leather

leather

Processed animal hides suitable as rough clothing (Elijah’s girdle, 2Kgs 1:8; John the Baptist’s girdle, Matt 3:4; Mark 1:6) or as fine accoutrements (the shoes of (Ezek 16:10) were of the material). Leather was also employed in covering the tabernacle (Exod 25:5). Although the variety of animal hides usable was large, preparation involved scraping the hair and flesh from the material, then treating it for durability, flexibility, and even watertightness.

2Kgs 1:8

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Matt 3:4

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Mark 1:6

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Ezek 16:10

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Exod 25:5

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