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“And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:” Revelation 17:4
The actual colors worn and adorned by the Harlot:
The following article is quite convincing, and the quote taken from it demonstrates that even if all the evidence of the shellfish dyes were discounted, that the Prophet John could still have been referring to the color blue, not purple, in the Revelation! How much more profound seem his testimony and observations in light of the above information!
Speaking of the Prophet John; from-
If the prophet of 90 AD was shown the colors of the United States, why then would he say that he saw purple instead of blue, scarlet instead of red? Red and blue were legitimate fabric colors of his day. Aside from the obvious, Yahweh using alternate colors to remove the obvious implications of the United States (keeping it sealed until wisdom has revealed it); the truth of the matter is, He didn’t use alternate colors at all, but the TRUE colors of the United States. Though the American flag is said to be RED, WHITE & BLUE, the blue in the flag is not true-blue at all, but a new color called navy-blue, that was not known in the days of John. As you can see, navy-blue is closer to the purple of John’s day, than blue. Neither is the red of the American flag true-red, but it is scarlet-red. He described what he saw.
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