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Friday, December 21 2018
A Bible Journey, 89: Aaron's Vestments
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"Of the blue, and purple, and scarlet, they made cloths of service, to do service in the Holy Place, and made the holy garments for Aaron; as the LORD commanded Moses"
The curtains of the Tabernacle (see Exodus 26: The First Christian Tabernacle) and the outer perimeter walls of the Courtyard (see Exodus 38: The Courtyard Of The Tabernacle) were made "of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen" (see also Linen In History And Prophecy).
"36:37 And he made an hanging for the tabernacle door of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, of needlework;" (Exodus 36:37 KJV)
The work was done by skilled craftsmen - who were given greater skill by the Holy Spirit (see Exodus 31: The Spirit Of Creation).
"38:22 And Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah [see also Who Were The First Jews?], made all that the LORD commanded Moses. 38:23 And with him was Aholiab, son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, and a cunning workman, and an embroiderer in blue, and in purple, and in scarlet, and fine linen." (Exodus 38:22-23 KJV)
The "cloths of service, to do service in the holy place" for the High Priest and the serving priests were made of the same "blue, and purple, and scarlet."
"39:1 And of the blue, and purple, and scarlet, they made cloths of service, to do service in the holy place, and made the holy garments for Aaron; as the LORD commanded Moses." (Exodus 39:1 KJV)
The Ephod, from the Hebrew word pronounced ay-fode, meaning to bind or encircle, was a sacred garment worn by the Levitical High Priest. It was skillfully woven from fine linen and embroidered with blue, purple and scarlet. The two sections of the ephod were joined together at the shoulders and bound at the waist with a belt of the same design. The ephod was the central part of the priest's official garments.
"39:2 And he made the ephod of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen. 39:3 And they did beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires, to work it in the blue, and in the purple, and in the scarlet, and in the fine linen, with cunning work. 39:4 They made shoulderpieces for it, to couple it together: by the two edges was it coupled together. 39:5 And the curious girdle of his ephod, that was upon it, was of the same, according to the work thereof; of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen; as the LORD commanded Moses.
On the Breastpiece were mounted "stones according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, like the engravings of a signet, every one with his name, according to the twelve tribes."
"39:8 And he made the breastplate of cunning work, like the work of the ephod; of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen. 39:9 It was foursquare; they made the breastplate double: a span was the length thereof, and a span the breadth thereof, being doubled. 39:10 And they set in it four rows of stones: the first row was a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this was the first row. 39:11 And the second row, an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond. 39:12 And the third row, a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst. 39:13 And the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper: they were inclosed in ouches of gold in their inclosings. 39:14 And the stones were according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, like the engravings of a signet, every one with his name, according to the twelve tribes.
All of the priestly garments were made according to the same design and method, with "pomegranates of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined linen" (see also Pomegranates).
"39:22 And he made the robe of the ephod of woven work, all of blue. 39:23 And there was an hole in the midst of the robe, as the hole of an habergeon, with a band round about the hole, that it should not rend. 39:24 And they made upon the hems of the robe pomegranates of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined linen. 39:25 And they made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates upon the hem of the robe, round about between the pomegranates; 39:26 A bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate, round about the hem of the robe to minister in; as the LORD commanded Moses.
When the work was completed, the final inspection was done by Moses, to whom the LORD (Who was and is Jesus Christ; see Genesis 1: In The Beginning Was The Word and The Kingdom Of The LORD God) had given the instructions, "According to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so the children of Israel made all the work."
"39:32 Thus was all the work of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation finished: and the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so did they. 39:33 And they brought the tabernacle unto Moses, the tent, and all his furniture, his taches, his boards, his bars, and his pillars, and his sockets, 39:34 And the covering of rams' skins dyed red, and the covering of badgers' skins, and the vail of the covering, 39:35 The ark of the testimony, and the staves thereof, and the mercy seat, 39:36 The table, and all the vessels thereof, and the shewbread, 39:37 The pure candlestick, with the lamps thereof, even with the lamps to be set in order, and all the vessels thereof, and the oil for light, 39:38 And the golden altar, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and the hanging for the tabernacle door, 39:39 The brasen altar, and his grate of brass, his staves, and all his vessels, the laver and his foot, 39:40 The hangings of the court, his pillars, and his sockets, and the hanging for the court gate, his cords, and his pins, and all the vessels of the service of the tabernacle, for the tent of the congregation, 39:41 The cloths of service to do service in the holy place, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and his sons' garments, to minister in the priest's office.
Fact Finder: (a) What was the original Christian purpose of the Levite priesthood? (b) How did the Levite priesthood change so that it eventually rejected Jesus Christ and observed Judaism? (c) When did some of the Levites begin returning to the Messiah?
This Day In History, December 21
640: Muslim forces captured the "Babylon Fortress" in the Nile Delta after a seven-month siege (see also A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad).
1140: Conrad III of Germany (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation) besieged Weinsberg.
1872: The HMS Challenger, commanded by Captain George Nares, sailed from Portsmouth, England on the Challenger expedition.
1883: The Royal Canadian Dragoons and the Royal Canadian Regiment, the first permanent force cavalry and infantry regiments of the Canadian Army, were established.
1898: French scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discovered radium.
1908: Klara Hitler, mother of Adolf Hitler, died of breast cancer at age 47. It was after his mother's death that Adolf Hitler began his homeless hobo years in Vienna, Austria (Hitler was born in Austria, not Germany) where he developed his warped psychological basis of his supposed "socialist" (NAZI is the abbreviation for his National Socialist party) and anti-Semitic (his resentment toward Jewish shopkeepers, while he was living on the street and in homeless shelters) attitudes (see Why Does Satan Love Liars? and Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion; also The Terrorist Attack That Enabled Hitler To Become A Dictator and Russia Or Europe - Who Has Been The Invader?).
1910: 2,500,000 plague victims were reported in the An-Hul province of China (see also Leviticus 13: Bacteria).
1946: An earthquake and tidal wave killed hundreds of people in Japan.
1948: Ireland declared itself a republic, rather than a dominion, and withdrew from the British Commonwealth.
1958: Charles de Gaulle (an ancient geographic name; see the map below) was elected the first President of the France's Fifth Republic.
1967: Louis Washkansky, the first human heart transplant patient, died 18 days after the operation by Dr. Christiaan Barnard in Cape Town, South Africa.
1975: Terrorists of the "Arm of the Arab Revolution" led by "Carlos the Jackal" raided the OPEC headquarters in Vienna and held 11 oil ministers and their staff hostage.
1986: 500,000 Chinese students gathered in Shanghai's People's Square calling for democratic reforms, including freedom of the press.
1988: Pan-Am flight 103, a Boeing 747, was blown up by on-board bomb over Lockerbie, Scotland. 259 passengers and crew, and 11 other people on the ground, were killed by the Muslim terrorist bomb.
1991: 11 of the former 15 Soviet republics proclaimed the birth of the Commonwealth of Independent States and the death of the USSR. Of the other 4 former Soviet republics, 3 Baltic states were already independent and Georgia chose not to join the Commonwealth.
1993: President Boris Yeltsin abruptly abolished the former KGB security police, saying the huge force Russian citizens feared for decades was "incapable of being reformed."