<< The scriptural reference to red-headedness may precede David or Esau. We
should remember that the name "Adam" is derived from the word meaning "red,"
though many seem to ascribe this to the clay from which he was made, not
necessarily his hair. >>
Thbis is true. There are a number of cognate words; and they all refer to the
color red, ranging across different hues. But, that is about all anyone can
make of it. Whether David had rosy cheeks, red hair or a sunburn-tan is not
discernable from the word used.
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