Wool was an article of the highest value among the Jews, as the staple material for the manufacture of clothing. Lev. 13:47; Deut. 22:11; Job 31:20; Prov. 31:13; Ezek. 34:3; Hosea 2:5. The importance of wool is incidentally shown by the notice that Mesha’s tribute was paid in a certain number of rams “with the wool.” 2 Kings 3:4. The wool of Damascus was highly prized in the mart of Tyre. Ezek. 27:18.