- ‘Breastplate’ in AV and sometimes in NRSV, REB, NJB. It was a dramatic part of the ceremonial garb worn by Aaron (Exod. 28:15) when he ministered before the Holy of Holies in the tabernacle. Its four rows of three precious stones represented the twelve tribes which Aaron therefore symbolically brought before the Lord.A military breastplate was worn as protective armour (1 Kgs. 22:34) and as such the word becomes a metaphor in the NT (e.g. Eph. 6:14).
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