1 An item of Aaron’s ceremonial garb (Exod 28:15; Exod 22-30:15; Exod 39:8-21; Lev 8:8). A kind of pouch, it was a square (about 9 by 9 inche) made by folding in half a rectangular piece of material. The symbolic nature of the breastpiece emerges further from the assemblage of twelve gemstones attached to it, each inscribed like a signet with the name of an Israelite tribe. In addition, the Urim and Thummim were attached to the breastpiece. 2A military garment, a cuirass or plate of metal or mail worn on the chest (1Kgs 22:34). The metaphoric use of breastpiece in (Isa 59:17) and in the NT (Eph 6:14; 1Thess 5:8; Rev 9:9; Rev 9:17) probably stems from the military, protective sense rather than from the ritual priestly usage.
15You shall make a breastpiece of judgment, in skilled work; you shall make it in the style of the ephod; of gold, of blue and purple and crimso ... View more
Laws of Restitution
1 When someone steals an ox or a sheep, and slaughters it or sells it, the thief shall pay five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. ... View more
8He made the breastpiece, in skilled work, like the work of the ephod, of gold, of blue, purple, and crimson yarns, and of fine twisted linen.9It was square; th ... View more
8He placed the breastpiece on him, and in the breastpiece he put the Urim and the Thummim.
34But a certain man drew his bow and unknowingly struck the king of Israel between the scale armor and the breastplate; so he said to the driver of his chariot, ... View more
17He put on righteousness like a breastplate,
and a helmet of salvation on his head;
he put on garments of vengeance for clothing,
and wrapped himself in fury a ... View more
14Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness.
8But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, and put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.
9they had scales like iron breastplates, and the noise of their wings was like the noise of many chariots with horses rushing into battle.
17And this was how I saw the horses in my vision: the riders wore breastplates the color of fire and of sapphire and of sulfur; the heads of the horses were lik ... View more