Tuesday, June 12, 2012

High Priest Garments - Final Review

Let's review all of the garments of the High Priest (Aaron) and his Sons. Let's begin with the High Priest garments:

And here is a diagram of all the garments that High Priest would wear. From left to right and from bottom to the top:

  1. Linen Breeches (or Trousers) - the undergarment.
  2. White Tunic
  3. Blue Robe with the embroidered Trees and the Golden Bells on its bottom half
  4. Ephod (The Vestment) with two "onyx" stones engraved with 12 names, embroidered in the golden fillings on its shoulders.
  5. Breastplate of Judgement with the 12 stones engraved with 12 names, Golden Rings, Golden Chains, Golden Mounts and Blue Laces
  6. Colored Embroidered Sash
  7. Golden Frontlet with the engraving (קדש ליהוה) and with the Blue Lace to mount it on the head.
  8. Linen Turban

Please note that traditional sources usually list 7 garments as these sources usually  join either Golden Frontlet with the Turban or the Breastplate of Judgement with the Ephod. 

Now, let's take a look at the garments of the Sons of the High Priest: 

From left to right, from bottom to top:

  1. Linen Breeches (or Trousers) - the undergarment.
  2. White Tunic
  3. Linen Sash
  4. Linen Cap


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