Now John had clothing made of camel’s hair and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. Bible see other translations

“camel’s hair.” The garment of camel’s hair was a rough, thick, outer robe. It was common, and when James Freeman wrote Manners and Customs of the Bible in 1875, it was still worn quite commonly by Arabs. It was likely a similar outer robe to what Elijah wore centuries before (2 Kings 1:8).

Commentary for: Matthew 3:4