One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in ancient Israel) a sleeveless garment worn by Jewish priests.
- ‘Like the jewels in the ephod and the breastplate, we are precious in the eyes of God the Father and of God the Son.’
- ‘And Doeg the Edomite turned, and he fell upon the priests, and slew on that day fourscore and five persons that did wear a linen ephod.’
- ‘Samuel is portrayed as an excellent servant who ‘was ministering before the Lord, a boy wearing a linen ephod’.’
Late Middle English: from Hebrew 'ēp̱ōḏ.
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