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Who Invented Fur Coats?
Primitive humans are often portrayed as wearing fur clothing - a Biblically correct supposition. But the first humans did not invent fur clothing. The first clothing produced by humans was made from flimsy leaves (i.e. "they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons" Genesis 3:7 KJV) at the time of "the fall of man." Why? Because they became ashamed of themselves. They went from the innocence of "2:25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed" (Genesis 2:25 KJV) to "3:10 ... I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself" (Genesis 3:10 KJV). It was the LORD who thereafter made clothing of fur for them.
"Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them"
The wearing of fur is a testimony to the fall of man, whereby they not only thereafter required clothing for the sense of shame that they made for themselves, but with their being put out of the warm paradise of Eden required that they have more warm and durable clothing than just fig leaves. Out in the "cold, cruel world" on their own, they could much more easily and quickly make clothing of fur for themselves than produce and weave cloth. The LORD showed them how.
The "fall" of man and the first clothing, of leaves, that they made for themselves:
"3:1 Now the serpent [see also Dragons] was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
The need for clothing was not at first just to keep warm. Clothing was invented to cover shame that did not exist before.
"3:8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden [see Christ The Creator] in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. 3:9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
And so the LORD was the first to "make coats of skins and clothed them"
"3:21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them. 3:22 And the LORD God [see 'The God Of The Old Testament'] said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: 3:23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life." (Genesis 3:21-24 KJV)
Fact Finder: (a) It was quite natural for the first humans to make clothing out of leaves because they were not yet meat eaters. How do we know that the first humans were vegetarians? (b) When did humans become meat eaters (even though by then they had been making clothing of fur for themselves for centuries, after the LORD had showed them how when He cast them out of Eden)?