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Re: orion-list re. John The Baptist

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> Considering the emphasis on linen apparel,
> I would think that despite John the Baptist's
> obvious Essene like ways, his animal-skin
> clothing might have been considered quite
> a defilement.

No - what you see is an Eliyah-redivivus.
"He was an hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins. And
he said, It is Eliyah the Tishbite." [2 Ki 1:8; KJV]

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