Gold rings helped attach the ephod to the high priest

Exodus Bible Background

02.01.2017 – Old Testament: Exo 28.26–28

To read the Bible in a year, read Exodus 27–28 on February 1, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

Everything used in the tabernacle was special, including the rings that attached to the ephod, helping to secure it to the chest of the high priest as he served in the tabernacle,

“You shall make two rings of gold, and put them on the two ends of the breastplate, on the edge of it, which is on the inner side of the ephod. And two other rings of gold you shall make, and put them on the two shoulder straps, underneath the ephod toward its front, right at the seam above the intricately woven band of the ephod. They shall bind the breastplate by means of its rings to the rings of the ephod, using a blue cord, so that it is above the intricately woven band of the ephod, and so that the breastplate does not come loose from the ephod (Exodus 28.26–28). 

Nothing cheap went into the ephod that covered the heart of the sons of Aaron as they entered the tabernacle to make atonement for the children of Israel. The sons of Aaron performed the chief work on Earth, for it superseded anything else done on Earth. Therefore, only the best materials and the most colorful did the Lord command for the tabernacle.


  • What supersedes the work that our High Priest Jesus Christ performs?
  • Have you gone to Him for the forgiveness of your sins?

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