It is accepted in the NT that the prophet Elijah and John the Baptist are prophetically connected. (Mark 9:11 Matt 17:10)
I have noted that both are described as wearing the same very specific outfit. In 2 Kings 1:8 Elijah outfit is described:
They replied, “He had a garment of hair and had a leather belt around his waist.”
Similarly in Matthew 3:4 John the Baptist is described as wearing the same outfit.
John himself wore clothing made of camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist.
What is the significance of the "outfit of hair with a leather belt around the waist" ?
Is this related to Jakob using the animal hair to disguise himself as his brother and steal Esau’s birthright ? (Genesis 27:14-30) If so how was that related to the actions or role of Elijah / John the Baptist ?