SHEEP PRODUCTS Sheep in Israel and vicinity have always been valuable because of the important products that are derived from them. Wool. Wool has been a valuable product in Bible lands. In ancient times most of the clothing which the Israelites wore was made of wool. The large outer garment or mantle was usually woolen. The shearing months in Israel are May and June. The sheep are washed before they are sheared. Solomon's Song speaks of "sheep that are even shorn, which came up from the washing" (Song of Solomon 4:2). The color of the wool varies somewhat according to the color of the animal shorn, but white wool is considered to be the most valuable. The prophet compares sins forgiven with the whiteness of wool (Isaiah 1:18). [Manners And Customs of Bible Lands]

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