In biblical usage, the color of the earth from which Adam was made (Gen 2:7); the letters for “Adam” in Hebrew can also mean “ruby,” and “dust” can also mean “reddish in color”), the color of Esau at birth (Gen 25:25), the color of pottage (Gen 25:30), drunken eyes (Gen 49:12), cattle (Num 19:2), blood (2Kgs 3:22), weeping faces (Job 16:16), wine (Prov 23:31), sin (Isa 1:18), clothing (Isa 63:1-2), horses (Zech 1:8; Zech 6:2), threatening skies (Matt 16:3), and the apocalyptic dragon (Rev 12:3).
7then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being.
25The first came out red, all his body like a hairy mantle; so they named him Esau.
30Esau said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stuff, for I am famished!” (Therefore he was called Edom.)
12his eyes are darker than wine,
and his teeth whiter than milk.
2This is a statute of the law that the Lord has commanded: Tell the Israelites to bring you a red heifer without defect, in which there is no blemish and on whi ... View more
22When they rose early in the morning, and the sun shone upon the water, the Moabites saw the water opposite them as red as blood.
16My face is red with weeping,
and deep darkness is on my eyelids,
31Do not look at wine when it is red,
when it sparkles in the cup
and goes down smoothly.
18Come now, let us argue it out,
says the Lord:
though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be like snow;
though they are red like crimson,
they shall become ... View more
Vengeance on Edom
1“Who is this that comes from Edom,
from Bozrah in garments stained crimson?
Who is this so splendidly robed,
marching in his great might?”
“ ... View more
8In the night I saw a man riding on a red horse! He was standing among the myrtle trees in the glen; and behind him were red, sorrel, and white horses.
2The first chariot had red horses, the second chariot black horses,
3And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpre ... View more
3Then another portent appeared in heaven: a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads.