Sackcloth

Sackcloth [N] [T] [S]

cloth made of black goats' hair, coarse, rough, and thick, used for sacks, and also worn by mourners ( Genesis 37:34 ; 42:25 ; 2 Sam. 3:31 ; Esther 4:1 Esther 4:2 ; Psalms 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 ).

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
[T] indicates this entry was also found in Torrey's Topical Textbook
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

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

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.

SACKCLOTH

sak'-kloth.

See BURIAL.


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