תּלעת תּולעת תּולעה תּולע
towla`; to-law' and (fem) towle`ah toAlayAaw' or towla`ath toAlah'Aath or tola`ath
Parts of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
TWOT Reference: 2516b
KJV Translation Count — 43x
Outline of Biblical Usage
1. worm, scarlet stuff, crimson
a. worm-the female 'coccus ilicis'
b. scarlet stuff, crimson, scarlet
1. the dye made from the dried body of the female of the worm "coccus ilicis"
2. worm, maggot
a. worm, grub
b. the worm "coccus ilicis"
When the female of the scarlet worm species was ready to give birth to her young, she would attach her body to the trunk of a tree, fixing herself so firmly and permanently that she would never leave again. The eggs deposited beneath her body were thus protected until the larvae were hatched and able to enter their own life cycle. As the mother died, the crimson fluid stained her body and the surrounding wood. From the dead bodies of such female scarlet worms, the commercial scarlet dyes of antiquity were extracted. What a picture this gives of Christ, dying on the tree, shedding his precious blood that he might "bring many sons unto glory" (Hebrews 2:10)! He died for us, that we might live through him! Psalm 22:6 describes such a worm and gives us this picture of Christ. (cf. Isaiah 1:18) (from page 73, "Biblical Basis for Modern Science", 1985, Baker Book House, by Henry Morris)
towla`, to-law'; and (feminine) towleoah, tolay-aw'; or towlath, to-lah'-ath; or tolaiath, tolah'-ath; from 3216; a maggot (as voracious); specifically (often with ellipsis of 8144) the crimson-grub, but used only (in this connection) of the color from it, and cloths dyed therewith: — crimson, scarlet, worm.
Concordance Results Using KJV
Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred H8438s, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them.
And blue, and purple, and H8438, and fine linen, and goats' hair,
Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and H8438: with cherubims of cunning work shalt thou make them.
And thou shalt make a vail of blue, and purple, and H8438, and fine twined linen of cunning work: with cherubims shall it be made:
And thou shalt make an hanging for the door of the tent, of blue, and purple, and H8438, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework.
And for the gate of the court shall be an hanging of twenty cubits, of blue, and purple, and H8438, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework: and their pillars shall be four, and their sockets four.
And they shall take gold, and blue, and purple, and H8438, and fine linen.
And they shall make the ephod of gold, of blue, and of purple, of H8438, and fine twined linen, with cunning work.
And the curious girdle of the ephod, which is upon it, shall be of the same, according to the work thereof; even of gold, of blue, and purple, and H8438, and fine twined linen.
And thou shalt make the breastplate of judgment with cunning work; after the work of the ephod thou shalt make it; of gold, of blue, and of purple, and of H8438, and of fine twined linen, shalt thou make it.