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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Purple (11/05/09)

TITLE: Born To The Purple
By Mark Bell
11/11/09


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Purple. A word without a true rhyme, though it and others have obscure ones. Still, it stands alone, with few equals. Tyrian purple is made from molluscs. Purple cloth, whether in China, Europe, or the Middle East was expensive, therefore a status symbol. It has clothed kings. The Purple clothed all the Caesars. In Byzantium, the mere word was born of aristocracy, as opposed to someone who took the throne by force. In Elizabethan England, laws decreed who could wear purple, and how much. At the time, it was used to designate both wealth and social status. It marks the soldiers of the the huge, immobile Terracotta Army in Xian, China. In the United States, as a form of honor, it designates those who have been wounded in battle.

Nearly everywhere in the Old World, purple denoted the Divine. The French school system uses it to designate those in Divinity studies. Biblically, Purple is associated with royalty, and wealth. By extension, then, it also represents corruption. But, it is also associated with the awesomeness of God. The Veil was made of Blue and Purple. Blue represents heaven, the abode of God. Purple represent authority, which ultimately all rests with God. It was the veil that separated man from the holiest things of God until Jesus tore the veil away, having paid the price for sin.

The Byzantine rulers were "born to the Purple" according to man, a perversion of the reality of new birth in Christ. Those who believe, however, are truly born to the Purple. They are the kings and priests who will forever rule and reign with the King of kings and Lord of lords.


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Laury Hubrich 11/15/09
Thank you for educating us on the color purple:)
Jeanne E Webster 11/17/09


Now I know why I've always loved the color purple! Very interesting data you have shared with us. Spread it out and you'll have an excellent story!