28:6 the ephod. This sleeveless linen garment decorated with colored thread was made from costly materials and reached from the breast down to the hips. It had shoulder straps with two onyx stones engraved with the names of the tribes, and a waistband (39:2–7). The breastpiece that contained the Urim and Thummim was fastened to the ephod (v. 27; 1 Sam. 23:9–10).