the wool of a sheep, whether shorn off or still attached to the skin ( Deuteronomy 18:4 ; Job 31:20 ). The miracle of Gideon's fleece ( Judges 6:37-40 ) consisted in the dew having fallen at one time on the fleece without any on the floor, and at another time in the fleece remaining dry while the ground was wet with dew.
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Fleece". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".