Certayne Qvestions concerning silk or vvool in the high priest's ephod, 1605.
The "robe of the ephod" was woven in one piece, and all of blue.
The blue robe of the ephod is expressive of the entirely heavenly character of our High-Priest.
The ephod, of which we hear so often, was evidently at one time an idol.
A girdle or band, of one piece with the ephod, fastened it to the body.
So it was with Gideon's ephod or image, which was however used in seeking oracles.
Should I tear off the ephod, I scarcely fancy 'twould blaze upon another's breast.
The name given to the sockets for fastening the stones in the ephod.
For the expression is used that all Israel went a whoring after the ephod.
And Gedeon made an ephod thereof, and put it in his city Ephra.
Hebrew ephod, from aphad "to put on."
something girt, a sacred vestment worn originally by the high priest (Ex. 28:4), afterwards by the ordinary priest (1 Sam. 22:18), and characteristic of his office (1 Sam. 2:18, 28; 14:3). It was worn by Samuel, and also by David (2 Sam. 6:14). It was made of fine linen, and consisted of two pieces, which hung from the neck, and covered both the back and front, above the tunic and outer garment (Ex. 28:31). That of the high priest was embroidered with divers colours. The two pieces were joined together over the shoulders (hence in Latin called superhumerale) by clasps or buckles of gold or precious stones, and fastened round the waist by a "curious girdle of gold, blue, purple, and fine twined linen" (28:6-12). The breastplate, with the Urim and Thummim, was attached to the ephod.