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Exodus 28:11

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.

Exodus 28:13-14

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.

Exodus 28:20

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.

Exodus 28:25

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.

Exodus 36:18

36:18 He made fifty bronze clasps to join the tent together so that it might be a unit. 7 

Exodus 39:6


39:6 They set the onyx stones in gold filigree settings, engraved as with the engravings of a seal 8  with the names of the sons of Israel. 9 

Exodus 39:13

39:13 and the fourth row, a chrysolite, an onyx, and a jasper. They were enclosed in gold filigree settings.

Exodus 39:16

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.

Exodus 39:18

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.

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