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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Deuteronomy 27

 

 

Verse 1

And Moses. This is the beginning of the fifth address. See note on Deuteronomy 1:1.

this day. See note on Deuteronomy 4:26.


Verse 2

on the day = in the day, or, when. See App-18.

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.

stones: i.e. rough and unhewn. Compare Exodus 20:25.

plaister = gypsum. A hard white cement.


Verse 3

write. See note on Exodus 17:14. Compare Joshua 8:30-32.

this law: i.e. which follows, viz. the blessings and curses.

as = according as.


Verse 4

in mount Ebal. The stones, therefore, carried thither from Jordan.

Ebal = heaps.


Verse 5

iron. Probably a technical name for a chisel, as we now associate it with a laundry or a prison.


Verse 8

very plainly. A useful hint for us = plainly and well.


Verse 9

Take heed = keep silence, or, take note.


Verse 10

commandments. In Hebrew text written singular, but read plural, as here.


Verse 12

Simeon. For order of tribes see App-45.


Verse 14

speak, and say. Note idiom, usually rendered in New Testament "answer and say". The first verb is to be rendered according to the context. Here = "curse and say".


Verse 15

Cursed. Figure of speech Anaphora. See App-6. "Cursed" twelve times.

any graven = a sculpture. Compare Deuteronomy 4:23. Leviticus 19:4.

Amen. Note the Figure of speech Epistrophe (see App-6), each clause ending with the same word "Amen. "


Verse 16

setteth light. Compare Exodus 21:17. Leviticus 19:3.


Verse 17

removeth. Compare Deuteronomy 19:14.


Verse 18

the blind. Compare Leviticus 19:14.


Verse 19

stranger = foreigner. These three put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Species) for all kinds of afflicted. Compare Deuteronomy 24:17. Exodus 22:21, Exodus 22:22. Jeremiah 22:3.


Verse 20

lieth. Compare Deuteronomy 22:30. Leviticus 18:8; Leviticus 20:11.


Verse 21

beast. Compare Exodus 22:19. Leviticus 18:23; Leviticus 20:15.


Verse 22

his sister. Compare Leviticus 18:9; Leviticus 20:17.


Verse 23

mother in law. Compare Leviticus 18:17; Leviticus 20:14.


Verse 24

smiteth. Compare Exodus 21:12.


Verse 25

reward = bribe. Compare Deuteronomy 10:17; Deuteronomy 16:19. Exodus 23:7, Exodus 23:8. Psalms 15:5.

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


Verse 26

confirmeth not. Compare Deuteronomy 28:1, Deuteronomy 28:15. Jeremiah 11:3-5. Galatians 1:3, Galatians 1:10.

all. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch and Septuagint, have this "all" in the text.

 


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Bibliography Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 27:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/deuteronomy-27.html. 1909-1922.

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Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
the Week of Proper 27 / Ordinary 32
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