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2 Kings 1:8 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

They replied, “He wore a hairy garment[a] with a leather belt around his waist.” “It is Elijah the Tishbite!” he exclaimed.


  1. 1:8 Hairy garment: a sign of prophetic calling; see Zec 13:4. John the Baptizer wore a similarly distinctive mantle; see Mt 3:4; Mk 1:6.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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