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A rough cloth made of hair, of which sacks and coarse clothing was made. When put on as a symbol of sorrow or repentance it was worn next the skin, and not taken off at night: it was often associated with ashes. 1 Kings 21:27; 2 Kings 6:30; Job 16:15; Joel 1:13; Revelation 6:12; etc.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Sackcloth'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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