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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
1 Kings 13

 

 

Verse 1

a man of God. Compare Deuteronomy 33:1, and see App-49.


Verse 2

O altar, altar. Figures of speech Apostrophe and Epizeuxis.

child = son.

Josiah by name. Cyrus is the only other so foretold (177 years before). Josiah knew (2 Kings 23:17, 2 Kings 23:18). Cyrus knew (2 Chronicles 36:22, 2 Chronicles 36:23. Isaiah 44:28).

offer (in sacrifice) = slay, or slaughter. App-43.

men"s: human. Hebrew. "adam. App-14.

shall be. This was fulfilled in 2 Kings 23:16 (360 years later).


Verse 3

a sign. We have similar signs in Exodus 3:12. 2 Kings 19:29; 2 Kings 20:8. Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 8:18.


Verse 4

put forth his hand. One of the eleven rulers who thus assaulted Jehovah"s witnesses. See note on Exodus 10:28.


Verse 6

thy God. He dare not say "my God".


Verse 8

half thine house. Remembering Numbers 22:18; Numbers 24:13.


Verse 11

in Beth-el. A true prophet could not have remained there. Compare 2 Chronicles 11:16, 2 Chronicles 11:17.

and his sons. Septuagint reads "whose sons".

the words. Syriac and Vulg, read "and the words".


Verse 13

me = for me.

him = for him.


Verse 14

an oak = the oak.


Verse 17

eat no bread. To avoid what might have been offered to idols.


Verse 18

an angel spake. A solemn warning for all who listen to any revelation outside Scripture which purports to come from God, even though an "old prophet" asserts it. Compare Galatians 1:1, Galatians 1:8, Galatians 1:9. Of all such it may be said "he lied unto him".


Verse 21

disobeyed = rebelled against. The same expression used of Moses and Aaron at Meribah (Numbers 20:24; Numbers 27:14). Safety found only in the path of obedience. Compare 1 Kings 13:26.


Verse 22

sepulchre. Hebrew. keber, a burying-place.


Verse 23

to wit = that is to say.


Verse 24

a lion. For lions in Palestine see Judges 14:5. 1 Samuel 17:34. 2 Samuel 23:20. 2 Samuel 20:36.


Verse 26

disobedient, by listening to the alleged word of an angel, instead of obeying the voice of Jehovah. See note on 1 Kings 13:18.

which He spake. Compare 1 Kings 13:22.


Verse 30

grave = sepulchre. Hebrew. keber, a burying-place, a pit. Compare App-35.


Verse 31

lay my bones: i.e. lay them not with the bones of those referred to in 1 Kings 13:2. Compare 2 Kings 23:18.


Verse 32

he cried. Compare 1 Kings 13:2.


Verse 33

became one of the priests. Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulg, reads "became priest".


Verse 34

became sin = became the sin. See note on 1 Kings 12:30.

 


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Bibliography Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Kings 13:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/1-kings-13.html. 1909-1922.

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