of the scapegoat. Though your sins be as scarlet as the fillet on the head of the goat to which the high priest has transferred the sins of the whole nation,
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Crimson
Crimʹson, a well-known and admired shade of red (2 Chron. 2:7), thus called from kermes, the Arabian name of the insect that produces the dye. Some shades of crimson and scarlet are such fast colors that they cannot, by any processes known to modern chemistry, be washed out. Hence the propriety and beauty
Scarlet
Scarʹlet, a brilliant insect-dye, valued, like the purple and crimson, for rich apparel (Ex. 28:15) and for tapestry (Ex. 25:4). It was an emblem of honor and prosperity (Prov. 31:21), and also of luxury and licentiousness (Rev. 17:3, 4). Sometimes the scarlet and purple are confounded (Dan. 5:7, 29;
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Dye