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white

a symbol of purity (2 Chr. 5:12; Ps. 51:7; Isa. 1:18; Rev. 3:18; 7:14)

Our Lord, at his transfiguration, appeared in raiment “white as the light” (Matt. 17:2, etc.).

“White” occurs as the translation of various Hebrew words.

White was an emblem of purity and innocence (Mark 16:5; John 20:12; Rev. 19:8, 14), of joy (Eccl. 9:8), and also of victory (Zech. 6:3; Rev. 6:2).

The hangings of the tabernacle court (Ex. 27:9; 38:9), the coats, mitres, bonnets, and breeches of the priests (Ex. 39:27-28), and the dress of the high priest on the day of Atonement (Lev. 16:4, 32), were white.

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