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#208589 - 12/31/12 05:01 PM Re: Kilting party [Re: maverick]
Loc: Lancaster, UK
Collins has it so:-
an embroidered vestment believed to resemble an apron with shoulder straps, worn by priests in ancient Israel
[from Hebrew ēphōdh]_________________________
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#208596 - 12/31/12 06:43 PM Re: Kilting party [Re: maverick]
Originally Posted By: maverick> put the ephod upon him
Yes, very curious - since I gather this word comes from the Hebrew meaning 'to put on', it looks suspiciously like a translation error, doesn't it?
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#208597 - 12/31/12 07:12 PM Re: Kilting party [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
Google images of Ephod:
Edited by LukeJavan8 (12/31/12 07:13 PM)_________________________
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#208602 - 12/31/12 08:38 PM Re: Kilting party [Re: Faldage]
Hi Fong, Happy New Year to you and the lovely AnnaS. 'Back' may be a little premature, having popped in for a reminder about Tom Swifties, but.
Thanks Rhuby and Luke - yes, I get that we're talking about a garment used in religious rituals that is more or less an apron or, schematically, a decorative wife-beater. But the only etymology I found suggested that the noun came from 'aphad', meaning 'to put on'. So the original meaning was something like…
And he put upon him the coat, and girded him with the girdle, and clothed him with the robe, and put the ‘thing you put on’ upon him, and he girded him with the curious girdle of the ‘thing you put on’, and bound [it] unto him therewith.
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