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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
1 Chronicles 20

 

 

Verse 1

it came to pass. Compare 2 Samuel 11:1; 2 Samuel 12:26-31.

children = sons.

David tarried at Jerusalem. No reference is made here to the result of this tarrying, which is recorded in 2 Samuel 11:1, 2 Samuel 12:25.


Verse 2

David took. No discrepancy here, for Joab had summoned David for the purpose (2 Samuel 12:27).


Verse 3

cut. Hebrew. sur. Occurs only here; the meaning "cut" is arbitrary. It must be explained by 2 Samuel 12:31, where it is sum, and is rendered "put" = "appointed them [to work] with". See notes there. Sur is probably from yashar = to regulate, or rule.


Verse 4

children = those born.

the giant. Hebrew. raphah, a descendant of one Rapha, who came of the Nephilim. See 2 Samuel 21:18-22, and App-23.

 


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Bibliography Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 20:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/1-chronicles-20.html. 1909-1922.

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Sunday, November 17th, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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