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Camel's Hair

Holman Bible Dictionary

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A very coarse material was woven from the hair of a camel's back and hump. A finer material was woven from the hair taken from underneath the animal. John the Baptist wore coarse camel's hair (Mark 1:6 ). Jesus contrasted John's cloak to the “soft raiment” of the members of the court (Matthew 11:8 ). Wearing a hairy mantle was the mark of a prophet (Zechariah 13:4; compare 2 Kings 1:8 ).

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Camel's Hair'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​c/camels-hair.html. 1991.
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