Goats' Hair
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Strong's Hebrew
5795. ez -- female goat
... goat* (5), young goats* (3). she goat, kid. From azaz; a she-goat (as strong), but
masculine in plural (which also is used ellipt. For goat's hair) -- (she) goat ...
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Book ix. On Jerusalem and Her Enemies
... bloodshed; in Exodus: all, who saw with the heart, in the beginning brought to God
gold, silver, copper, hyacinth, purple, scarlet, goats' hair, and linen. ...
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The Books of Samuel and Kings.
... offers what he can; some gold and silver and precious stones, others linen and blue
and purple and scarlet; we shall do well if we offer skins and goats' hair. ...
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Turn Away Thine Eyes from Me, Because they have Made Me to Flee ...
... The Bridegroom again compares the thoughts of His Spouse represented by her hair
to goats that appear from Gilead; not to goats that are standing still, for ...
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When He was Living at Rome He Wrote a Treatise on the Preservation ...
... [2937] Letter xxii. c. 27 (end). [2938] Of goats' hair, used by soldiers and
sailors. [2939] Letter xxii. c. 29 (middle). [2940] Id. c. 28. ...
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Whether Sufficient Reason Can be Assigned for the Ceremonies ...
... tabernacle with many coverings, viz. curtains, curtains of goats' hair,
rams' skins dyed red, and violet-colored skins (Ex.26). ...
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The Power of Little Things.
... And this is the offering which ye shall take of them: gold, and silver, and brass,
and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair, and rams ...
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The True Tabernacle, and Its Glory of Grace and Peace
... heart of their camp. Do you see yonder tent with its curtains of goats' hair
in the center of the canvas city? You cannot see within ...
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Martin Destroys Heathen Temples and Altars.
... Footnotes: [30] Literally "a covering made of Cilician goats' hair." It
was called Cilicium, and was worn by soldiers and others. ...
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Letter Xlviii. (AD 398. )
... [1696] Cilicium, the garment of goats' hair worn by the brethren. These were the
staple article of manufacture in Caprera, "the goat island.". ...
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Chapter iv.
... Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes within
thy locks; thy hair is as a flock of goats that appear from mount Gilead.1. ...
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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Goats' Hair


('ez): The word for she-goat is used elliptically to mean goats' hair, which was used in the tabernacle furnishings in the form of curtains (Exodus 26:7; Exodus 36:14). Goats' hair was probably used in the Midianite and Israelite camps in much the same way as in the Bedouin camps today (compare Numbers 31:20). The tents, tent ropes and rugs are made of spun goats' hair. The provision sacks which hold wheat, rice, etc., and the saddlebags are made of the same material. A strip of the cloth rolled up furnishes a bolster for the head while sleeping (compare 1 Samuel 19:13, 16). Goats' hair cloth is admirab1y suited to stand the hard usage of a frequently shifting encampment. The children of Israel appreciated its utility, even for the tabernacle, where to the modern critical eye it would have looked out of place, matched against scarlet and fine linen (Exodus 25:4; Exodus 35:6, 26). The fact that goats' hair was used is good indication of the comparative crudeness of the tabernacle, when contrasted with present-day furnishings.


James A. Patch

ATS Bible Dictionary
Goats' Hair

Was used by Moses in making the curtains of the tabernacle, Exodus 25:4; 26:7; 35:6. The hair of the goats of Asia, Phrygia, and Cilicia, is very bright and fine, and hangs to the ground; in beauty it almost equals silk, and is never sheared, but combed off. The shepherds carefully and frequently wash these goats in rivers. The women of the country spin the hair, which is carried to Angora, where it is worked and dyed, and a considerable trade in the article carried on. The natives attribute the quality of the hair to the soil of the country. The ordinary goats-hair cloth of the Arabs, used for the coverings of tents, etc., is coarse and black; and this is the kind of which the garments of the Hebrew prophets and of the poor were made.



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