What was the significance of these gemstones? (Exodus 39:10–14) 8 They fashioned the breastpiece—the work of a skilled craftsman. They made it like the ephod: of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen. 9 It was square—a span long and a span wide—and folded double. 10 Then they mounted four rows of precious stones on it. The first row was carnelian, chrysolite, and beryl; 11 the second row was turquoise, lapis lazuli and emerald; 12 the third row was jacinth, agate, and amethyst; 13 the fourth row was topaz, onyx, and jasper. They were mounted in gold filigree settings. 14 There were twelve stones, one for each of the names of the sons of Israel, each engraved like a seal with the name of one of the twelve tribes.
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