The Roman TOGA and Gal. 3:27.


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There was a garment called the Toga, which the Romans “Put on” and wore in public as an outward declaration of their position or circumstances in life. (See Webster’s New International Dictionary, 1923 Edition, Page 2166. See also works on Roman Antiquities.) The “Toga Candida” was a white toga worn by those who were candidates for office. The “Toga Picta” was a toga adorned with golden stars, and was worn by a great general. From this comes our present day custom of army officers wearing bars and stars on their uniforms to indicate their rank. The “Toga Pulla” was a black toga. It was worn by those in mourning. From this came our present day expression “put on mourning.” The “Toga Virilis” was the manly toga. It was worn by young men when…

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