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