Addereth

Esau was like a red, hairy addereth (Gen 25:25). Banned spoils: beautiful mantle of Shanir (Joshua 7:21). Elijah wrapped his face in response to the sound of a gently blowing wind, and later threw his mantle on his successor Elisha (I Kings 19). Mantle used to miraculously divide the waters (2 Kings 2). Translated as “splendid vine” (Ezekiel 17:8). King of Nineveh removed his mantle and put on sackcloth (Jonah 3:6). Metaphor for glory or wealth in Zechariah 11:3. Hairy garment of the prophets (Zech 13:3). Possibly a connection with John the Baptist’s camel hair garment. 155.

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