Exodus 28:7

7 It will consist of two pieces, front and back, joined at the shoulders with two shoulder-pieces.

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 So give them fine linen cloth, gold thread, and blue, purple, and scarlet thread.
6 “The craftsmen must make the ephod of finely woven linen and skillfully embroider it with gold and with blue, purple, and scarlet thread.
7 It will consist of two pieces, front and back, joined at the shoulders with two shoulder-pieces.
8 The decorative sash will be made of the same materials: finely woven linen embroidered with gold and with blue, purple, and scarlet thread.
9 “Take two onyx stones, and engrave on them the names of the tribes of Israel.