- Mr 1:6 And John was clothed with camel’s hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;
Prophets of old were sometimes required to do strange things as part of their prophecy. hey would live out a sort of dinner theater for the people to wonder and talk about. John wore a costume that would remind people of Elijah that he was fulfilling prophecy. It was a part of his 'dinner theater'.
hairy and a leather belt
- 2Ki 1:8 And they answered him, [He was] an hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins. And he said, It [is] Elijah the Tishbite.
Mark was also suggesting we think of the for voices of God: Judge, King, Priest and Prophet:
- camel’s hair:
- girdle of a skin
- The increase/hidden/church ארבה. He ate the body of Christ. This is a symbol of the priest.
- wild honey
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