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Sackcloth

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Cloth made of black goats' hair, coarse, rough, and thick, used for sacks, and also worn by mourners (Genesis 37:34 ; 42:25 ; 2 Samuel 3:31 ; Esther 4:1,2 ; Psalm 30:11 , etc.), and as a sign of repentance (Matthew 11:21 ). It was put upon animals by the people of Nineveh (Jonah 3:8 ).


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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Sackcloth'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/s/sackcloth.html. 1897.

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