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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Exodus 39

 

 


Verse 1

holy. See note on Exodus 3:5.

as = according as. Note this in each of the seven-fold repetition of the words "as the LORD commanded Moses" in this record of the completion of the work: and again in the work of the setting up of the tabernacle, Exo 40. Thus in Exodus 39:1, Exodus 39:5, Exodus 39:7, Exodus 39:21, Exodus 39:26, Exodus 39:29, and Exodus 39:31; and in Exodus 40:19, Exodus 40:21, Exodus 40:23, Exodus 40:25, Exodus 40:27, Exodus 40:29, and Exodus 40:32, the former is followed by the blessing of Moses, and the latter by the blessing of Jehovah. See the Structure "Q", p. 124.

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.


Verse 2

ephod. See note on Exodus 28:6.

fine twined linen. See note on Exodus 35:23.


Verse 3

wires = threads, or cords.

cunning = skilful.


Verse 5

girdle. See note on Exodus 28:8.

was = " it [was]".


Verse 6

children = sons.


Verse 8

breastplate. See Exodus 28:15-21. Always used of the Aaronic breastplate except Leviticus 8:8.

cunning work = work of a skilful deviser. See note on Exodus 26:1.


Verse 9

span. App-51.


Verse 14

one = Hebrew. "ish, man. See App-14.

twelve tribes. The names according to the tribes. On the shoulders according to their births. See App-45.


Verse 15

chains. See Exodus 28:22-30.


Verse 20

sides. Hebrew katheph = shoulders.


Verse 21

as, &c. See note on Exodus 39:1.


Verse 22

robe. See Exodus 28:31-35.


Verse 23

habergeon = coat of mail. From O. French haubere = neck defence.


Verse 24

pomegranates. See note on Numbers 13:23.

twined. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint, and Syriac, read "fine twined linen".


Verse 27

coats. See Exodus 28:39-43.


Verse 28

mitre = turban.

goodly bonnets ornamental tiaras or turban ornaments. See lsa. Exodus 61:10 and Ezekiel 24:17.


Verse 30

wrote. See note on Exodus 17:14.

HOLINESS, &c. See on Exodus 28:36-38.


Verse 32

tabernacle. Hebrew. mishkan, habitation (App-40). and the children of Israel did, &c. Read "thus did the children of Israel, according", &c.


Verse 33

And. Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton (App-6) in verses: Exodus 39:33-41 emphasising each separate detail, and impressing the tact that nothing was omitted. Thirty-six "ands" in nine verses.

taches = hooks, clasps, or pins, Exodus 36:13.


Verse 35

The ark. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch, Targum of Onkelos, The Targum of Jonathan ben Uzziel and Syriac, read "And the ark". mercy seat. See note on Exodus 25:17.


Verse 36

The table. Some codices, with Targum of Onkelos, read "And the table".

and. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch, Targum of Onkelos, and Syriac, read "and all".


Verse 37

The pure. Some codices, with The Targum of Jonathan ben Uzziel and Syriac, read "And the pure".

with. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch, Targum of Onkelos, The Targum of Jonathan ben Uzziel and Syriac, read "and the lamps".


Verse 38

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

door = entrance.


Verse 39

The. Some codices, with The Targum of Jonathan ben Uzziel and Syriac, read And the".

brass. See note on Exodus 25:3.

his. Some codices, with Targum of Onkelos and Syriac, read and his".


Verse 40

The. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch, Targum of Onkelos, The Targum of Jonathan ben Uzziel Syriac, and Vulgate, read "And the".

his. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch, Targum of Onkelos, The Targum of Jonathan ben Uzziel Syriac, and Vulgate, read "and his".

vessels = utensils, or furniture.


Verse 41

The. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch, Targum of Onkelos, and Syriac, read "And the".

 


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Bibliography Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Exodus 39:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/exodus-39.html. 1909-1922.

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