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Breastpiece
Breastplate
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Breastpiece
BREASTPIECE [Heb ḥōšen (חֹשֶׁן)]. An item made of fabric that constituted part of the high priest’s apparel. A different term, “breastplate” [Heb širyôn], refers to a type of metal armor worn by soldiers.The breastpiece of Aaron’s priestly wardrobe is described in great detail in the tabernacle texts
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Breastpiece
Breastpiece, Breastplate. 1. Part of the ceremonial garment of the high priest (Ex 25:7).See Priests and Levites.2. Piece of armor worn to protect the chest. The word is used figuratively in several passages. Isaiah 59:17 says that God put on righteousness as a breastplate as he prepared to take vengeance
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Breastpiece
BREASTPIECE*, BREASTPLATE*1. Part of the ceremonial garment of the high priest (Ex 25:7). See Priests and Levites.2. Piece of armor worn to protect the chest. The word is used figuratively in several passages. Isaiah 59:17 says that God put on righteousness as a breastplate or body armor as he prepared
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Breastpiece
breastpiece.1 An item of Aaron’s ceremonial vestments (Exod. 28:15, 22–30; 39:8–21; Lev. 8:8). A kind of pouch, it was a square (about 9 by 9 inches) made by folding in half a rectangular piece of material. It was attached to the ephod by two chains, two frames, and three pairs of rings, all of gold.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Breastpiece
BreastpieceA × cm. (× in.) square bag made of multicolored fabrics. To it were attached 12 stones, each engraved with the name of one of the 12 tribes. The breastpiece (Heb. ḥōšen) was connected to the high priest’s ephod (tunic) by golden rings attached to its corners. Cords of gold and blue were
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Breastpiece
Breastpiece (Heb. ḥôšen). An article of clothing worn by the high priest (Exod. 28:15ff.; KJV “breastplate”; JB “pectoral”), most likely a pouch (cf. v. 3, “in” it; v. 16 “double,” i.e., folded double), about 23 cm. (9 in.) long and wide (thus a square, v. 16). It was made of the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Breastpiece
BREASTPIECE The outermost vestment of the high priest; it is described in detail in Exod 28:5–30 and 39:8–21 (cf. Lev 8:8). The breastpiece was made of linen with gold, blue, purple, and scarlet woolen threads embroidered into it; the fabric formed a 10-inch (25–centimeter) square that covered the chest
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Breastpiece
Breastpiecebreastpiece (kjv: ‘breastplate’), an item of Aaron’s ceremonial garb (Exod. 28:15, 22–30; 39:8–21; Lev. 8:8). A kind of pouch, it was a square (about 9 × 9 inches) made by folding in half a rectangular piece of material. Attached to the ephod by two chains, two frames, and three pairs of
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Breastplate
Breastʹplate, a term applied in our English Version to two very different pieces of equipment.1. Sacerdotal.—This was a beautiful part of the dress of the Jewish high priest, covering his breast and composed of richly embroidered cloth, in which were set, in four rows, twelve precious stones, whereon
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Breastpiece
The breastplate worn by the priest during the service in the temple at high holidays was made of precious stones, each symbolizing one of the tribes of Israel.breastpiece. KJV, “breastplate.” This garment (Heb. ḥōšen H3136, from a root possibly meaning “beauty, excellence”) was an elaborately decorated
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BREASTPIECE
BREASTPIECE [חֹשֶׁןkhoshen]. The breastpiece was a bag woven from gold, purple, blue, and crimson threads worn by the high priest over his EPHOD (Exod 28:5–30; 39:8–21). Adorned with precious stones arranged in four rows of three each, corresponding to the tribes of Israel, and attached to the ephod