Scripture authority is given in proof that the very garments possessed
the faculty of making atonement for sin every whit as effectually as
animal sacrifices. We are taught that the priest's shirt atones for
murder, his drawers atone for whoredom, his mitre for pride, his girdle
for evil thoughts, his breastplate for injustice, his ephod for
idolatry; his overcoat atones for slander, and the golden plate on his
forehead atones for impudence.
THE TALMUD, _Zevachim_, fol. 88, col. 2.