(Subscribers: I apologize for the flood of emails you are about to get concerning “Talking Colors”. These are some old posts that I had posted about four months ago that had taken down… I can’t remember the reason. I’m really sorry…)
I knew that if God was going to use colors in spiritual language, the Bible would have to answer for itself what those colors meant.
And so, the journey begins…
I tried taking the ColorQuiz. Although personally, I find this quiz quite accurate, it’s not as if the webmaster is going to simply give me the quiz’s code just for the asking… If I could even understand it.
So I had the Bible.
I had already tried to split the color spectrum into 6ths. Sixes were an easy number and seemed to be a number of significance in the Bible other than seven.
Seven is God, Six is man, five is a woman… (I don’t know about the woman part, I just heard it somewhere)…
When I looked in the Bible, I figured, “hey, twelve a number that can be used to divide the color spectrum!”
“Where am I getting this from?”, you ask.
The additive color spectrum is divisible by thirds, sixths, twelvths, so on and so forth. With three primary colors, I knew there are intermediate combinations (6) and tertiary colors (12 all together) available.
So I was looking for anything important enough in the Bible that would fall into 3rds,, 6ths, 12ths, and so on.
One other problem: I couldn’t read or understand Hebrew. Thankfully, I had a copy of the New International Version Bible with a Study Guide footnotes.
You can read the some of the passages that I read, (without study guide), here:
Notes: Laban means “White”; Jacob means “One who wrongfully holds the place of another”; Esau means “hairy” (nickname Edom means “red”)
When His inspiration came for , “Twelve Tribes” of Israel, I could run to my Bible.
This would be the ultimate test of how much the utility the Bible had. I knew I would find something in the Bible – but I was also also holding pretty firmly to those colors as well…
Did you know that the word “coincidence” does not exist in the Hebrew language? So I’ve heard…