This article looks at Exodus 28 and Leviticus 16 to discuss the typology of the Old Testament high priest as foreshadowing the work of Christ. The article gives attention to the designation of the high priest, his dress (the ephod, breastplate, mitre), and his deeds (atonement, so described in Leviticus 16).
How can heaven and earth be joined together when they are currently so separated? This article gives the answer: through the atonement of Jesus Christ. He fulfills all the recoverings that happened in the Old Testament sacrificial liturgy by becoming the covering himself. This article concludes with reflections on how this comes into the Christian life of forgiveness, based on 1 John 1:6-2:2.