- a richly embroidered, apronlike vestment having two shoulder straps and ornamental attachments for securing the breastplate, worn with a waistband by the high priest. Ex. 28:6, 7, 25–28.
Origin of ephod
1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin < Hebrew ēphōd, apparently meaning “idol” in some passages
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Examples from the Web for ephod
The "robe of the ephod" was woven in one piece, and all of blue.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Leviticus
S H Kellogg
The Ephod, of which we hear so often, was evidently at one time an idol.The Evolution of Old Testament Religion
W. E. Orchard
So it was with Gideon's ephod or image, which was however used in seeking oracles.
For the expression is used that all Israel went a whoring after the ephod.
Bock does not give his authority for the pattern on the ephod.Needlework As Art
- Old Testament an embroidered vestment believed to resemble an apron with shoulder straps, worn by priests in ancient Israel
C14: from Hebrew ēphōdh
Word Origin and History for ephod
Hebrew ephod, from aphad "to put on."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper