832. Sandals

The sandal consists of a wooden or leathern sole, which is fastened to the foot by thongs or latchets. The Bedawin of Mount Sinai wear Bandit’s made of “fish-skin,” or rather of the hide of a species of Dugong obtained from the Red Sea, near Sherm. See Palmer's Desert of the Exodus, p. 81. The leathern thongs which are used to keep the sandals on the feet are referred to in Mark 1:77And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose. (Mark 1:7) and in Luke 3:1616John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire: (Luke 3:16).