Can some one tell me what the Biblical meaning of the color purple means; as in ; He wore a purple robe??? Tks
Acts 16:14Tyrian purple (Ancient Greek: πορφύρα porphúra; Latin: purpura), also known as Phoenician red, Phoenician purple, royal purple, imperial purple, or imperial dye, is a reddish-purplenatural dye; the name Tyrian refers to Tyre, Lebanon. It is a secretion produced by several species of predatory sea snails in the family Muricidae, rock snails originally known by the name 'Murex'. In ancient times, extracting this dye involved tens of thousands of snails and substantial labor, and as a result, the dye was highly valued. The main chemical is '6,6′-dibromoindigo.
Thank you brother, that is one of the verses I was trying to remember. I remember reading a story in a Bible commentary about the dye being made by using shellfish. I also remember it being mentioned in the Bible, I just couldn’t recall where. Thanks!Acts 16:14
One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul's message.