[ef-od, ee-fod] /ˈɛf ɒd, ˈi fɒd/
a richly embroidered, apronlike vestment having two shoulder straps and ornamental attachments for securing the breastplate, worn with a waistband by the high priest. Ex. 28:6, 7, 25–28.
(Old Testament) an embroidered vestment believed to resemble an apron with shoulder straps, worn by priests in ancient Israel
Hebrew ephod, from aphad “to put on.”
something girt, a sacred vestment worn originally by the high priest (Ex. 28:4), afterwards by the ordinary priest (1 Sam. 22:18), and characteristic of his office (1 Sam. 2:18, 28; 14:3). It was worn by Samuel, and also by David (2 Sam. 6:14). It was made of fine linen, and consisted of two pieces, which hung from the neck, and covered both the back and front, above the tunic and outer garment (Ex. 28:31). That of the high priest was embroidered with divers colours. The two pieces were joined together over the shoulders (hence in Latin called superhumerale) by clasps or buckles of gold or precious stones, and fastened round the waist by a “curious girdle of gold, blue, purple, and fine twined linen” (28:6-12). The breastplate, with the Urim and Thummim, was attached to the ephod.
[ef-awr, ef-er] /ˈɛf ɔr, ˈɛf ər/ noun, plural ephors, ephori [ef-uh-rahy] /ˈɛf əˌraɪ/ (Show IPA) 1. one of a body of magistrates in various ancient Dorian states, especially at Sparta, where a body of five was elected annually by the people. /ˈɛfɔː/ noun (pl) -ors, -ori (-əˌraɪ) 1. (in ancient Greece) one of a board […]
the Greek form of a Syro-Chaldaic or Aramaic word, meaning “Be opened,” uttered by Christ when healing the man who was deaf and dumb (Mark 7:34). It is one of the characteristics of Mark that he uses the very Aramaic words which fell from our Lord’s lips. (See 3:17; 5:41; 7:11; 14:36; 15:34.)
[ee-free-uh m, ee-fruh m; for 4 also ef-ruh m] /ˈi fri əm, ˈi frəm; for 4 also ˈɛf rəm/ noun 1. the younger son of Joseph. Gen. 41:52. 2. the tribe of Israel traditionally descended from him. Gen. 48:1. 3. the Biblical kingdom of the Hebrews in N Palestine, including ten of the twelve tribes. […]
- Ephraim in the wilderness
(John 11: 54), a town to which our Lord retired with his disciples after he had raised Lazarus, and when the priests were conspiring against him. It lay in the wild, uncultivated hill-country to the north-east of Jerusalem, betwen the central towns and the Jordan valley.