As found in all the ancient mysteries, white is emblematic of purity and innocence. Throughout Masonry this symbolism is maintained and in many instances deductions from the use of white in Hebrew religious customs and rites are made. Biblical uses of white as emblematic of purity and innocence… — ( Isaiah 1:18 - Daniel 12:10 - Matthew 28:3 )

Biblical References

Isaiah 1:18

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

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Daniel 12:10

Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

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Matthew 28:3

His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

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