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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #640 - אָפַד
1) (Qal) bind, gird
1a) to gird on (ephod)
1b) (TWOT) ephod
1372) dp (פד PD) AC: Redeem CO: ? AB: ?: The pictograph p is a picture of the open mouth, the d is a picture of a door. Combined these mean "open the door". When one is redeemed they gird on their clothes for leaving. To bring back to an original state.
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Qal Perfect וְאָפַדְתָּ לוֺ בְּחֵשֶׁכ חָאֵפֹד Exodus 29:5 and thou shalt gird the ephod upon him with the cunningly-wrought band of the ephod; so Imperfect וַיֶּאְמֹּד לוֺבּוֺ "" (חגרׅ Leviticus 8:7.
אָפַד fut. יֶאְפֹּד to gird on, to put on, specially used of the ephod אֵפוֹד of the high priest, Exodus 29:5; Leviticus 8:7. Hence are derived אֵפוֹד and the following words.