Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Significance of Redness and Revelation 6:4

Is the color red inherently connected with sin, anger or prostitution? Revelation 6:4 mentions a HIPPOS PURROS that admittedly is associated with death, warfare and destruction in John's apocalypse, but the fiery-red horse of Zech. 1:8; 6:2 evidently is not. The color "red" also seems to have been viewed from somewhat of a dualistic perspective in ancient Egypt. It was associated with life and death, peril and quickening, preservation and destruction. What red signifies metaphorically or symbolically will greatly depend on the speech context in which it appears.


Duncan said...


Edgar Foster said...

Thanks, Duncan.

Please also see http://carlos.emory.edu/PDF/Classroom%20TUTorial_Colors.pdf

"Red was linked with regeneration as well as with dangerous forces
that threatened order (maat)."

This research looks interesting too: https://digitalcommons.providence.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1035&context=art_journal