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Morrish Bible Dictionary
As tents were made of skins, goats' hair, etc., and small ones of linen, their manufacture embraced a variety of labour, and the precise nature of Paul and Aquila's work as tentmakers cannot be ascertained. Acts 18:3 . Tarsus, Paul's native city, was noted for the manufacture of tents. They were commonly made of cilicium , so named from Cilicia. It was a kind of strong cloth woven from the long hair of the goats of that province. All Jews learned a trade, to which they could turn if needful.
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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Tent-Maker'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/t/tent-maker.html. 1897.