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Sackcloth,

Sackcloth, [N] [T] [E]

cloth used in making sacks or bags, a coarse fabric, of a dark color, made of goats hair, ( Isaiah 50:3 ; Revelation 6:12 ) end resembling the eilicium of the Romans. It, was used also for making the rough garments used by mourners, which were in extreme cases worn next the skin. ( 1 Kings 21:27 ; 2 Kings 6:30 ; Job 16:15 ; Isaiah 32:11 )


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[T] indicates this entry was also found in Torrey's Topical Textbook
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Sackcloth,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.