The Eight Garments of the High Priest
שמנה בגדי הכהן גדול
At the beginning of this commentary I asked the question whether there were 6 or 8 Holy Garments of the High Priest.
The opinion of the Sages is that there were 8 even though only six of them are mentioned at the beginning of the passage.
The total gematriot of all the 8 garments support the opinion of the Sages as 8 garments have a joint gematria of 8:
1. Choshen of Judgment- חֹשֶׁן מִשְׁפָּט =787
אֵפֹד = 94
מְעִיל הָאֵפוֹד = 246
צִּיץ = 190
5. Katonet- כְּתֹנֶת = 870
מִצְנֶפֶת = 660
אַבְנֵט = 62
8. Linen Trousers- מִכְנְסֵי-בָד =186
3095=17=8 or + 11 words=3016=10=1
The number 3016 corresponds to the 613 commandments in the Torah that Aaron “carried” for the Children of Israel on his shoulders, in his mind and in his heart.
And Aaron shall carry