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Fleece is the shorn wool of a sheep i.e. "fleecing" means shearing. The English word is used to translate a Hebrew word, pronounced gawz-zawh (not to be confused with Gaza, which in Hebrew is pronounced awz-zawh and means strong), which also literally means shearing wool.
Unlike all of the other tribes of Israel, the Levites had no tribal territory of their own because they served the LORD throughout the entire country. The other tribes supported the serving Levites with their tithes and offerings, which included the first shearing of the sheep.
"18:1 The priests the Levites, and all the tribe of Levi, shall have no part nor inheritance with Israel: they shall eat the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and his inheritance. 18:2 Therefore shall they have no inheritance among their brethren: the LORD [see 'Before Abraham Was, I AM'] is their inheritance, as he hath said unto them.
"Warmed with the fleece of my sheep"
After properly processed, fleece provided warm and durable clothing.
"31:19 If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering; 31:20 If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep" (Job 31:19-20 KJV)
Fleece was such a common commodity in ancient Israel that Gideon used it in a request for a miraculous sign from the LORD.
"6:33 Then all the Midianites and the Amalekites and the children of the east were gathered together, and went over, and pitched in the valley of Jezreel. 6:34 But the spirit of the LORD came upon Gideon, and he blew a trumpet; and Abiezer was gathered after him. 6:35 And he sent messengers throughout all Manasseh; who also was gathered after him: and he sent messengers unto Asher, and unto Zebulun, and unto Naphtali; and they came up to meet them.
Fact Finder: (a) How was leather made in ancient times? Was "tanning" originally just something that was done to dry and toughen animal skins? (b) What sort of animal skins were used for writing?