The Ritual Objects and Vestments ClipArt gallery offers 16 illustrations of furnishings, ritual objects, and garments associated with Jewish worship.

Offering incense at the altar of incense.

Altar of Incense

Offering incense at the altar of incense.

"The Ark of the Covenant" — Morey, 1903

Ark

"The Ark of the Covenant" — Morey, 1903

"And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place, into the oracle of the house, to the most holy place, even under the wings of the cherubims." 1 Kings 8:6 KJV

The Ark Brought into the Temple

"And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place, into the oracle of the…

The breastplate was a piece of embroidery, about ten inches square, which the high priest wore on his chest. It was made of two pieces of the same right embroidered fabric of which the ephod was made, having a front and a lining, and forming a kind of purse or bag, in which the Urim and Thummin were enclosed. The front of it was set with twelve precious stones, on each of which was engraved the name of one of the tribes.

<p>And thou shalt make a breastplate of judgment, the work of the skilful workman; like the work of the ephod thou shalt make it; of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, shalt thou make it. Foursquare it shall be and double; a span shall be the length thereof, and a span the breadth thereof. And thou shalt set in it settings of stones, four rows of stones: a row of sardius, topaz, and carbuncle shall be the first row; and the second row an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond; and the third row a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst; and the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be inclosed in gold in their settings. And the stones shall be according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names; like the engravings of a signet, every one according to his name, they shall be for the twelve tribes. And thou shalt make upon the breastplate chains like cords, of wreathen work of pure gold. And thou shalt make upon the breastplate two rings of gold, and shalt put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate. And thou shalt put the two wreathen chains of gold in the two rings at the ends of the breastplate. And the other two ends of the two wreathen chains thou shalt put on the two settings, and put them on the shoulder-pieces of the ephod in the forepart thereof. And thou shalt make two rings of gold, and thou shalt put them upon the two ends of the breastplate, upon the edge thereof, which is toward the side of the ephod inward. And thou shalt make two rings of gold, and shalt put them on the two shoulder-pieces of the ephod underneath, in the forepart thereof, close by the coupling thereof, above the skilfully woven band of the ephod. And they shall bind the breastplate by the rings thereof unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be upon the skilfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate be not loosed from the ephod. And Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he goeth in unto the holy place, for a memorial before Jehovah continually. And thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron's heart, when he goeth in before Jehovah: and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel upon his heart before Jehovah continually. Exodus 28:15-30

Breastplate of the High Priest

The breastplate was a piece of embroidery, about ten inches square, which the high priest wore on his…

"Seven-branched candle-stick from the temple."—Colby, 1899

candle-stick

"Seven-branched candle-stick from the temple."—Colby, 1899

A frontlet that is tied to the head during weekday morning prayers.
<p>"That thou mightest fear The Lord thy God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged ... And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes." Deuteronomy 6:1-8 KJV

Frontlet

A frontlet that is tied to the head during weekday morning prayers. "That thou mightest fear The Lord…

This illustration shows the gems worn on the breast plate of the high priest of the Hebrews. Each of these gems is mentioned in the Bible.
1) Cornelian (Reuben)
2) Topaz (Simeon)
3) Emerald (Levi)
4) Ruby (Judah)
5) Sapphire (Issachar)
6) Diamond (Zebulon)
7) Hyacinth (Dan)
8) Agate (Naphtali)
9) Amethyst (Gad)
10) Chrysolite (Asher)
11) Sardonyx (Joseph)
12) Jasper (Benjamin)

Hebrew Breastplate

This illustration shows the gems worn on the breast plate of the high priest of the Hebrews. Each of…

A Jewish high priest.  His main job was to look over the sanctuary and all that belonged to the sacred service.  His job was also hereditary, meaning it was passed down from father to son.

High Priest

A Jewish high priest. His main job was to look over the sanctuary and all that belonged to the sacred…

Also known as Kohen Gadol or Kohen ha-Gadol. The High Priest of Israel could officiate sacrifices and enter the Holy of Holies on Yom Kippur.

High Priest of Israel

Also known as Kohen Gadol or Kohen ha-Gadol. The High Priest of Israel could officiate sacrifices and…

A traditional Jewish lamp.

Lamp

A traditional Jewish lamp.

A mitre, or sacred turban of the Jewish high priest.

Mitre

A mitre, or sacred turban of the Jewish high priest.

"And he shall bring it to Aaron's sons the priests: and he shall take thereout his handful of the flour thereof, and of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof; and the priest shall burn the memorial of it upon the altar, to be an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD:" Leviticus 2:2 KJV

The High Priest Offering Incense on the Golden Altar

"And he shall bring it to Aaron's sons the priests: and he shall take thereout his handful of the flour…

A Jewish priest.

Priest

A Jewish priest.

"And Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven:" 1 Kings 8:22 KJV

Solomon Dedicates the Temple

"And Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and…

"Now in the second year of their coming unto the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month, began Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and the remnant of their brethren the priests and the Levites, and all they that were come out of the captivity unto Jerusalem; and appointed the Levites, from twenty years old and upward, to set forward the work of the house of the LORD." Ezra 3:8 KJV

Building a New Temple

"Now in the second year of their coming unto the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month, began…

"And Solomon made all the vessels that pertained unto the house of the LORD: the altar of gold, and the table of gold, whereupon the shewbread was," 1 Kings 7:48-50 KJV

The Ark and Furniture of the Temple

"And Solomon made all the vessels that pertained unto the house of the LORD: the altar of gold, and…