Garments for The Third Temple

Ms. Ann By Ms. Ann, 13th Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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This article is about the fascinating work the Jewish people are doing in preparation for The Third Temple. Preparing the garments for the priest alone is awesome and how it reverts to The Word of God is inspiring. Examining the dyes being used is a lesson in nature where you see The Hand of God throughout.

Preparing Priestly Garments

Garments for The Third Temple

Preparing Priestly Garments

From the physical we learn the spiritual. Everything about the priests robes stand for something in the spiritual realm. The preparations being made for the Third Temple embodies accuracy to Jewish Law and points to The Word of God. The garments being prepared for the Third Temple are being dyed according to Old Testament guidelines spun from three different colors of thread. The threads are purple, crimson and blue.

Preparing priestly garments is very important to the building of the Third Temple because they have not been worn since the destruction of the Second Temple, in 70CE. The Second Temple was built in 515 B.C. And lasted 600 years. Rabbi Yehuda Glick, the Director of the Temple Institute, said when the Temple is rebuilt; the Kohanim must wear the proper outfits to perform their obligations.

The Kohanim come from Aaron's family name, HaCohen Gadol5. This can be found in the Old Testament Book of Numbers 3:10. These priests called Cohenim (Kohanim), which has different spelling of the name; they are patriarchal descendents of Aaron. Only males from the direct line of Aaron could serve in the Holy Temple of God.

Look at Exodus 29:9, which reads:
“...and they shall have the priesthood as a statute forever, and you shall consecrate Aaron and his sons.”

This is what God told Moses. Aaron was Moses' brother. They have always served from the first tabernacle, through the Jewish exile in Babylon to the destruction of the second Temple. Their bloodline has been kept pure and it can be scientifically substantiated.

The Crimson Worm

On July 16, 2008, Rabbi Chaim Richman of the Temple Institute lead a group into the Samaritan hilltop village of Neve Tsuf to harvest the Crimson worm. They will make the dye from these worms for the Avnet, the sixteen-meter long belt, which is a part of the priestly garment. Here is some background to the significance of the Crimson worm.

The scarlet worm has the ability to secrete a scarlet fluid which was used to make dye in ancient days.
“The life cycle of the crimson worm is like this: when the mother worm was ready to give birth to the baby worms, she would find the trunk of a tree, a post or a stick somewhere and then she would implant her body in that wood so firmly that she could never leave it again. And then the young would be brought forth and the mother's body would provide protection for the babies as long as they needed before they could take care of themselves. Then the mother would die, and in the process, the scarlet fluid would stain her body and the body of the young and the tree and so on.”

Researching the history that surrounds the gathering of the materials needed for the Third Temple is breathtaking and overpowering. Every detail has so much significance. You will find mention of the tola worm in Psalms 22:6:

“”But I am a worm,(tola) and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.”

Isaiah 1:18 which reads:

“though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”

The Snail (Royal Blue & Purple)

Years of research have gone into preparing the garments in conformance with Jewish Law.

The garments worn by the priest in Temple service to atone for the sins of Israel. After Israel became a nation again in 1948, they rediscovered the snail, whose technical name is (murex tunculus), also known as hexaplex trunculus found near the Mediterranean Sea. From this snail the extraction process yields the royal blue dye used to make the blue cord or fringe of the Prayer Shawls.

The source of this dye was found at this site: The Meaning of Tekhelet Dr. Baruch Sterman seems responsible for all this information. Check this site. He is a very learned man.

“In ancient times, the coastal region of northern Israel and Lebanon was known for its dyes. The names Canaan and Phoenicia come from the words for dye merchant and shell-fish dye. (1) The Midrash (hermeneutic literature) notes that when Jacob tells his sons to bring gifts to the viceroy of Egypt “from the best of the land” (Genesis 43:11) he is referring among other things to the hillazon, the marine source of the blue dye tekhelet. (2) Throughout the ancient world, royal blue and Tyrian purple (tekhelet and argaman) adorned the robes of kings, princes, and priests. In Israel as well....”

“The blue and purple dyes obtained from the glands of snails found in the Mediterranean were the most precious commodities in this region. Wool dyed with tekhelet was worth up to twenty times its weight in gold,...”


Dr Baruch Sterman, Murex Tunculus, Neve Tsuf, Rabbi Chaim Richman

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author avatar Denise O
14th Mar 2012 (#)

What a darn interesting article. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Ms. Ann
14th Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you Denise,
The subject thoroughly absorbs me. Glad you found it interesting.

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author avatar M G Singh
19th Mar 2012 (#)

Great info Ann. I loved it

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author avatar Ms. Ann
19th Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you Madan,
It is a fascinating subject and an upcoming event in man's history.

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author avatar johnbee
21st Mar 2012 (#)

Good Article. Keep on with the info!

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author avatar Teila
1st Apr 2012 (#)

Well done!

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author avatar Ms. Ann
1st Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you Teila. This is becoming current news.

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