It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
One of the most exciting projects ever begun by the Temple Institute is currently underway: the production of the garments for the High Priest. "And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother... and these are the garments which they shall make: a breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe... " (Ex. 28)
Pictured here are the stones, set in golden settings and engraved with the names of the twelve tribes of Israel.
This garment is called choshen mishpat in Hebrew, which means the "breastplate of judgment" or "decision." Square-shaped and worn over the heart, it was called so because of the unique role which it played in helping to render fateful decisions.
The two "Remembrance Stones" that go on the shoulders of the ephod of the High Priest. The Bible calls these two stones "remembrance stones:"
"And you shall place the two stones on the two shoulders of the ephod as remembrance stones for the Children of Israel. And Aaron shall carry their names before G-d on his two shoulders as a remembrance." (Ex. 28:12)
and to ensure we do not think of this as a Metal Item as breastplate implies
The Bible instructs that each thread used in the High Priest's breastplate and ephod must be 28 ply: each thread is made from 6 threads each of TECHELET (sky-blue), of ARGAMAN (purple), of TOLA'AT SHANI (crimson) and of white twisted linen, and 4 threads of PURE GOLD.
Originally posted by KRISKALI777
Although the ephod may have been replacable, I dont think this is in the same realm of importance as the breastplate.
The Ephod apparently was equipt with 12 onyx stones (6 on each side); bearing the sigils representing the 12 tribes. Maybe the epaulettes were detactable, when new garb was needed?
The thing of most interest to me, is the elctromechanical workings of the breastplate and associated apparatus, such as the Ark.
Inlaid with 12 precious and semi-precious stones, on a golden foundation; would suggest an ancient peizoelectric device. there... Urim & Thummim; what the hell were they? we've heard of the dogmatic slant, but I'd like to discuss the known scientific whyfores!!!