Definition of Ephod

1. n. A part of the sacerdotal habit among Jews, being a covering for the back and breast, held together on the shoulders by two clasps or brooches of onyx stones set in gold, and fastened by a girdle of the same stuff as the ephod. The ephod for the priests was of plain linen; that for the high priest was richly embroidered in colors. The breastplate of the high priest was worn upon the ephod in front.



Definition of Ephod

1. Noun. (biblical Judaism) A priestly apron, or breastplate, described in the Bible in [ Exodus 28: vi - xxx], which only the chief priest of ancient Israel was allowed to wear. ¹

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Definition of Ephod

1. an ancient Hebrew vestment [n -S]

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Literary usage of Ephod

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1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"ephod: An implement used by the priests of the Hebrews to obtain oracles from God. In I Sam. xiv. the Urim and Thummim appear as an accessory of the ephod, ..."

2. The Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old Testament by George V. Wigram (1866)
"above the curious girdle of the ephod, 28. unto the rings of the ephod 29: 5. the ... 8: 7. put the ephod upon him, — might not be loosed from the ephod; ..."

3. The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated Out of the by Canadian Bible Society (1891)
"Т And they shall moke the ephod o/ ... the breastplate of judgment with cunning work : after the work of the ephod thou shale make it; of gold, of blue, ..."

4. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"18,23), and ¡t is far from certain that the later records oí the ark (which was too heavy to be, borne by one), like those of the ephod, are valid (or ..."

5. Encyclopædia Biblica: A Critical Dictionary of the Literary, Political and by Thomas Kelly Cheyne (1901)
"From the passages in i S. it appears that the ephod was carried by the priest ... When Saul or David wishes to consult Yahwe, the priest brings the ephod to ..."

6. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: translated out of the (1854)
"S The ephod. 8 The breastplate, 22 The robe of the ephod. ... 2 And he made the ephod of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen. ..."

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