15th Bible Stick – Twelve Stones of Israel
The High Priest in the Old Testament wore a Breastpiece with twelve stones. The Breastpiece was worn over his heart. The twelve stones represented the twelve sons of Israel. You can read about the Breastpiece in Exodus 28:15-30.
I found twelve marbles that matched the different stones. I wanted this stick to resemble a royal scepter. A gold ball tops it off. I used gold trim for the twelve names. The names of the sons are listed in order of their birth.
The twelve stones are:
Ruby, Topaz, Beryl, Turquoise, Sapphire, Emerald
Jacinth, Agate, Amethyst, Chrysolite, Onyx, Jasper
This stick took me one year to carve. I started working on it in January 2017 and finished it in January 2018. It is carved out of walnut.