Researchers Find Lost Shade of Blue Mentioned in the Bible

Researchers in Israel believe that they have identified a mysterious shade of blue described in the Bible, but previously unknown to scholars. A researcher at Israel’s Antiquities Authority said that while examining a piece of fabric first discovered in the 1950s, she noticed a blue dye was used along the edge. In Numbers 15:38, the Israelites are commanded to “make tassels on the corners of your garments, with a blue cord on each tassel.” Until the new findings, the blue described in the verse, which the researchers believe was created from a dye made from snails, had been lost to history …

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