What are the 12 gemstones in Aaron’s breastplate?

What are the 12 precious stones mentioned in the Bible?

The Breastplate (Exodus 28:10-30) – Worn over the Ephod was a square breastplate embroidered with gold. It held twelve precious stones set in gold filigree: sardius (ruby), topaz, carbuncle (garnet), emerald, sapphire, diamond, jacinth, agate, amethyst, beryl, onyx and jasper.

What does the 12 stones represent?

“The 12 stones are to correspond to the names of Israel’s sons. Each stone must be engraved like a seal, with one of the names of the 12 tribes.” What is this? Every time Aaron or his sons, or any future Levite put on the vestments with the breastplate, they would be reminded of the twelve tribes of Israel.

What are mystical birthstones?

Birthstone Lists by Month | Traditional Modern Mystical Ayurvedic

Month of Birth Traditional Birthstone(s) Mystical Birthstone
March Bloodstone, Jasper Jade
April Diamond, Sapphire Opal
May Emerald, Agate Sapphire
June Alexandrite, Emerald Moonstone

Did Moses receive 12 gemstones?

Way back at the beginning of the Old Testament, there were twelve sacred gemstones that came from the Mountain of God, where Moses received the Ten Commandments. They were given to Moses, whose blueprint for a sacred breastplate for his brother, the high priest Aaron, is given in Exodus, 28:15-30.

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Why did Elijah use 12 stones?

What was unique with Elijah’s altar was that God would ignite the offering with fire (or lightning) from heaven. The timing of this display made it the most spectacular religious event since the Exodus from Egypt. Hence, use of a Twelve-Stone monument became a form of marking a spectacular event.

What happened to the 12 stones at Gilgal?

They took twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan, according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites, as the LORD had told Joshua; and they carried them over with them to their camp, where they put them down.

What does the Bible say about birthstones?

Experts believe that birthstones can be traced back to the Bible. In Exodus 28, Moses sets forth directions for making special garments for Aaron, the High Priest of the Hebrews. Specifically, the breastplate was to contain twelve precious gemstones, representing the twelve tribes of Israel.