Ephod (Breastplate of Aaron)

The ephod was the sacred vestment of the Hebrew High Priest. It was constructed of two pieces of embroidered linen, and covered the back and the chest. The Ephod was worn under an attached breastplate set with twelve precious stones representing the twelve tribes of Israel. The breatplate is referred to as the breastplate of Aaron after the brother of Moses, the first High priest to wear the device.

The ephod and the breastplate

The High Priest’s garments

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Susie April 28, 2010 at 11:26 am

Was the ephod exactly the same on the back as the front? Do you have a picture of the back? What does it mean in 1Samuel 14:17 when Saul asked for the ephod, but then said, “Put the ephod away.” ?

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