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Holman Bible Dictionary

Sackcloth

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A garment of coarse material fashioned from goat or camel hair worn as a sign of mourning or anguish, also marked by fasting and sitting on an ash heap (Isaiah 58:5 ). Jonah 3:8 notes even animals mourned in sackcloth. The shape of the garment could have been either a loose-fitting sack placed over the shoulders or a loin cloth. The word sack is a transliteration of the Hebrew word rather than a translation.


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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Sackcloth'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/s/sackcloth.html. 1991.

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the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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