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CAMEL'S HAIR

(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 hair garment would not be in keeping with the rest of the description. It is still common among the poor in some parts of Syria, when a camel or other animal dies, to remove its skin and, after treating the inner surface to stop decomposition, to make it up into various domestic articles. The writer once saw a peasant dragging a skin along the road which proved to be that of a donkey which had just died on the route. His intention was probably to make it up into a cloak. Some believe that Elijah's mantle was of camel's hair (2 Kings 1:8; compare Zechariah 13:4). Of that we cannot be sure, for in the East today the hairy garment is usually goat's hair or wool either woven or still clinging to the skin. It was much more likely to have been one of these latter. See SHEEP. Camel's hair, when woven into fabrics, as in rugs, makes an article of even softer and more glossy texture than wool.

See WEAVING.

James A. Patch

Greek
2574. kamelos -- camel
... camel. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: kamelos Phonetic Spelling:
(kam'-ay-los) Short Definition: a camel Definition: a camel or dromedary. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3733. kar -- basket-saddle
... the sense of plumpness; a ram (as full-grown and fat), including a battering-ram
(as butting); hence, a meadow (as for sheep); also a pad or camel's saddle (as ...
/hebrew/3733.htm - 6k

1581. gamal -- a camel
... 1580, 1581. gamal. 1582 . a camel. Transliteration: gamal Phonetic Spelling:
(gaw-mawl') Short Definition: camels. Word Origin from ...
/hebrew/1581.htm - 6k

Library

St John the Baptist
... of our minds, I fear, at once, many of the loveliest of them all: those in which
Raffaelle and others have depicted the child John, in his camel's hair raiment ...
/.../kingsley/all saints day and other sermons/sermon xxviii st john the.htm

Concerning the Words Ascribed to John by all the Four Evangelists ...
... these words cited from the speaker himself will Matthew's own narrative proceed,
being thus resumed: "And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair," and ...
/.../the harmony of the gospels/chapter xii concerning the words ascribed.htm

The Life of Malchus, the Captive Monk.
... We were led, or rather carried, high upon the camel's back through a desert waste,
every moment expecting destruction, and suspended, I may say, rather than ...
/.../jerome/the principal works of st jerome/the life of malchus the.htm

The Prophet of the Highest.
... And there is little doubt that his choice of the lonely wilderness, of the rough
mantle of camel's hair, of the abrupt and arousing form of address, was ...
//christianbookshelf.org/meyer/john the baptist/iv the prophet of the.htm

John the Baptist's Person and Preaching.
... So much so that the Pharisees said he had a demon"Matthew 11:18] ^b 6 And was
clothed with ^a camel's hair [Camels were plentiful in the East. ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/xvii john the baptists person.htm

A People Prepared for the Lord
... The people were asleep; they had fallen into a condition of religious lethargy,
when suddenly there stood in their midst a man clothed with camel's hair, and ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 41 1895/a people prepared for the.htm

Herod and John the Baptist
... I really think he must be one of the old prophets. Did you notice that his coat
was made of camel's hair, and that he had a leathern girdle round his loins? ...
//christianbookshelf.org/moody/men of the bible/v herod and john the.htm

Hail, the Galilean
... And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins;
and he did eat locusts and wild honey; and preached, saying: ...
/.../mark/jesus of nazareth a biography/chapter i hail the galilean.htm

Baptism unto Repentance
... The Essenes wore white robes, emblematic of the purity they sought; whilst he
was content with his coat of camel's hair and leathern girdle. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/meyer/john the baptist/vi baptism unto repentance.htm

John the Baptist --visit of Jesus to John, and his Abode in the ...
... which he was, so to speak, surrounded, early attracted him.[4] He led there the
life of a Yogi of India, clothed with skins or stuffs of camel's hair, having ...
/.../renan/the life of jesus/chapter vi john the baptistvisit.htm

Thesaurus
Camel's (3 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia CAMEL'S HAIR. (triches kamelou): In Matthew
3:4 and Mark 1:6 the description of John's raiment is ...
/c/camel's.htm - 8k

Skin (115 Occurrences)
... It is not unlikely that the raiment of John the Baptist made "of camel's hair" and
the "leathern girdle about his loins" are identical with the rough garb of ...
/s/skin.htm - 44k

Dress (38 Occurrences)
... Even today the traveler will occasionally see in Palestine a shepherd clad in "a
coat of skin." Then, as now, goat's hair and camel's hair supplied the ...
/d/dress.htm - 53k

Hair (135 Occurrences)
... His raiment was of camel's hair. ... 7. (n.) A haircloth. 8. (n.) Any very small distance,
or degree; a hairbreadth. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CAMEL'S HAIR. ...
/h/hair.htm - 60k

Camel (13 Occurrences)
... From the Hebrew gamal, "to repay" or "requite," as the camel does the care of its
master. ... (1.) The Bactrian camel is distinguished by two humps. ...
/c/camel.htm - 21k

Leather (34 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Leather (34 Occurrences). Matthew 3:4 Now John himself
wore clothing made of camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist. ...
/l/leather.htm - 17k

Locusts (33 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Locusts (33 Occurrences). Matthew 3:4 Now John himself
wore clothing made of camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist. ...
/l/locusts.htm - 16k

Loincloth (4 Occurrences)
... Loincloth (4 Occurrences). Matthew 3:4 This man John wore a garment of camel's hair,
and a loincloth of leather; and he lived upon locusts and wild honey. (WEY) ...
/l/loincloth.htm - 7k

Loins (72 Occurrences)
... Matthew 3:4 And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern
girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey. ...
/l/loins.htm - 33k

Leathern (2 Occurrences)
... Matthew 3:4 And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern
girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey. ...
/l/leathern.htm - 7k

Concordance
Camel's (3 Occurrences)

Matthew 3:4
Now John himself wore clothing made of camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 1:6
John was clothed with camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts and wild honey.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 31:34
Now Rachel had taken the teraphim, put them in the camel's saddle, and sat on them. Laban felt about all the tent, but didn't find them.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Camel's

Camel's Hair

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Dress (38 Occurrences)

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Camel (13 Occurrences)

Leather (34 Occurrences)

Locusts (33 Occurrences)

Loincloth (4 Occurrences)

Loins (72 Occurrences)

Leathern (2 Occurrences)

Girdle (44 Occurrences)

Garment (143 Occurrences)

Wore (19 Occurrences)

Waist (36 Occurrences)

Belt (32 Occurrences)

Clothed (153 Occurrences)

Cord (47 Occurrences)

Clothing (288 Occurrences)

Honey (62 Occurrences)

Field (390 Occurrences)

Band (150 Occurrences)

Wild (147 Occurrences)

Nourishment (14 Occurrences)

Furniture (24 Occurrences)

Tip (17 Occurrences)

Teraphim (14 Occurrences)

Raiment (75 Occurrences)

Eating (151 Occurrences)

Explored (9 Occurrences)

Diet (2 Occurrences)

Meat (387 Occurrences)

Bunch (6 Occurrences)

Bag (52 Occurrences)

Clothes (208 Occurrences)

Camel-trains (3 Occurrences)

Ate (138 Occurrences)

Saddle (7 Occurrences)

Searched (71 Occurrences)

Eat (690 Occurrences)

Round (664 Occurrences)

Camels (52 Occurrences)

Idols (186 Occurrences)

Felt (40 Occurrences)

Inside (185 Occurrences)

Abstinence (2 Occurrences)

Rachel (42 Occurrences)

Serpent (40 Occurrences)

Laban (52 Occurrences)

Tent (333 Occurrences)

Gods (310 Occurrences)

Images (158 Occurrences)

Household (222 Occurrences)

John (154 Occurrences)

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