Exodus 28:32

32 with an opening for Aaron’s head in the middle of it. Reinforce the opening with a woven collar so it will not tear.

Exodus 28:32 Meaning and 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 weight of the ephod and the ouches of gold on the shoulder pieces of it, and the breastplate hanging down from thence; this may denote the strength and duration of Christ's righteousness, which is an everlasting one.

Exodus 28:32 In-Context

30 Insert the Urim and Thummim into the sacred chestpiece so they will be carried over Aaron’s heart when he goes into the LORD ’s presence. In this way, Aaron will always carry over his heart the objects used to determine the LORD ’s will for his people whenever he goes in before the LORD .
31 “Make the robe that is worn with the ephod from a single piece of blue cloth,
32 with an opening for Aaron’s head in the middle of it. Reinforce the opening with a woven collar so it will not tear.
33 Make pomegranates out of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and attach them to the hem of the robe, with gold bells between them.
34 The gold bells and pomegranates are to alternate all around the hem.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.