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 Menahem M. Kawsher, Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation (New York: American Biblical Encyclopedia Society, 1953), 1:137-38; Graves and Patai, Hebrew Myth, 78; Ginzberg, Legends of the Jews, 1:332, 5:103-4,283. Three features in the Genesis 3:21 text parallel the Exodus 28 account and thus point to these conclusions: (1) The word translated as "coat" (k'tonet) is a "robelike garment" and is the same article of clothing worn by the temple priests in Exodus 28:39; see Victor P. Hamilton, The Book of Genesis: Chapters 1-17, The New International Commentary on the Old Testament (Grand Rapids; Eerdmans, 1990), 207. (2) The terminology "clothed them" uses the same verb form as when Moses invests the temple priests with their linen coats in Exodus 28:41; see Gordon J. Wenham, Genesis 1-15 (Waco: Word Books, 1987), 84. (3) Both the Edenic and priestly clothing serve the same purpose: to cover the nakedness of those who stand in the Lord's presence, as mentioned in Exodus 28:43; see Frank E. Gaebelein, ed., The Expositor's Bible Commentary: Genesis-Numbers (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1990), 2:58. Some researchers believe that Adam's garments were not only priestly but also royal in character; see Moses Aberbach and Bernard Grossfeld, Targum Onkelos to Genesis (New York: Ktav, 1982), 38. All these views are logical when one considers that the garden of Eden served as the earth's first temple. Donald W. Parry, "The Garden of Eden: Prototype Sanctuary," in Temples of the Ancient World, 126-51.