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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Exodus 28:31-39

Here is, 1. Direction given concerning the robe of the ephod, Exod. 28:31-35. This was next under the ephod, and reached down to the knees, was without sleeves, and was put on over their head, having holes on the sides to put the arms through, or, as Maimonides describes it, was not sewed together on the sides at all. The hole on the top, through which the head was put, was carefully bound about, that it might not tear in the putting on. In religious worship, care must be taken to prevent... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Exodus 28:32

And there shall be a hole in the top of it, in the midst thereof ,.... At the neck of it, for the high priest to put his head through when he put it on: it shall have a binding of woven work round about the hole of it ; a large hem or selvage, perhaps of the same kind of woven stuff the robe itself was made of, and this was done to strengthen it: as it were the hole of an habergeon ; a corslet or coat of mail: that it be not rent ; when the high priest put it on; or through the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 28:1-38

Aaron in his priesthood the type of Jesus. I. IN HIS APPOINTMENT ( Exodus 28:1 ). 1 . He is chosen of God ( Hebrews 5:4 ), and therefore our accepted intercessor. 2 . He is taken from among his brethren; "from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me." The priest who ministers before God for us must go up with a brother's heart and with experience of human infirmity ( Hebrews 4:15 ). II. IN HIS ARRAY . The holy garments were "for glory and... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 28:32

An hole in the top of it . A mere circular hole for the head to go through, unaccompanied by a slit or longitudinal opening. In the midst of it . Midway between the two arm-holes. A binding of woven work round about the hole of it . This would strengthen the edge of the opening) and prevent it from tearing or fraying. The binding was probably sewn on after the frock was woven. As it were the hole of an habergeon . Linen corselets or habergeons have been found in Egypt. They were... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Exodus 28:1-43

(Compare Exodus 39:1-31.) Moses is now commanded to commit all that pertains to the offerings made to the Lord in the sanctuary to the exclusive charge of the members of a single family, who were to hold their office from generation to generation. In the patriarchal times, the external rites of worship had generally been conducted by the head of the tribe or family, in accordance with the principle involved in the dedication of the firstborn Exodus 13:2; Numbers 3:12-13. Moses, as the... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Exodus 28:32-33

Exodus 28:32-33. An habergeon A coat of armour. Pomegranates The figures of pomegranates, but flat and embroidered. read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Exodus 28:1-43

Click image for full-size versionClothing for the priests (28:1-43)All priests wore special clothing that gave them a dignity and honour suited to their office. The high priest’s clothing was especially striking, but more importantly its various pieces helped the people understand the sacredness of his functions before God (28:1-3).The most colourful piece of clothing worn by the high priest was the ephod (GNB: sacred vest), a short linen garment of the same material as the tabernacle curtains... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Exodus 28:32

hole in the top of it , in the midst. To enable the hand of the High Priest to be put into the bag to draw out the Urim or Thummim. Compare Exodus 28:16 and Exodus 28:26 , also Exodus 39:8 , Exodus 39:19 . See also the note on Exodus 28:30 . habergron = coat of mail. read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Exodus 28:31-35

THE ROBE"And thou shalt make the robe of the ephod all of blue. And it shall have a hole for the head in the midst thereof: it shall have a binding of woven work round about the hole of it, as it were the hole of a coat of mail, that it be not rent. And upon the skirts of it make pomegranates of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, round about the skirts thereof; and bells of gold between them round about: a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the skirts of the... read more

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