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Leather

Leather [N] [S]

a girdle of, worn by Elijah ( 2 Kings 1:8 ) and John the Baptist ( Matthew 3:4 ). Leather was employed both for clothing ( Numbers 31:20 ; Hebrews 11:37 ) and for writing upon. The trade of a tanner is mentioned ( Acts 9:43 ; Acts 10:6 Acts 10:32 ). It was probably learned in Egypt.

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

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Leather". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Leather. [N] [E]

The notices of leather in the Bible are singularly few; indeed the word occurs but twice in the Authorized Version, and in each instance in reference to the same object, a girdle. ( 2 Kings 1:8 ; Matthew 3:4 ) There are, however, other instances in which the word "leather" might with propriety be substituted for "skin." ( Leviticus 11:32 ; 13:48 ; Numbers 31:20 ) Though the material itself is seldom noticed, yet we cannot doubt that it was extensively used by the Jews; shoes, bottles, thongs, garments, ropes and other articles were made of it. The art of tanning, however, was held in low esteem by the Jews.


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

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

LEATHER

leth'-er.

See SKIN; GIRDLE; TANNER.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'LEATHER'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.