Exodus 28:29 says, Venasa Aharon et shemot benei Israel “and Aaron shall carry the names of the sons of Israel” bachoshen hamishpat, al libo - “on the breastplate of decision, over his heart.” Aaron’s vestments had a breastplate with 12 precious stones, and the names of the 12 tribes inscribed on them. So he carried the names of Israel’s clans over his heart every day when he performed his priestly duties. Apparently, the breastplate was folded or somehow had a compartment because verse 30 says that Urim and Tumim were carried inside the breastplate.


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