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The Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon

 Strong's Number:  8438(lwt
Original WordWord Origin
 (lwt from (03216)
Transliterated WordPhonetic Spelling
 Towla` to-law'
Parts of SpeechTWOT
 Noun Masculine 2516b
 Definition
 
  1. worm, scarlet stuff, crimson
    1. worm - the female 'coccus ilicis'
    2. scarlet stuff, crimson, scarlet
      1. the dye made from the dried body of the female of the worm "coccus ilicis"
  2. worm, maggot
    1. worm, grub
    2. the worm "coccus ilicis" ++++ When the female of the scarlet worm species was ready to give birth to her young, she would attach her body to the trunk of a tree, fixing herself so firmly and permanently that she would never leave again. The eggs deposited beneath her body were thus protected until the larvae were hatched and able to enter their own life cycle. As the mother died, the crimson fluid stained her body and the surrounding wood. From the dead bodies of such female scarlet worms, the commercial scarlet dyes of antiquity were extracted. What a picture this gives of Christ, dying on the tree, shedding His precious blood that He might "bring many sons unto glory" (Heb. 2:
  3. (from page 73, "Biblical Basis for Modern Science", 1985, Baker Book House, by Henry Morris)
 Translated Words
 KJV (43) - crimson, 1; scarlet, 34; worm, 8;

NAS (3) - crimson, 1; purple, 1; worms, 1;

 Verse Count
KJVNAS
 
Exodus27
Leviticus5
Numbers2
Deuteronomy1
Job1
Psalm1
Isaiah4
Lamentations1
Jonah1
 
Exodus1
Isaiah1
Lamentations1
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Abbreviations Legend:
TWOT - Theological Word Book of the Old Testament

Copyright Statement
The Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon is Brown, Driver, Briggs, Gesenius Lexicon; this is keyed to the "Theological Word Book of the Old Testament." These files are considered public domain.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible with Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries. Copyright © 1981, 1998 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved. http://www.lockman.org/.

Bibliography Information
Brown, Driver, Briggs and Gesenius. "Hebrew Lexicon entry for Towla`". "The Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon".
<http://classic.studylight.org/lex/heb/view.cgi?number=8438>.  

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