This week’s Parashat describe the priest’s ceremonial robes and their construction.
The style, color, and materials that go into the construction of the priestly garments are rich with significance
and can be described as garments of glory and beauty. Shemot / Exodus
39:3 says Then they hammered out gold sheets and cut them into
threads to be woven in with the blue and the purple and the scarlet material, and the fine linen, the work of a
skillful workman. (NASB) This is particularly interesting since gold is a yellow precious metal
that has been known and used as a monetary medium throughout history. The construction of the garments with
the use of gold threads provides us with an inherent preciousness and value in the role of the Cohen HaGadol
(Hight Priest). In addition to this, Shemot / Exodus says
“… petilim lasot betoch hatchelet u’btoch
haargaman u’vtoch tolaat hashaniy u’vtoch hashesh maaseh khoshev” the use of
the Hebrew word “betoch” (and “u’vetoch”) meaning “in the midst
of” indicates that the golden threads are to be intertwined with a three cord thread of blue,
purple and scarlet material. I believe there is a spiritual significance of incorporating the golden
thread into the priestly garments that speaks of our relationship with God and Yeshua’s role as savior
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