His work with purple fabric brought him prosperity and wealth. The big part is that Lydia used her income and home to promote the gospel of Jesus! She embodies a saying 31 women! According to the Bible, after hearing the apostle Paul preach the gospel, Lydia and her entire family became Christians. Their Filipino home, enriched by purple, quickly became a meeting place for other believers (verse 40) and the center of gospel propagation in the city. The cost of the dye needed to make the color purple was extremely expensive and time-consuming, and therefore purple was reserved only for the rich or kings, as shown by the “purple garments worn by the kings of Midian” (Judges 8:26), so purple was almost always the color of a dignitary. of a rich person and especially of a king. The Romans must have known this too, which is why they mocked Jesus with a purple robe when they led Him to the crucifixion (Mark 15:20), but the Jews must have also seen the irony, but the Romans probably did not know that Israel had been commanded to “make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twisted linen and blue threads, purple and scarlet; you shall make them with cherubim cleverly incorporated into them” (Ex 26:1), and they “shall make an umbrella for the entrance of the tent, of blue and crimson and scarlet threads and of fine twisted linen, embroidered with crafts” (Ex 26:26). Purple was so prevalent in the temple because God wanted Israel to realize that the greatest kingship of all is God Himself. The temple displayed purple in several places to remind them that God is the sovereign king over the entire universe. Although it has a long history of association with kings and rulers, purple is rare in modern national flags. Only one country, Dominica, uses it in its flag. Purple is mainly found in the Book of Exodus. This is because purple threads and cloth were widely used on the tabernacle.

It conveyed God`s kingship, wealth, power, and more. To make this purple dye, they used sea snails called murex mollusks. It was a long and tedious process, but I`ll come back to that later. For example, for many people, the color black will almost always symbolize darkness, evil and fear. Whether you`re reading a book by Toni Morrison or a book by Dr. Seuss, black is often a symbol of this, and the same goes for the Bible. So what is Lila often known for? I`m sure you`re all wondering something. What does this mean and why is it important? In a way, it doesn`t matter too much. One can still grasp the ultimate meaning of the Bible without knowing anything about the color purple. In other ways, however, it allows you to better appreciate the biblical text and can help you look at certain stories from the Bible. For example, if the color purple appears, you may be more inclined to try to understand what it means in that specific context of the passage.

For example, you might read the story of Jesus mocked and realize the magnitude of it after noticing that they put him in a purple robe (the ultimate mockery of his royalty). While we have gone through the colors of the Bible, we have now landed on the color purple! If you take the primary colors red and blue, you get the wonderful purple color. This means that it is a secondary color. In nature, this color is quite rare, we usually see it in plants and a small number of animals such as shells, snails, birds and more. אַרְגָּמָןʼ argâmân, ar-gaw-mawn`; of foreign origin; purple (the colored color or substance):—lila.אַרְגְּוָןʼ argevân, arg-ev-awn`; a variant for H713; purple:—purple. Since we know that colors can be symbolic and purple is often a symbol of kings, kingdoms, or status, what can it mean in the biblical text? In Mark 15:16, Roman soldiers put on Jesus in purple before defeating and crucifying him. In this sense, they mocked his alleged royalty. While they clearly did this as a mockery (since he was considered the king of the Jews), it`s also a bit ironic since Jesus was actually royal. PUR`PLE, n. A purple color or dress; Therefore, imperial government in the Roman Empire as purple garment was the distinguishing feature of emperors.

Phrases containing the name of the color sometimes referred to those of a royal lineage. Constantine VII, Emperor of the Byzantine Empire (born 905; † 959 AD), was given the title of Porphyrogenitus, meaning “born of purple space”. People often wonder if colors mean anything in the Bible. The answer is simple: you can, but you don`t have to. There are times when a color can have great meaning, but there are also times when color is just another detail in a narrative – such as describing the color of grass, sky, etc. In many ways, the Bible can be read like any other literary text (yes, Christians believe it`s more than just a literary text, but that doesn`t make it any less than that). So what about the color purple? Does it have a symbolic meaning in Scripture? Let`s take a look. PUR`PLES,n. plu. bright red spots on the body; livid rashes that occur with certain malignant diseases; purple fever.

Purple is mentioned fifty-three times in Scripture and must therefore obviously play a prominent role in the Bible. For example, the “woman was dressed in purple and scarlet and adorned with gold, jewels, and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her sexual immorality” (Revelation 17:4) and the city of abominations showed purple throughout the city (Revelation 18:12-16), so purple does not necessarily mean justice or royalty. but we know that purple is also associated with the rich, as in the story of Lazarus and the rich man, where it is mentioned that he was “clothed in purple and fine linen, and feasted sumptuously every day” (Luke 16:19) compared to poor Lazarus, who was in rags. Even in ancient Jewish times, the kings of the world wore purple, including “Assyrians, purple-clad warriors, governors and commanders, all desirable young men, horsemen on horseback” (Ezekiel 23:6b). In addition to Jesus being dressed in a color (purple) that denotes kings, other verses promote the fact that purple is considered in the Bible as a symbol of kingship. For example, Proverbs 31:22 says of the virtuous woman: “She makes tapestries for herself; Her clothes are made of fine linen and purple. In other words, she has a good quality that she does, all because she works hard and is very skilled at what she does. Interestingly, there was another woman who did something similar, but this time in the New Testament. Acts 16:14 says, “He who heard us was a woman named Lydia from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods who worshipped God. The Lord opened his heart to listen to what Paul said. So there was another indication in the Bible that the color purple was a very, very expensive and rich color. Purple is a mixture of blue and red.

Blue is sometimes associated with God`s law or commandments and red is associated with war, blood, and judgment, but the color purple has almost always been associated with royalty. Purple is very important in the accessories of the ancient temples of Israel, including the curtain of the tabernacle, the veil of the tabernacle, the ephod of the high priest, the belt worn by the high priest, the breastplate of the high priest and even the hem of the priest`s robe.