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

 

 

Verse 1

daughters. Compare Numbers 26:33. Joshua 17:3.


Verse 2

door = entrance.

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


Verse 3

died. Compare Numbers 26:64, Numbers 26:65.


Verse 4

Why . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6.


Verse 6

spake. See note on Numbers 1:1.


Verse 7

shalt surely give. Hebrew "a giving thou shalt give". Figure of speech Polyptoton (App-6), for emphasis. See note on Genesis 26:28. This command obeyed in Joshua 17:4.


Verse 8

children = sons.


Verse 11

unto his kinsman. Compare note on Leviticus 18:6.

a statute of judgment: or, regulative statute. Compare Numbers 35:29.

as = according to what.


Verse 13

Aaron. Compare Numbers 20:24.


Verse 14

rebelled. Compare Numbers 20:24.

My commandment. Hebrew "My mouth". Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6, "mouth" put for what is spoken by it.

water. Compare Exodus 17:7. Of another Meribah.


Verse 16

God = Elohim. God, the Creator of men and the spirits of men (Genesis 2:7), Who giveth the spirit to man, and takes it to Himself again (Ecclesiastes 12:7), and Who giveth all the gifts of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 14:12).

spirits. Plural of Hebrew. ruach. See App-9.

set = or visit: i.e. provide and appoint. man. Hebrew "ish. See App-14.


Verse 17

go out . . . go in. Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Species), App-6, put for life in general, especially all official movements, and actions.


Verse 18

Joshua. See note on Exodus 17:9.

spirit. Hebrew. ruach (App-9). Put here by the Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6, for the gifts of the Holy Spirit: here, a spirit of "wisdom" (Deuteronomy 34:9).


Verse 19

Eleazar the priest: because he had the breastplate with Urim and Thummim, and could alone give Joshua the decision or "judgment" of Jehovah.


Verse 21

he shall stand = take his stand. Hebrew. "amad, as Numbers 27:2.

counsel. Supply Ellipsis with the word "judgment" from next clause.

for = by.

after = for.

judgment = decision.

Urim = the Urim. See note on Ex. Numbers 28:30.

at his word = at the mouth: i.e. of the Urim.

word = commandment or instruction, "word" put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6, for what is spoken by the mouth.


Verse 23

commanded = spake. See note on Numbers 1:1.

by the hand. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6:. by the instrumentality or agency of the hand.

 


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

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Monday, November 18th, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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