white as snow

Mark 9:3

9:3 white as snow. This is one of six occurrences in the Bible of the picturesque phrase “white as snow,” describing the appearance of Christ’s raiment on the Mount of Transfiguration. It also describes his head on His glorified body (Revelation 1:14), as well as the raiment of the “angel of the Lord” after Christ’s resurrection (Matthew 28:3), and the “Ancient of Days” in the vision given to the prophet (Daniel 7:9). In view of such exalted applications of the phrase, it is striking to note that it also describes the purified soul of a redeemed sinner (Psalm 51:7; Isaiah 1:18).

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