1. The terms “set apart” are used in verses 1 & 3. What does it mean to be set apart? Can you locate at least 2 passages in the New Testament that refer to, or represent, being set apart?
  2. For what purpose does God set apart certain individuals?
  3. Besides the instructions they would receive from Moses, what was it that gave the selected individuals the special skills  to make the special garments for Aaron? (v.3)
  4. Scarlet & purple, included in the descriptions of the sacred garments “with gold and with blue, purple, and scarlet thread” (v.5,6,8) are often referred to as kingly symbols. Are there any parallels for this in N.T.? (Acts 16:14; Rev.18:11,12) How can we make sense of the reference from Rev.17:3,4? Who else do you find wearing a scarlet robe? (Matt.27:28)
  5. What significance would you ascribe to the chestpiece referred to in v.15,16?
  6. Notice that the chestpiece has a very unique feature. What was that? (v.16)
  7. Who in the NT wore a garment cut & crafted from a single piece of cloth? (John 19:23).
  8. What is significant about this?
  9. What does verse 12 symbolize?  Is the fact that “Aaron represents the people of Israel”: (a) a prelude/precursor to Jesus/Yeshua representing those He came to save; (b) a mere coincidence; or © a teaching about intercession/standing in the gap? What about “Aaron carrying these names on his shoulders as a constant reminder whenever he goes before the Lord”? How does that tie in with Jesus/Yeshua’s role? What else might it be parallel to?
  10. Draw an analogy between the specific instructions for the building of the tabernacle, and how believers are instructed to view their own bodies (1 Cor.6:19,20) in relation to Christ Jesus/Yeshua Messiah.
  11. How would you draw parallels/tie in/connect the dots from Matthew 10:1–4, Mark 3:13–19 and Luke 6:12–16 to verses in this body of text? (a) what is similar? (b) what is different?
  12. STUDY Revelation 20:18 The wall was made of jasper, and the city was pure gold, as clear as glass. 19 The wall of the city was built on foundation stones inlaid with twelve precious stones: the first was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.21 The twelve gates were made of pearls—each gate from a single pearl! And the main street was pure gold, as clear as glass.  
  13.  What do you see as being connected from the Revelation quote to the reference from Ex. 28:17-20? Can this be viewed as a foreshadowing of things to come?
  14. What parallel can be drawn from v.21 “Each stone will represent one of the twelve sons of Israel, and the name of that tribe will be engraved on it like a seal”?
  15. What connections can you make from Heb. 8 to Exodus 28:1-21?
  16. WHAT LESSONS, THEMES, PRINCIPLES, PARALLELS, ANALOGIES, SYMBOLS do you draw meaning from/take away with you?


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