New International Version (NIV)
The Priestly Garments
28 “Have Aaron your brother brought to you from among the Israelites, along with his sons Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, so they may serve me as priests. 2 Make sacred garments for your brother Aaron to give him dignity and honor. 3 Tell all the skilled workers to whom I have given wisdom in such matters that they are to make garments for Aaron, for his consecration, so he may serve me as priest. 4 These are the garments they are to make: a breastpiece, an ephod, a robe, a woven tunic, a turban and a sash. They are to make these sacred garments for your brother Aaron and his sons, so they may serve me as priests. 5 Have them use gold, and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and fine linen.
Israel’s High Priest
Aaron, Moses’ brother was the first high priest. The high priest was head over all the other priest. He was in charge of the sacrifices in the tabernacle, either doing them himself or making sure they were properly done. He was the only priest allowed to enter the Most Holy Place in the tabernacle, and that was allowed only once each year on the Day of Atonement. The high priest was the one who discovered God’s will with the use of the Urim and Thummin (see Exodus 28:30).
Janet Irene Thomas
Bible Stories Theatre of
Fine & Performing Arts