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 39:2
 39:3
 39:4
39:2 Second Reading Fifth Reading
He made the ephod out of gold [thread], sky-blue, dark red and crimson wool, and twined linen.
Vaya'as et-ha'efod zahav techelet ve'argaman vetola'at shani veshesh moshezar.
39:3 They beat out thin sheets of gold, and cut them into threads, which were [then] included in the sky-blue, dark red and crimson wool, and the fine linen.

[The ephod was made] as a patterned brocade.
Vayerake'u et-pachey hazahav vekitsets petilim la'asot betoch hatchelet uvetoch ha'argaman uvetoch tola'at hashani uvetoch hashesh ma'aseh choshev.

39:4 They made shoulder pieces for it, sewn to its two corners.
Ktefot asu-lo choverot al-shney ketsotav chubar.



Commentary:

He
  See note on Exodus 36:10.

made the ephod
  The next few sections parallel Exodus 28:6-43.

thin sheets
  See Numbers 17:3 (Radak, Sherashim).

brocade
  Some say that gold threads were also interwoven in the tapestries for the Tabernacle (Baraitha of 49 Middoth).





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