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wool in Easton's Bible Dictionary

one of the first material used for making woven cloth (Lev. 13:47, 48, 52, 59; 19:19). The first-fruit of wool was to be offered to the priests (Deut. 18:4). The law prohibiting the wearing of a garment "of divers sorts, as of woollen and linen together" (Deut. 22:11) may, like some other laws of a similar character, have been intended to express symbolically the separateness and simplicity of God's covenant people. The wool of Damascus, famous for its whiteness, was of great repute in the Tyrian market (Ezek. 27:18).

wool in Smith's Bible Dictionary

was an article of the highest value among the Jews, as the staple material for the manufacture of clothing. #Le 13:47; De 22:11; Job 31:20; Pr 31:13; Eze 34:3; Ho 2:5| The importance of wool is incidentally shown by the notice that Mesha's tribute was paid in a certain number of rams "with the wool." #2Ki 3:1| The wool of Damascus was highly prized in the mart of Tyre. #Eze 27:18|

wool in Schaff's Bible Dictionary

WOOL , as the principal material for the manufacture of clothing, was highly valued by the Jews, Lev 13:47; Deut 22:11; Job 31:20; Prov 31:13; Eze 34:3; Hos 2:5, and the wool of Damascus enjoyed a great reputation in the market of Tyre. Eze 27:18.

wool in Fausset's Bible Dictionary

tsemer ("wool"), and gez ("fleece") meaning "shearing". Mesha's tribute to Israel (2 Kings 3:4). A firstfruit to the priests (Deuteronomy 18:4). Symbolizing purity and whiteness (Isaiah 1:18, "shall be as wool" restored to its original undyed whiteness; Daniel 7:9; Revelation 1:14). Snow is compared to it (Psalm 147:16).