Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which thou spreadest forth to be thy sail; blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was that which covered thee.

Blue and purple

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1 Kings 10:28
And the exportation of horses that Solomon had was from Egypt: a caravan of the king's merchants fetched a drove of horses, at a price.
Proverbs 7:16
I have decked my bed with tapestry coverlets of variegated linen from Egypt;
Isaiah 19:9
And they that work in fine flax, and they that weave white stuffs shall be ashamed.

Blue and purple

Exodus 25:4
and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and byssus, and goats' hair,
Jeremiah 10:9
Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the artizan and of the hands of the founder; blue and purple is their clothing: they are all the work of skilful men.


Genesis 10:4
And the sons of Javan: Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
1 Chronicles 1:7
And the sons of Javan: Elishah and Tarshish, Kittim and Rodanim.

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Genesis 10:2
The sons of Japheth: Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.