Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
2 Kings 1:8 (King James Version)
And they answered him, He was an hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins. And he said, It is Elijah the Tishbite.
- an hairy man
- That is, he wore a rough garment, either made of camels' hair, as that of John Baptist, or of a skin, dressed with the hair on
- Sir J. Chardin informs us, in a MS. note on this place, cited by Mr. Harmer, that the eastern dervishes and fakeers are clothed just as Elijah was, with a hairy garment, girded with a leathern girdle.
- Isaiah 20:2 ; Zechariah 13:4 ; Matthew 3:4 ; 11:8 Luke 1:17 ; Revelation 11:3