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Ochre, Red

OCHRE, RED

o'-ker, (Isaiah 44:13, "He marketh it out with a pencil," margin "red ochre," the King James Version "line"; seredh, a word found only here, and of unknown etymology):

Designates the implement used by the carpenter to mark the wood after measuring and before cutting. "Red ochre" supposes this to have been a crayon (as does "pencil"), but a scratch-awl is quite as likely. Ochre is clay colored by an iron compound.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'OCHRE, RED'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.