As in: “Thus Israelites would have doubts about a bald man like Elisha, who presents himself as a holy man and successor to hirsute Elijah, an acknowledged holy man.”
Pilch, J. J. (2012). A cultural handbook to the Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing, p. 279.
- For definitions of hirsute, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.
Posted by the Reference Department