High Priest

1722_highpriest.gif (175828 bytes)Once a year, the High Priest would enter the Holy of Holies in the Tabernacle (later the Temple) where he would offer sacrifices for the nation of Israel (Exodus 30:10, Lev. 16, Num. 18:2, 5, 7, Heb. 8:3, 9:7). He would sprinkle blood on the Mercy Seat which was actually a lid on top of the Ark of the Covenant.

His garments were specially made (Exodus 28). Notice the Breast Plate of stones on his chest (Exodus 28:15-29). Each stone was named after a tribe of Israel.