What Color is Tekayleth Written in Numbers 15:38-40? Blue or Violet or Neither? – Extensive Review Numbers 15:37-41 (Part 3 of 4)

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Extensive Review Numbers 15:37-41 Part 3 of 4 What Color is Tekayleth Written in Numbers 15:38-40?  Blue or Violet or Neither?



Numbers.15:[37] And YHWH spake unto Moses, saying, [38] Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes (Tzitzits)the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of tekayleth (snail dye): [9] And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of YHWH, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring: [40] That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your Elohim.


In Numbers 15:38, the Hebrew word “Tekayleth” was translated in the KJV to mean blue, however, the “Tekayleth” means violet in Hebrew, not blue.

Brown-Driver-Briggs’ Definition

1) violet, violet stuff

1a) violet thread

1b) violet stuff or fabric

2) (TWOT) blue (covering spectrum from brilliant red through deep purple)

 Strong’s Hebrew Lexicon

8504 tkeleth tek-ay’-leth probably for 7827; the cerulean mussel, i.e. the color (violet) obtained therefrom or stuff dyed therewith:–blue.


The source and origin of tekayleth is from a Snail. The prized color was not blue, but a violet color know today as Tyrian Purple.  This was the source of the Tekayleth dye.

History of Tyrian Purple 


The Most Expensive Glorious dye in the ancient world and even know. As gold has kept its value over time, Tyrian Purple from the snail is also very valuable or even more so.

“Thousands of tiny snails were sacrificed to make the royal purple of ancient times. Owning a cloth handwoven and colored with this natural dye was a symbol of high status—the power and wealth of royalty and the church.”


 “Tyrian purple cloth, so expensive due to the labor-intensive dye process, was reserved for royalty – kings, emperors and the upper classes of society.”



Tyrian Purple was the most expensive dye in the ancient world and even still is today.  Only Kings & the Filthy rich could afford to dye their garments this color.  It was so expensive most could only afford to dye the trim of their garments Tyrian purple.  In some cases it was more expensive than gold!  It only makes sense that Yahweh would command the children of Israel to dye the trim of their garments Tyrian purple.  Israelites were royalty.  A nation of Kings, Priests, & Prophets.



According to …http://www.webexhibits.org/pigments/intro/blues3.html

“Choosing the color of one’s garments in Middle Ages before the advent of synthetic dyes, was more a question of money than a question of taste. Unlike other rare and expensive colors such as purple, blue color was readily available.”

BLUE – A color that was not a color for Kings.  You could get blue from plants or even human urine.

“The most important blue dye was the indigo or the somewhat less intense and locally available uwoad. Manufacture of the dye involved fermenting the woad leaves with human urine.”

BLUE meant drunk in German, and sad in English


Shocking History of Blue

Even worse, in ancient times, blue was considered barbaric (Germans and Celts would rub their bodies with blue to fight their enemies): “In Rome, wearing blue was usually considered demeaning, eccentric, (…) or a sign of mourning. Blue eyes were almost considered a disgrace. For women it meant a licentious character; on men, it was perceived as effeminate, barbaric or simply ridiculous.



Why would Yahweh want a Pissy Blue on the borders of the Children of Israel’s garment if it was obtained from human urine?  The Royal color is Violet/ Purple not blue.  Good news, because Tekaleth means Violet in Hebrew.  It’s color is from the murex snail.  Strangely enough, the fake Jews want you to believe the Border or Ribbon was blue so much so it can stay inline with their Talmud, the oral book from Moses passed down to them according to their word. They also claim to have found a rare species of snail that still gives a violet dye, but when exposed to the sun is an Indigo blue.  They want you to believe that this proves that the ribbon or border Yahweh said for the children of Israelite to use was a blue shade as it is written in their Talmud, but this is not the case. It proves that their determination to validate their Talmud is very strong.  Without the Talmud or their 2 cents on this matter. It would be a no brainer that the ribbon or border for the Garments written in Numbers 15:37-41 was indeed Violet – Tyrian Purple to be exact.





Violet is a distinct color from blue


Blue – contains no red

Red – contains no blue

Violet – contains blue & Red, with more blue, than red

Purple – contains red & blue, with more red than blue

Don’t get the colors confused or others confuse you with any other accurate term to define violet.






Screenshot of Google book

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Referencing the above book, the Old English language did not have a term for the color violet.

It wasn’t incorrect at the time, in Old English to call a violet color blue because during the times when the King’s James Bible was written as there were no color label for violet.

Since violet had more blue than red, blue was a fitting and correct term for the Hebrew word Tekayleth at the time, however, Violet was the true implied color.

Origin of the term Violet came from the French language and was a borrowed word into the English language.

To further prove this,  Strong’s Concordance and Brown Driver Briggs defines “blue” as the color violet,

Brown-Driver-Briggs’ Definition

1) violet, violet stuff

1a) violet thread

1b) violet stuff or fabric

2) (TWOT) blue (covering spectrum from brilliant red through deep purple)

If the King James Bible describes blue as a violet, than in our modern language violet would be the correct term, not blue.


Quoting from… http://church-of-yehovah.org/tekhelet.html

“Furthermore, there is some literary and archaeological evidence that tekhelet may have been more purple than blue. Writing in the 11th century, the great Biblical exegete Rashi defined tekhelet as a deep blue or dark violet, “the color of the sky as it darkens towards evening” (commentary on Numbers 15:38).

And at the Herodian fortress of Masada, a small swatch of first-century, violet-colored wool was discovered during Yigael Yadin’s 1960s excavations.

A recent analysis of the violet-colored wool by Zvi Koren, an archaeochemist at Shenkar College, found that its violet hue was produced with murex dye.”





STATES TEKAYLETH TO BE BLUE AS THE SKY (initially, light blue)

The above referenced website also goes further to testify the only reason why so many believe Tekayleth to be blue was because of writings in the Talmud…

“One major piece of evidence in favor of designatingtekhelet as sky-blue involves an infamous story of forgery related in the Babylonian Talmud (Baba Metzia 61b).  Unscrupulous merchants were substituting a fraudulent, cheaper dye called kalailan in place of authentic tekhelet. The impostor, a plant-derived indigo, was a dead ringer for the real stuff, and the Talmud claims that only God could tell the diffence.”

It amazes me that they want to convince you that they Israelites took the rare purple dye and put it in the sun to change it from purple to blue.  The same shade of blue that you get from human piss or from plants which were inexpensive and not royal at all.  This indigo was indistinguishable from the affordable indigo.   Anyone could mislead you if the color was blue and say they used Tekaleth dye if that was the case.

But you can’t fool anyone with fake Tyrian Purple.  This color is so beautiful that the modern computer screens can’t accurately show you the color. You need to see it from yourself. But it will cost you.  I found a place selling  25mg for $107.  I don’t know if that would be enough dye for borders for one garment.  This is how I know the true color to be violet. Don’t let them deceive you.  Ask questions and if their is confusion in their answer and it doesn’t sit right. Don’t believe it, investigate and reason.

Don’t let the nature worshippers deceive you. Tekayleth is not the color of the sky,nor is it the same color as indigo you get from a plant combined with human piss after a night of drinking.

“Manufacture of the dye involved fermenting the woad leaves with human urine. The fermentation is facilitated by the presence of alkohol in the mixture. The usual method for the dyers was to drink alkohol and use their alkohol enriched urine for the fermentation process. Pieces of fabric were immersed in the woad bath usually on sundays for at least 12 hours. The blue color became visible after a prolonged contact of the fabric with air. Drunken dyers lying around hanging fabric on mondays gave rise to colloquial german expressions such as “Blauer Montag” (blue monday = stay away from work on monday) and “Blau werden” (get blue = get drunk).” –


If you don’t believe the Talmud then you should choose Violet Ribbon.  If you believe the Talmud and don’t care about history facts, then choose blue. Yah knows your heart if you truly are being obedient to him, instead of following man.



knowing all the 6 points made above it is clear that Tyrian Purple is indeed the violet color referenced in the scriptures. A royal color for Yah’s Royal people, which leads me to part 4…


Part 4 of 4 Knotted Tassel Fringes Royal Violet Ribbon is Fashion for Royalty and the High Class

There is an obvious reason Yahweh has given his people such a glorious rich style Apparel. He separated Israelites to be the a Peculiar Treasure.

See part 4 to learn more

Read more about

Tyrian Purple

The Ancient Art of Natural Dye Purple


History  of Fabric Dyes


If your desire is to bring back the true Royal Apparel fit for a King and a Queen, don’t get this one wrong.


Extensive Review Numbers 15:37-41

4 Parts

Part 1 of 4 What is Tzitzit Written in Numbers 15:38? Honest Truth About Fringe

Kanaph is all about Location for your Tekaleth Ribbon & Fringes

 Part 2 of 4 Truth About Where to Place Your Tassel? Is it the Corner or the Hem?

Also Read…

Part 3 of 4 What Color is Tekayleth Written in Numbers 15:38-40?  Blue or Violet or Neither?



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