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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Deuteronomy 26



Verse 1

land. Heb "erez = Canaan.

Verse 2

earth. Hebrew = ground or soil, "adamah, as in Exodus 23:19; Exodus 34:26. Leviticus 2:12; Leviticus 23:10. Numbers 15:20, Numbers 15:21. Numbers 18:4. Proverbs 3:9, Proverbs 3:10.

basket. Heb men"e (woven), only here and Deuteronomy 28:5, Deuteronomy 28:17.

to place = to cause to dwell.

Verse 3

profess = declare.

this day. See note on Deuteronomy 4:26.

Verse 5

speak and say. Note the idiom, generally rendered "answer and say", where the first verb must always be rendered according to the context. Here "confess and say".

Syrian = an Aramaean: i.e. Jacob.

ready to perish = perishing. Genesis 42:1, Genesis 42:2.

mighty. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch, Targum of Onkelos, The Targum of Jonathan ben Uzziel and Septuagint, read "and mighty". Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton (App-6), thus produced.

Verse 7

we cried. See Exodus 2:23-25; Exodus 3:7, &c. Psalms 107:6.

Verse 10

land. Hebrew. "adamah = ground or soil, as in references on "earth" in Deuteronomy 26:2.

Verse 12

tithing all the tithes. Figure of speech Polyptoton (App-6) = carefully and completely tithed thy increase. Compare Deuteronomy 14:28, Deuteronomy 14:29.

Verse 13

hallowed = holy.

transgressed = passed over. Hebrew. "abar,

Verse 14

mourning. Hebrew "avon, a Homonym: here = suffering, or sorrow (as in Genesis 35:18 (margin), and Hosea 9:4), but = might in Genesis 49:3.

for the dead. Probably = defilement for touching a dead body.

Verse 15

holy. See note on Exodus 3:5.

as = according as.

a land. Heb erez, the land of Canaan

Verse 16

statutes and judgments. See note on Deuteronomy 4:1.

soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.

Verse 17

avouched = avowed.

and. Note Figure of speech Polysyndeton (App-6) in verses: Deuteronomy 26:17-19.

Verse 18

peculiar = as a treasure. Compare Deuteronomy 7:6, and see note on Exodus 19:5.

Verse 19

as = according as. This is the end of the fourth address. See note on Deuteronomy 1:1.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 26:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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