Send me now therefore a man skillful to work in gold, and in silver, and in bronze, and in iron, and in purple, and crimson, and blue, and that has skill to engrave with the skillful men that are with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom David my father did provide.
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George Leo Haydock
Purple. Hebrew argevan, (Haydock) a Chaldean word, of the same import as argue man, in Exodus.
Scarlet and blue were also species of purple. The finest sort was found between Tyre and Carmel. See Vitruvius vii. 13.