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Camel's Hair

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

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Camel's Hair'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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