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WOOL . Woollen stuffs were much used for clothes ( Leviticus 13:47 ff., Proverbs 31:13 etc.); mainly, however, for outer garments. For underwear, linen was preferred, as being cooler and cleaner. Wool, falling swiftly a prey to moths and larvæ ( Isaiah 51:8 etc.), was not used for wrapping the dead. A garment of mingled wool and linen might not he worn ( Leviticus 19:19 , Deuteronomy 22:11 ). Josephus says this was reserved exclusively for the priests ( Ant. IV. viii. 11). Dyed wool is referred to ( Hebrews 9:12 , cf. Leviticus 14:4 f.), but its natural colour, white, makes it the criterion of whiteness and purity ( Psalms 147:16 , Isaiah 1:18 , Daniel 7:9 , Revelation 1:14 ). Wool was a valuable article of commerce ( Ezekiel 27:18 ), and it figures in the tribute paid by king Mesha ( 2 Kings 3:4 ).

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Wool'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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