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High priest’s breastpiece
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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.
High Priest
High Priest The chief or head priest at a location of worship. In the Bible, this most commonly refers to the high priest of Yahweh in ancient Israelite worship.
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
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
Priest, High
Priest, High [Heb. hakkōhēn haggāḏōl—‘the great priest’; Gk. archiereús]; CHIEF PRIEST [Heb. hakkōhēn hārōʾš—‘the head priest’; Gk. archiereús]. I. Background II. Dress III. Origin and Importance IV. Responsibilities V. Postexilic Development VI. Greco-Roman Period
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.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Priest, High
PRIEST, HIGH. In Israel, as in many other states with historical priestly religions, a hierarchical system of graduated powers and responsibilities existed with a chief or high priest at the head of the organization. For over a millennium before Moses, each of the larger temples and religious centers
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
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
High Priest
High PriestThe primary official of the Israelite cultus. According to the Torah, the office of high priest goes back to the Sinaitic revelation. From Aaron, an uninterrupted hereditary chain of high priests links the portable tabernacle of the wilderness to the Second Temple in Jerusalem (Num. 25:10–13).
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
High Priest
High Priest (Heb. hākkōhēn hāggādōl “the great priest,” hākkōhēn hāmmāšiaḥ “the anointed priest”).† The Old Testament mediator between Yahweh and the people of Israel who, in addition to performing sacrifices and rituals like other priests, acted to expiate the sins of the nation on
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
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Priests, Jewish
PRIESTS AND PRIESTHOOD, JEWISHThis entry deals with the traditional view of the priesthood as it emerges from ancient biblical commentaries and age-old tradition. These sources illuminate our understanding of the NT.1. Descent and Duties of the Priests2. The High Priest3. New Testament and Talmudic