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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
2 Samuel 14



Verse 2

Tekoah. On the edge of the hill country of Judah, south-east of Beth-lehem, about seven miles from Jerusalem (compare Jeremiah 6:1). Abounding in caverns. The abode of Amos.

Verse 4

spake to the king. Many codices, with three early printed editions, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "came in unto the king".

Verse 5

a widow. One of nine widows specially me" tioned. See note on Genesis 38:19.

mine husband is dead. Figure of speech Synonymia. App-6. behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6.

life = soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.

Verse 9

iniquity. Hebrew. ` avah. See App-44.

Verse 11

remember = recall to mind: i.e. take an oath.

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4,

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.

revengers = avengers, or next of kin. Hebrew ga"al. See note on Exodus 6:6, and compare Numbers 35:19, Numbers 35:21, Numbers 35:24, Numbers 35:25, Numbers 35:27,

not one hair, &c. Figure of speech Parcemia. App-6.

Verse 14

person = soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.

Verse 16

man. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.

Verse 19

hand = work, or handiwork. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6, for what is wrought by it.

soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.

none = no man. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.

Verse 20

To fetch about this form of speech = To bring about this turn of affairs.

Verse 21

Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6.

I. Some codices read "thou".

Verse 22

thanked = blessed.

Verse 26

for, Note the Figure of speech Parenthesis. App-6.

king"s weight: to distinguish it from the sacred shekel. See App-51.

Verse 27

three sons. Did not survive him. Compare 2 Samuel 18:18.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 14:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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