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 (ĕf′ŏd′, ē′fŏd′)
A vestment worn by ancient Hebrew priests.

[Middle English, from Late Latin, from Hebrew 'ēpôd; see ʔpd in Semitic roots.]
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(Clothing & Fashion) Old Testament an embroidered vestment believed to resemble an apron with shoulder straps, worn by priests in ancient Israel
[C14: from Hebrew ēphōdh]
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(ˈɛf ɒd, ˈi fɒd)

a richly embroidered vestment worn by the Jewish high priest.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin < Hebrew ēphōd]
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References in classic literature ?
The front door opened slowly, to show the hound, his nose white with milk, in charge of an ancient of days clad in a blue linen ephod curiously gathered on breast and shoulders.
When Aaron and his sons are first outfitted for the priesthood, they are to wear "a breastpiece, an ephod, a robe, a brocade tunic, a turban, and a sash" (Exod.
David is clad only in an ephod, essentially a loincloth worn by children.
Running through and stitching together the entire saga is The Lord of the Covenant, or The Baal-Berith, also known as Gideon's mysterious Ephod of Gold.
Soon after the beginning of the narrative, we are told: Now the man Micah had a house of God, and he made an ephod, and teraphim, and consecrated one of his sons, who became his priest.
Another note which he seems not to know how to deal with (although this book contains a Continentally-produced Rashi commentary, and there is a reasonably extensive literature discussing Rashi's presentation of Romance words in Hebrew clothing) presents in Hebrew characters the French names for the stones on the high priest's ephod (MS 165, p.
These are the offerings you are to receive from them: gold, silver and bronze; blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen; goat hair; ram skins dyed red and another type of durable leather; acacia wood; olive oil for the light; spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense; and onyx stones and other gems to be mounted on the ephod and breast piece."
We begin in 1 Samuel by hearing that Samuel was a boy ministering before the Lord, while wearing a linen ephod (a robe with priestly and ceremonial import).
And this is the offering that you shall take from them: gold, silver, and copper; blue, purple, and crimson wool; linen and goat hair; ram skins dyed red, tachash skins, and acacia wood; oil for lighting, spices for the anointing oil and for the incense; shoham stones and filling stones for the ephod and for the choshen.
In the Northern Kingdom YHWH was worshipped in the form of gillultm (stone idols), massekot (molten images), golden calves (2 Kings 17:12, 15-16), and perhaps an altar or Ephod. In Gen.
for all of Islam and will wear the green ephod of prophet