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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Exodus 29



Verse 1

minister. See note on Exodus 28:1

without blemish. This, with bread "without leaven" (Exodus 29:2), shows the inner meaning of "leaven".

Verse 2

cakes = pierced cakes.

Verse 4

tabernacle = tent. Hebrew. "ohel. App-40.

wash. Hebrew. rachaz = one of the ceremonial washings referred to in Hebrews 6:2, and rendered "baptisms".

Verse 5

ephod. See note on Exodus 28:6.

curious = embroidered.

Verse 9

consecrate. See note on Exodus 28:41.

Verse 13

caul = the omentum, not the midriff.

Verse 14

without the camp. Compare Hebrews 13:11-13. An unholy camp was unfit for a holy sin offering.

sin offering. Hebrew sin, put (as in Genesis 4:7) by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject), App-6, for sin offering. See App-43.

Verse 18

sweet savour. Hebrew "savour of rest", i.e. coinplacency or satisfaction. See note on Genesis 8:2.

Verse 20

and. Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton (App-6), calling our attention to the several parts touched by the atoning blood. All were consecrated, and each one is singled out and emphasised by the several "and".

Aaron. The Antitype, Christ, so anointed and set apart "on the holy mount" (2 Peter 1:16-18). See notes on Exodus 28:1, Exodus 28:2. Compare Psalms 45:7. Hebrews 1:9. Note "thy fellows", but "above" them, infinitely "above".

Verse 27

wave offering. Turned to the four quarters of the earth. See App-43.

heave offering. Lifted up to heaven for Jehovah only. See App-43.

Verse 28

children = sons.

Verse 30

holy. See note on Exodus 3:5.

Verse 32

eat, &c. This explains John 6:33. In Exodus 29 this was literal, but in our case it must perforce be purely and wholly spiritual. Compare the eating of Exodus 29:33 and the burning of Exodus 29:34 with the eating and burning of the Paschal Lamb, Exodus 12:10, Exodus 12:11.

Verse 33

atonement. The first occurrence of the English word. The Hebrew kaphar, to cover, gives the essential meaning, as shown in its first occurrence, Genesis 6:14, where it is rendered "pitch [it]". See notes on Genesis 32:20. Psalms 32:1. Hence used of the mercy-seat. See, note on Exodus 25:17. The English "at-one-ment" has no connection whatever with the Hebrew word kaphar.

consecrate. See on Exodus 28:41.

Verse 36

offer. Hebrew "asah. See App-43.

for it = upon it.

Verse 37

holy. See note on Exodus 3:5.

Verse 38

day by day continually. See the Divine comment on this. Hebrews 9:9; Hebrews 10:1, Hebrews 10:2.

Verse 39

the other = the second.

at even = Hebrew between the two evenings = at dusk. Exodus 12:6; Exodus 16:12; Exodus 30:8.

Verse 40

hin. See App-51.

wine. Hebrew. yayin (see App-27).

Verse 41

meat = meal.

the LORD = Jehovah. App-4.

Verse 42

meet = meet by appointment. See note on Exodus 25:22. you. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch and Septuagint, read "thee".

Verse 43

the tabernacle. Supply Ellipsis with "it" (App-6).

Verse 45

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.

Verse 46

that I may dwell. This was the object in bringing them forth from Egypt.

among = in the midst.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Exodus 29:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
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