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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 6742 sackcloth and ashes
6742 sackcloth and ashes

6742 sackcloth and ashes

Sackcloth is a coarse, black cloth made from goat’s hair that was worn together with the burnt ashes of wood as a sign of mourning for personal and national disaster, as a sign of repentance and at times of prayer for deliverance.

Sackcloth and ashes worn as a sign of mourning for the dead

By Jacob for Joseph Ge 37:34

By David, Joab and the people for Abner See also 2Sa 3:31

Sackcloth and ashes worn as a sign of mourning for personal or national disaster

Job 16:15; Job 42:6 See also Est 4:1; La 2:10; Joel 1:8

Sackcloth and ashes worn as a sign of repentance for sin

By Ahab 1Ki 21:27

By David and the elders See also 1Ch 21:16

By the Israelites Ne 9:1

By the Ninevites and their king See also Jnh 3:5-9 Even the animals were to wear sackcloth.

By others Isa 15:3; Jer 49:3; Eze 27:31; Mt 11:21 pp Lk 10:13

Sackcloth and ashes worn at times of prayer for deliverance

By Hezekiah and his companions 2Ki 19:1-2

By Daniel Da 9:3

Sackcloth was worn in many different ways

See also 1Ki 20:31; 2Ki 6:30; Isa 3:24; Isa 58:5; Joel 1:13

Sackcloth used figuratively

Isa 50:3

See also

1670symbols
4050dust
5145clothing
5419mourning
6634deliverance
6732repentance
8602prayer

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