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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Goats' Hair

Was used by Moses in making the curtains of the tabernacle, Exodus 25:4; 26:7; 35:6 . The hair of the goats of Asia, Phrygia, and Cilicia, is very bright and fine, and hangs to the ground; in beauty it almost equals silk, and is never sheared, but combed off. The shepherds carefully and frequently wash these goats in rivers. The women of the country spin the hair, which is carried to Angora, where it is worked and dyed, and a considerable trade in the article carried on. The natives attribute the quality of the hair to the soil of the country. The ordinary goats-hair cloth of the Arabs, used for the coverings of tents, etc., is coarse and black; and this is the kind of which the garments of the Hebrew prophets and of the poor were made.

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Bibliography Information
Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Goats' Hair'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/g/goats-hair.html. 1859.

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