“White” occurs as the translation of various Hebrew words.
- milk (Genesis 49:12)
- manna (Exodus 16:31)
- snow (Isaiah 1:18)
- horses (Zechariah 1:8)
- raiment (Eccl. 9:8)
- Another Hebrew word so rendered is applied to marble (Esther 1:6), and a cognate word to the lily (Song of Songs 2:16).
- A different term, meaning “dazzling,” is applied to the countenance (Song of Songs 5:10).
The hangings of the tabernacle court (Exodus 27:9; 38:9), the coats, mitres, bonnets, and breeches of the priests (Exodus 39:27-28), and the dress of the high priest on the day of Atonement (Leviticus 16:4, 32), were white.