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Exodus 28:9

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28:9 “You are to take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel, 1 

Exodus 28:11

Context
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; 2  you are to have them set 3  in gold filigree 4  settings.

1 tn Although this is normally translated “Israelites,” here a more literal translation is clearer because it refers to the names of the twelve tribes – the actual sons of Israel.

2 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.

3 tn Or “you will mount them” (NRSV similar).

4 tn Or “rosettes,” shield-like frames for the stones. The Hebrew word means “to plait, checker.”



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