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Holman Bible Dictionary

Leather

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Animal skins tanned and prepared for human use. Elijah the prophet was recognized by his garment of haircloth and leather belt or girdle (2 Kings 1:8 ). The similar dress of John the Baptist marked him as a prophet (Matthew 3:4; Mark 1:6 ). Leather shoes are one of the gifts that symbolize God's lavish care for His beloved bride Jerusalem (Ezekiel 16:10 ). See Goatskin; Skins.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

Bibliography Information
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Leather'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/l/leather.html. 1991.

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