28:11 You are to engrave the two stones with the names of the sons of Israel with the work of an engraver in stone, like the engravings of a seal; 1 you are to have them set 2 in gold filigree 3 settings.
28:13 You are to make filigree settings of gold 28:14 and two braided chains of pure gold, like a cord, and attach the chains to the settings.
28:20 and the fourth row, a chrysolite, an onyx, and a jasper. 4 They are to be enclosed in gold in their filigree settings.
28:25 the other 5 two ends of the two chains you will attach to the two settings and then attach them 6 to the shoulder pieces of the ephod at the front of it.
36:18 He made fifty bronze clasps to join the tent together so that it might be a unit. 7
39:13 and the fourth row, a chrysolite, an onyx, and a jasper. They were enclosed in gold filigree settings.
39:16 and they made two gold filigree settings and two gold rings, and they attached the two rings to the upper 10 two ends of the breastpiece.
39:18 the other 11 two ends of the two chains they attached to the two settings, and they attached them to the shoulder pieces of the ephod at the front of it.
1 sn Expert stone or gem engravers were used to engrave designs and names in identification seals of various sizes. It was work that skilled artisans did.
2 tn Or “you will mount them” (NRSV similar).
3 tn Or “rosettes,” shield-like frames for the stones. The Hebrew word means “to plait, checker.”
4 sn U. Cassuto (Exodus, 375-76) points out that these are the same precious stones mentioned in Ezek 28:13 that were to be found in Eden, the garden of God. So the priest, when making atonement, was to wear the precious gems that were there and symbolized the garden of Eden when man was free from sin.
5 tn Here “the other” has been supplied.
6 tn Here “them” has been supplied.
7 tn The construction uses the infinitive construct from the verb “to be” to express this purpose clause: “to be one,” or, “so that it might be a unit.”
8 tn Or “as seals are engraved.”
9 sn The twelve names were those of Israel’s sons. The idea was not the remembrance of the twelve sons as such, but the twelve tribes that bore their names.
10 tn Here “upper” has been supplied.
11 tn Here “other” has been supplied.