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Dye
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Dye
Dye A substance used to change the color of a fabric. Dyeing is the process of changing the color of a fabric by soaking it in a solution infused with a dye.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Dye, Dyer, Dyeing
Dye, Dyer, Dyeing. Method of coloring textiles practiced in the Near East with natural materials even before the time of the patriarch Abraham. The Bible mentions four colors of dyes: purple, blue (actually a shade of violet), crimson, and scarlet. The purple and blue dyes were extracted from small murex
Cloth, Cloth Manufacturing
Cloth, Cloth Manufacturing. Since antiquity cloth has been made from such natural fibers as flax, wool, cotton, silk, and hair. Linen (spun from flax), wool, and sackcloth (woven from goat’s or camel’s hair) are the fabrics most frequently mentioned in Scripture. The Bible also refers to silk and cotton.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dye
Dye The Israelites were already familiar with the use of dyes at the time of the Exodus. The tabernacle was hung with curtains worked in blue, purple, and scarlet thread that the women themselves had spun (Ex. 35:25) and possibly dyed. During the period of the judges, dyed fabric (Heb. ṣeḇa‘) was
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Dye, Dyeing, Dyer
DYE, DYEING, DYER Method of coloring textiles practiced in the Near East with natural materials even before the time of the patriarch Abraham. The Bible mentions four colors of dyes: purple, blue (actually a shade of violet), crimson, and scarlet. The purple and blue dyes were extracted from small murex
Cloth and Cloth Manufacturing
CLOTH AND CLOTH MANUFACTURING* Since antiquity, cloth has been made from such natural fibers as flax, wool, cotton, silk, and hair. Linen (spun from flax), wool, and sackcloth (woven from goat’s or camel’s hair) are the fabrics most frequently mentioned in Scripture. The Bible also refers to silk and
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Dyeing
dyeing, the practice of coloring cloth by adding pigment through hot or cold treatment. Dyeing is discussed only by implication in the Bible. Three references occur in one verse related to the defeat of Sisera: the mother of the dead Canaanite king imagines him bringing her the spoils of the victor,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Dye, Dyeing
Dye, DyeingLinen in its natural state is white or beige, while wool is either white, brown, or black. In order to produce fabrics in colors other than these, the fibers must be dyed. There is an abundance of evidence that dyed fabrics were in use during the biblical period. A scrap of red woolen fabric,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dysentery
Dye. *Although the process of dying materials is not described in the Bible, the Israelites had access to dyed cloth as early as the time of the wilderness tabernacle (Exod. 35:6, 23–26). Dyed goods were prized as the spoil of battle (Judg. 5:30). While there is no indication that the Israelites could
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Dyes And Dyeing
DYES AND DYEING Most of the earliest dyes were natural products, mainly obtained from colored earth or from certain plants and animals. It seems linen and wool were dyed in quite early times.The curtains of the tabernacle were dyed blue, among other colors. Blue, or rather purple, was extracted from
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Dye
DYE, DYEING The process of coloring or staining material. The art of dyeing was a common one in the ancient world, including Palestine, as evidenced by the archaeological remains found of a local dyeing industry at Gezer, Tell en-Nasbeh, Beth-zur, and especially Tell Beit Mirsim. It is known that both
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Dye
DyeThe art of dyeing is one of great antiquity, although no special mention is made of it in the Old Testament. The Hebrews probably learned it from the Egyptians (see Ex. 26:1; 28:5–8), who brought it to great perfection. In New Testament times Thyatira was famed for its dyers (Acts 16:14). (See COLOUR.)
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Dyeing
Dyeingdyeing, the practice of coloring cloth by adding pigment through hot or cold treatment. Dyeing is discussed only by implication in the Bible. Three references occur in one verse of the poetic version of the defeat of Sisera. In an ironic hypothetical chant of the mother of the dead Canaanite