Exodus 39 Commentary

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Exodus 39:1

Material for the priestly garments is manufactured.

Exodus 39:2-7

The ephod is made. It is a special item of clothing for the high priest. It was fashioned of the material described in verse 1, along with twisted linen, as well as gold threads and onyx stones that would decorate it.

Exodus 39:8-21

Along with the ephod, the high priest wore a breastpiece. It was made of the same material as the ephod and had twelve stones arranged in four rows on it.

Exodus 39:22-26

The High Priest’s robe is constructed. It was made of blue material and decorated with pomegranates and gold bells.

Exodus 39:27-29

The priests' turbans, caps, breeches, and sashes are made.

Exodus 39:30-31

Attached to the turban was its most prominent feature—the plate. It was engraved and fastened to the turban with a blue sash.

Exodus 39:32-43

Verses 32 – 43 contain an inventory of the materials used to make the tabernacle and its furnishings. It signaled the completion of the tabernacle and listed the materials involved in its construction. Included in this section is a recognition of the people’s obedience by following the LORD’s instructions given to Moses. As a result, Moses blessed them.