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coat

the tunic worn like the shirt next the skin (Lev. 16:4; Song of Songs 5:3; 2 Sam. 15:32; Ex. 28:4; 29:5)

The “coats of skins” prepared by God for Adam and Eve were probably nothing more than aprons (Gen. 3:21). This tunic was sometimes woven entire without a seam (John 19:23); it was also sometimes of “many colors” (Gen. 37:3; Revised Version marginal note, “a long garment with sleeves”).

The “fisher’s coat” of John 21:7 was obviously an outer garment or cloak, as was also the “coat” made by Hannah for Samuel (1 Sam. 2:19). (See DRESS.)