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Welcome to Tim Hatch Live, your premier destination for insightful Bible study sessions! In this enlightening episode, we embark on a journey through Exodus 28, unraveling the intricate symbolism woven into the garments of the High Priest. As we meticulously examine each element, from the ephod to the turban, a profound narrative emerges—one that transcends time and space, pointing directly to Jesus Christ as the ultimate High Priest and mediator between God and humanity.

Join us as we uncover the spiritual significance behind every thread, emphasizing themes of equality, divine guidance, intimacy, protection, and sanctification. Through the lens of Scripture, we explore the Levitical priesthood’s role as intermediaries, foreshadowing the priesthood of Jesus in the New Covenant.

Discover how the anointing and consecration process in Exodus 28 beautifully parallels Jesus’ redemptive work, granting believers access to God’s grace and victory over sin. Reflect on Jesus’ unparalleled role as our intercessor and guide, empowering us to fulfill God’s will and rejoice in His presence.

This session isn’t merely about historical examination—it’s an invitation to deepen your understanding of Scripture and strengthen your faith journey. As we unpack Exodus 28 together, we invite you to join us in embracing the beauty of Jesus and His people, finding relevance and resonance in every stitch of the High Priest’s garments.



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🕒 Timestamps:

00:00: Introduction to Exodus 28 and the symbolism of the priestly garments.
07:45: The role of the Levitical priesthood as intermediaries between God and His people.
14:51: Exploring the intricate design of the high priest’s garments, symbolizing equality and divine guidance.
22:16: Unpacking the meticulous construction of the priestly attire, emphasizing intimacy, protection, and sanctification.
29:27: Understanding the anointing and consecration process, foreshadowing the priesthood of Jesus Christ in the New Covenant.
36:40: Discovering how Jesus, as the true High Priest, grants believers access to God’s grace and victory over sin.
44:29: Reflecting on Jesus’ role as our intercessor and guide, empowering us to fulfill God’s will and rejoice in His presence.
51:24: Embracing our calling as priests of believers, sharing the Gospel and demonstrating God’s love through our lives.

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🔍 Keywords: Exodus 28, High Priest, Jesus, priestly garments, symbolism, Bible study, Levitical priesthood, New Covenant, divine guidance, spiritual significance, Christian, faith, salvation, grace.


Episode Points:


Levites = Priesthood

Levi (le’-vi) = Adhesion; joined; (root = to be joined; to cleave to; to lend to; to borrow). Associate. A companion.

Genesis 29:34 (ESV) Again she conceived and bore a son, and said, “Now this time my husband will be attached to me, because I have borne him three sons.” Therefore his name was called Levi.

Numbers 3:9–10 (ESV) And you shall give the Levites to Aaron and his sons; they are wholly given to him from among the people of Israel. 10 And you shall appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall guard their priesthood. But if any outsider comes near, he shall be put to death.”




The High Priests’ Garments:

Exodus 28:1–3 (ESV) “Then bring near to you Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the people of Israel, to serve me as priests—Aaron and Aaron’s sons, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 2 And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty. 3 You shall speak to all the skillful, whom I have filled with a spirit of skill, that they make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him for my priesthood.

Exodus 28:4–5 (ESV) These are the garments that they shall make: a breastpiece, an ephod, a robe, a coat of checker work, a turban, and a sash. They shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother and his sons to serve me as priests. 5 They shall receive gold, blue and purple and scarlet yarns, and fine twined linen.


The Ephod:

Exodus 28:6–8 (ESV) “And they shall make the ephod of gold, of blue and purple and scarlet yarns, and of fine twined linen, skillfully worked. 7 It shall have two shoulder pieces attached to its two edges, so that it may be joined together. 8 And the skillfully woven band on it shall be made like it and be of one piece with it, of gold, blue and purple and scarlet yarns, and fine twined linen.


The Ephod Shoulders:

Exodus 28:9–12 (ESV) You shall take two onyx stones, and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel, 10 six of their names on the one stone, and the names of the remaining six on the other stone, in the order of their birth. 11 As a jeweler engraves signets, so shall you engrave the two stones with the names of the sons of Israel. You shall enclose them in settings of gold filigree. 12 And you shall set the two stones on the shoulder pieces of the ephod, as stones of remembrance for the sons of Israel. And Aaron shall bear their names before the Lord on his two shoulders for remembrance.


The Breastpiece:

Exodus 28:15–21 (ESV) “You shall make a breastpiece of judgment, in skilled work. In the style of the ephod you shall make it—of gold, blue and purple and scarlet yarns, and fine twined linen shall you make it. 16 It shall be square and doubled, a span its length and a span its breadth. 17 You shall set in it four rows of stones. A row of sardius, topaz, and carbuncle shall be the first row; 18 and the second row an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond; 19 and the third row a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst; 20 and the fourth row a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper. They shall be set in gold filigree. 21 There shall be twelve stones with their names according to the names of the sons of Israel. They shall be like signets, each engraved with its name, for the twelve tribes.

Numbers 27:21 (ESV) And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall inquire for him by the judgment of the Urim before the Lord. At his word they shall go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he and all the people of Israel with him, the whole congregation.”


The Fitting of the Breastpiece:

Exodus 28:22–28 (ESV) You shall make for the breastpiece twisted chains like cords, of pure gold. 23 And you shall make for the breastpiece two rings of gold, and put the two rings on the two edges of the breastpiece. 24 And you shall put the two cords of gold in the two rings at the edges of the breastpiece. 25 The two ends of the two cords you shall attach to the two settings of filigree, and so attach it in front to the shoulder pieces of the ephod. 26 You shall make two rings of gold, and put them at the two ends of the breastpiece, on its inside edge next to the ephod. 27 And you shall make two rings of gold, and attach them in front to the lower part of the two shoulder pieces of the ephod, at its seam above the skillfully woven band of the ephod. 28 And they shall bind the breastpiece by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, so that it may lie on the skillfully woven band of the ephod, so that the breastpiece shall not come loose from the ephod.


The Robe, the Bells and the Fruit:

Exodus 28:31–35 (ESV) “You shall make the robe of the ephod all of blue. 32 It shall have an opening for the head in the middle of it, with a woven binding around the opening, like the opening in a garment, so that it may not tear. 33 On its hem you shall make pomegranates of blue and purple and scarlet yarns, around its hem, with bells of gold between them, 34 a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, around the hem of the robe. 35 And it shall be on Aaron when he ministers, and its sound shall be heard when he goes into the Holy Place before the Lord, and when he comes out, so that he does not die.

1 of 7 specific fruits of the Promised land: Deut 8:8  613 Seeds Red Crowned Symbol of fertility and love – Song of Solomon 4:3. Blossom on Rosh Hashanah (Israel’s New Year)


The Forehead Mitre

Exodus 28:36–38 (ESV) “You shall make a plate of pure gold and engrave on it, like the engraving of a signet, ‘Holy to the Lord.’ 37 And you shall fasten it on the turban by a cord of blue. It shall be on the front of the turban. 38 It shall be on Aaron’s forehead, and Aaron shall bear any guilt from the holy things that the people of Israel consecrate as their holy gifts. It shall regularly be on his forehead, that they may be accepted before the Lord.












The Priests Garments:

Exodus 28:39 (ESV) “You shall weave the coat in checker work of fine linen, and you shall make a turban of fine linen, and you shall make a sash embroidered with needlework.

Exodus 28:40–43 (ESV) “For Aaron’s sons you shall make coats and sashes and caps. You shall make them for glory and beauty. 41 And you shall put them on Aaron your brother, and on his sons with him, and shall anoint them and ordain them and consecrate them, that they may serve me as priests. 42 You shall make for them linen undergarments to cover their naked flesh. They shall reach from the hips to the thighs; 43 and they shall be on Aaron and on his sons when they go into the tent of meeting or when they come near the altar to minister in the Holy Place, lest they bear guilt and die. This shall be a statute forever for him and for his offspring after him.


High Priest Day of Atonement

Leviticus 16:4 (ESV) He shall put on the holy linen coat and shall have the linen undergarment on his body, and he shall tie the linen sash around his waist, and wear the linen turban; these are the holy garments. He shall bathe his body in water and then put them on.














Colossians 2:17 (ESV) These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.

Hebrews 8:5 (ESV) They serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things…


It all about Jesus… and us.

What is a Priest? Someone who connects people to God and people to people.


The END of the Earthly High Priesthood:

Leviticus 21:10 (ESV) “The priest who is chief among his brothers, on whose head the anointing oil is poured and who has been consecrated to wear the garments, shall not let the hair of his head hang loose nor tear his clothes.

Matthew 26:65 (ESV) Then the high priest (Caiaphas) tore his robes and said, “He has uttered blasphemy. What further witnesses do we need? You have now heard his blasphemy.



Hebrews 3:1–2 (ESV) Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, 2 who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God’s house.

Hebrews 4:14–16 (ESV) Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.



2 Corinthians 10:5 (ESV) We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,

Philippians 4:8 (ESV) Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Genesis 3:17–18 (ESV) And to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life; 18 thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field.

James 1:12 (ESV) Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

2 Timothy 4:8 (ESV) Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.

Isaiah 9:6 (ESV) For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

1 Samuel 30:7–8 (ESV) And David said to Abiathar the priest, the son of Ahimelech, “Bring me the ephod.” So Abiathar brought the ephod to David. 8 And David inquired of the LORD, “Shall I pursue after this band? Shall I overtake them?” He answered him, “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake and shall surely rescue.”

John 15:8 (ESV) By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. Psalm 40:9 (ESV) I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; behold, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O LORD.


The PRIEST who Gives us Entrance to the Heavenly Banquet

Matthew 22:11–14 (ESV) “But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment. 12 And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ 14 For many are called, but few are chosen.”


The PRIESTHOOD of believers

1 Peter 2:4–5 (ESV) As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, 5 you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1

Peter 2:9 (ESV) But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Exodus 19:6 (ESV) and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words that you shall speak to the people of Israel.”

Revelation 1:5–6 (ESV) To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood 6 and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Revelation 5:9–10 (ESV) And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, 10 and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.”


“…all Christians are truly of the spiritual estate, and there is no difference among them except that of office. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 12 that we are all one body, yet every member has its own work by which it serves the others. This is because we all have one baptism, one gospel, one faith, and are all Christians alike; for baptism, gospel, and faith alone make us spiritual and a Christian people.” – Martin Luther.


The PRIESTHOOD of believers CONNECTS people to God.

Romans 15:15–16 (ESV) But on some points I have written to you very boldly by way of reminder, because of the grace given me by God 16 to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles in the priestly service of the gospel of God, so that the offering of the Gentiles may be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.


The PRIESTHOOD of believers SERVES people for God.

Hebrews 13:15–16 (ESV) Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. 16 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.


What Can We Conclude: – God desires connection with us and has made it possible through His Son. – We are made righteous by our true High Priest, Jesus Christ. – We are called to connect people to God in our daily lives.




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