II Kings 1:8 ” He was a man with a garment of hair and with a leather belt around his waist.”

The Prophet Elijah of the Old Testament…He was recognized by this outfit…his clothing symbolizing his power…so much, that false prophets of that time would attempt to copy his attire.  This unusual garb of camel’s-hair and leather illustrated Elijah’s focus was on God, not on his physical comfort or tradition.  Later, John the Baptist adopted the same outfit…”Ministering in the spirit and power of Elijah.” ( Luke 1:17)     Jesus, Himself, even compared  the two in Matthew 11:14 in this way,  ” And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come.”

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