International Standard Bible EncyclopediaGOATS' HAIR
('ez): The word for she-goat is used elliptically to mean goats' hair, which was used in the tabernacle furnishings in the form of curtains (Exodus 26:7; Exodus 36:14). Goats' hair was probably used in the Midianite and Israelite camps in much the same way as in the Bedouin camps today (compare Numbers 31:20). The tents, tent ropes and rugs are made of spun goats' hair. The provision sacks which hold wheat, rice, etc., and the saddlebags are made of the same material. A strip of the cloth rolled up furnishes a bolster for the head while sleeping (compare 1 Samuel 19:13, 16). Goats' hair cloth is admirab1y suited to stand the hard usage of a frequently shifting encampment. The children of Israel appreciated its utility, even for the tabernacle, where to the modern critical eye it would have looked out of place, matched against scarlet and fine linen (Exodus 25:4; Exodus 35:6, 26). The fact that goats' hair was used is good indication of the comparative crudeness of the tabernacle, when contrasted with present-day furnishings.
See also HAIR; WEAVING.
James A. Patch
Strong's Hebrew6629. tson -- small cattle, sheep and goats, flock...
<< 6628, 6629. tson. 6630 >>. small cattle, sheep and goats
, flock. Transliteration:
tson Phonetic Spelling: (tsone) Short Definition: flock. ... /hebrew/6629.htm - 6k
6260. attud -- male goat
... << 6259, 6260. attud. 6261 >>. male goat. Transliteration: attud Phonetic Spelling:
(at-tood') Short Definition: goats. Word Origin from ...
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3277. yael -- mountain goat
... << 3276, 3277. yael. 3278 >>. mountain goat. Transliteration: yael Phonetic
Spelling: (yaw-ale') Short Definition: goats. Word Origin ...
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5795. ez -- female goat
... Word Origin from an unused word Definition female goat NASB Word Usage female goat
(2), female goats (3), goat (44), goat* (2), goats (13), goats' (9), young ...
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8495. tayish -- male goat
... << 8494, 8495. tayish. 8496 >>. male goat. Transliteration: tayish Phonetic
Spelling: (tah'-yeesh) Short Definition: goats. Word Origin ...
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1429. gediyyah -- a kid (a young goat)
... << 1428, 1429. gediyyah. 1430 >>. a kid (a young goat). Transliteration: gediyyah
Phonetic Spelling: (ghed-ee-yaw') Short Definition: goats. Word Origin fem. ...
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1423. gedi -- a kid (a young goat)
... Word Origin from the same as gadah Definition a kid (a young goat) NASB Word Usage
young (2), young goat (6), young goat* (5), young goats (1), young goats* (2 ...
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8163b. sair -- male goat, buck
... Word Origin from the same as sear Definition male goat, buck NASB Word Usage goat
(6), goat* (1), goats (3), male (25), male goat (9), male goats (1). ...
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5796. ez -- female goat
... << 5795, 5796. ez. 5797 >>. female goat. Transliteration: ez Phonetic Spelling:
(aze) Short Definition: goats. Word Origin (Aramaic) corresponding ...
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6842. tsaphir -- male goat
... Word Origin from an unused word Definition male goat NASB Word Usage goat
(1), male (2), male goat (1), male goats (1). he goat. ...
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