A richly embroidered outer vestment worn by Jewish priests in ancient times: Ex. 28:28
(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.
Origin of ephod
Middle English from Late Latin from Hebrew 'ēpôdℵpd in Semitic roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Classical Hebrew.
Ephod Sentence Examples
41, Sept.), which could only be drawn where there was an " ephod " and a priest (I Sam.
By means of this passage we are, as Ginzberg has shown, able to correct the corrupt reading " the holy Ephod " (vi.
in the days of Saul and David) it was the priest with the ephod or image of Yahweh who gave answers to those who consulted him.
This same narrative dwells upon the graven images, ephod and teraphim, as forming the apparatus of religious ceremonial in Micah's household.
For the prophet's function became in an increasing degree a function of mind, and not merely of traditional routine or mechanical technique, like that of the diviner with his arrows or his lots which he cast in the presence of the ephod or plated Yahweh image.