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What was the significance of John's clothes?



      

Matthew 3:4

ESV - 4 Now John wore a garment of camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Clarify Share Report Asked April 07 2013 Stringio Anna Mcdonald

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Dave David Wagoner Husband, father, grandfather, Christian minister.
Rough garments were the garb of prophets. John the Baptist was a poor, rugged, holy man.

April 07 2013 2 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Mini April Trout
John the Baptist was fulfilling prophecy: "Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD." Malachi 4:5

"... "A hairy man wearing a leather belt around his waist."... "It is Elijah the Tishbite." " 2 kings 1:8


"And if you are willing to receive it, he (John the Baptist*) is Elijah who is to come." Matthew 11:14

Jewish believers would have recognized John as being Elijah just by his clothes. Nowhere else in the Bible is anyone dressed like this.

*Parentheses was added for clarification.

February 22 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Stringio Helena Jones
Yes David, I am no theology scholar, but the Lord has His believers seeking after Him, and from studying this one I wondered too and sensed from the Spirit the clothing represent one seperate from the rest of the world, John represents Christ and not the world.

April 30 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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