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Camel’s Hair
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Camel’s Hair
Camel’s Hair [Gk. tríches kamḗlou]. Hair from the back and hump of the camel was woven into a harsh material, and a softer cloth was produced from the finer hair taken from underneath the animal. The natural variations in the color of the hair could be woven into a pattern.The garment worn by John
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Camel’s Hair
camel’s hair, a type of material for clothing mentioned only in Matt. 3:4 and Mark 1:6, which indicate that John the Baptist wore clothing of camel’s hair. Because these passages refer to John’s austere lifestyle, scholars generally assume that the reference is not to a cloak of camel’s hair (though
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Camel's Hair
CAMEL’S HAIR. In Mt 3:4 and Mk 1:6 the outer garment of John the Baptist is said to have been of camel’s hair. It is rather long and wolly in texture, and when woven makes a course, durable textile which both ancient and modern Bedouins have found suitable for clothing or tent coverings. Toward the spring
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Camel's Hair
CAMEL’S HAIR. The long hair of the camel, which is somewhat woolly in texture, becomes toward the close of spring loose and is easily pulled away from the skin. The modern Arabs still weave it into a coarse sort of cloth for tent covers and coats for shepherds and camel drivers. Garments of this material
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Camel's Hair
Camel’s Haircamel’s hair, type of material for clothing mentioned only in Matt. 3:4 and Mark 1:6. John the Baptist wore clothing made of camel’s hair, a common form of dress in the Middle East even today. Because these passages refer to John’s austere lifestyle, scholars have debated whether the apparel
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Camel's Hair
CAMEL’S HAIR — hair taken from the back, hump, and underside of a camel. It was woven into a coarse cloth used for tent covers and coats for camel drivers and shepherds. A “robe of coarse hair” (Zech. 13:4) was an appropriate article of clothing for a prophet. John the Baptist wore a garment of camel’s
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CAMEL'S HAIR
CAMEL’S HAIR([τρίχες καμήλου, triches kamelou]): In Matthew 3:4 and Mark 1:6 the description of John’s raiment is explicit to the extent of telling the kind of hair of which his raiment was made. It is probable that his garment was made of a tawed camel skin, for the more expensive woven camel’s
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Camel Hair
CAMEL, CAMEL’S HAIR.—The camel is by far the most useful of all animals in the East. There are two kinds of camels—the Turkish or Bactrian camel and the dromedary. The first is larger, has a double hump, and is capable of sustaining greater burdens; the latter is swifter, has a single hump, and is far
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Camel Hair
CAMEL HAIR 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 hair (Mark 1:6). Jesus contrasted John’s cloak to the “soft raiment” (KJV) of the members of the king’s court
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Camel's Hair
camel’s hair. The longer hair of a camel from the neck and region of the hump, used especially for weaving. Mentioned in the Bible only as the material of the outer garment of John the Baptist (Matt. 3:4; Mk. 1:6), camel’s hair cloth can be a relatively expensive woven material. Since Jesus contrasted
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Camel’s Hair
CAMEL’S HAIR τρίχες καμήλου, tríches kamḗlou): In Mt 3:4 and Mk 1:6 the description of John’s raiment is explicit to the extent of telling the kind of hair of which his raiment was made. It is probable that his garment was made of a tawed camel skin, for the more expensive woven camel’s hair garment
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