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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.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Breastplate
BREASTPLATE Armor worn by soldiers to protect the chest, and thus the heart (1 Kgs 22:34; 2 Chr 18:33). The breastplate was also used metaphorically to describe righteousness (Isa 59:17; cf. Eph 6:14; 1 Thess 5:8).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Breastplate
Breastplate(1.) That piece of ancient armour that protected the breast. This word is used figuratively in Eph. 6:14 and Isa. 59:17. (See ARMOUR.)(2.) An ornament covering the breast of the high priest, first mentioned in Ex. 25:7. It was made of embroidered cloth, set with four rows of precious stones,
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BREASTPLATE OF THE HIGH PRIEST
BREASTPLATE OF THE HIGH PRIEST<prest>: The Hebrew word חֹשֶׁן‎ [choshen], rendered in the King James Version “breastplate,” means really a “pouch” or “bag.” The references to it are found exclusively in the Priestly Code (Exodus 25:7; 28; 29:5; 35:9, 27; 39; Leviticus 8:8). The descriptions
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
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Breastplate
BREASTPLATE Piece of defensive armor. Paul used the military breastplate as an illustration of Christian virtues. Ephesians 6:14 reflects Isa. 59:17, symbolizing the breastplate as righteousness. Faith and love are symbolized in 1 Thess. 5:8. Breastplates were also strong symbols of evil (Rev. 9:9, 17).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Breastplate of the High Priest
BREASTPLATE OF THE HIGH PRIEST, prēst: The Heb word חֹשֶן‎, ḥōshen, rendered in AV “breastplate,” means really a “pouch” or “bag.” The references to it are found exclusively in the PC (Ex 25:7; 28; 29:5; 35:9, 27; 39; Lev 8:8). The descriptions of its composition and particularly the directions with
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BREASTPLATE
BREASTPLATE [שִׁרְיוֹןshiryon; θώραξ thōrax]. Chest armor made of leather, metal, or a combination of the two, used throughout the Near East as early as the 3rd millennium bce (1 Kgs 22:34; 2 Chr 18:33). The breastplate evolved into a two-piece cuirass, which protected the back. The Romans wore the
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