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.”