Exodus 28:7

7 Give it two shoulder pieces at two of the corners so it can be fastened.

Exodus 28:7 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 28:7

It shall have the two shoulder pieces thereof
Which were two pieces that joined to the ephod, reaching from the arm holes to the shoulders both on the right and left, coming from before and behind; and meeting on the shoulders, were buttoned with two onyx stones, and covering the shoulders are called by this name:

joined at the two edges thereof;
the two edges of the ephod; not sewed thereunto with a needle, as Maimonides F23 and other Jewish writers think, but were woven along with it, and in the weaving was of the same with it:

and so it shall be joined together;
that is, the hinder and fore parts of the ephod in the shoulder pieces of it, shall be joined together by the two onyx stones upon them, hereafter mentioned, with which they were buttoned.


FOOTNOTES:

F23 Ut supra. (Hilchot Cele Hamikdash, c. 9. sect. 9.)

Exodus 28:7 In-Context

5 They will need gold; blue, purple, and scarlet material; and fine linen. The Ephod
6 "Have the Ephod made from gold; blue, purple, and scarlet material; and fine twisted linen by a skilled craftsman.
7 Give it two shoulder pieces at two of the corners so it can be fastened.
8 The decorated band on it is to be just like it and of one piece with it: made of gold; blue, purple, and scarlet material; and of fine twisted linen.
9 Next take two onyx stones and engrave the names of the sons of Israel on them in the order of their birth,