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High Priest’s Garments
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Breastpiece of the High Priest
Breastpiece of the High Priest (חֹשֶׁן‎, choshen). A decorative and functional vestment that Aaron and subsequent high priests were to wear during temple activities.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Breastpiece of the High Priest
Breastpiece of the High Priest [Heb. ḥôšen]; AV BREASTPLACE. Apparently a pouch or bag referred to in the Torah (Ex. 25:7; 28; 29:5; 35:9, 27; 39; Lev. 8:8). Of obscure nature, it seems to have been a multicolored embroidered fabric square (Ex. 28:15f), and was attached to the ephod by four golden
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.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Breastpiece of the High Priest
BREASTPIECE OF THE HIGH PRIEST. Heb. ḥōšen, interpretatively translated ‘breastplate’, ‘breastpiece’ (Ex. 28:4, 15–30; 39:8–21; cf. lxx, peristēthion, Ex. 28:4), is, however, etymologically obscure. The former relation to Arab. cognates with the sense ‘beauty’ is not now usually given credence and
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Antimensium
Antimensium is in the Greek Church a silk cloth blessed by the bishop for use where there is no altar, corresponding, therefore, to the portable altar of the Latin Church.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Breastpiece of the High Priest
BREASTPIECE OF THE HIGH PRIEST Piece of elaborate embroidery about nine inches square worn by the high priest upon his breast. It was set with 12 stones with the name of one of the 12 tribes of Israel engraved on each stone. The breastpiece was a special item worn by the high priest as he ministered