Throughout the Bible, clothing is used as a symbol in various ways. Clothing caries with it the concept of bestowing honor, being beautified, or being covered in righteousness. So when we get to Exodus 28 we need to incorporate these ideas into our understanding of what is happening in this text. One man, one representative is being honored and elevated above his brothers to serve before God. But these clothes, perhaps more than any other, contain an extra layer of symbolism that reveals much more about the role and purpose of our High Priest.