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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Numbers 33



Verse 1

journeys. Hebrew pullings up: i.e. of the tent-pegs, or the breakings up of the camps.

children = sons.

Verse 2

wrote. See note on Exodus 17:14, and App-47.

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

Verse 3-4

the Egyptians: repeated = Figure of speech Anadiplosis (App-6).

Verse 4

upon their gods. Compare Exodus 12:12; Exodus 18:8, Exodus 18:11.

Verse 8

before Pi-hahiroth. Hebrew text and Revised Version = "before Hahiroth"; but this differs from the other two occurrences of the name (Exodus 14:2, Exodus 14:9), in all three of which it is Pi-hahiroth. A special various reading called Sevir (App-34) has the full name Pi-hahiroth in this verse. The Authorized Version has kept the Pi as well, and made it "before Pi-". It should, perhaps, read here, as in every other case in this chapter, "from Pi-hahiroth".

Verse 9

Elim. Compare Exodus 15:27; Exodus 16:1.

Verse 10

by the Red sea. Not named before.

Verse 11

wilderness of Sin., Exodus 16:1, Exodus 16:2.

Verse 12

Dophkah. Not named before.

Verse 13

Alush. Not named before.

Verse 14

Rephidim. Compare Ex. 17.

Verse 15

wilderness of Sinai. Compare Exodus 19:1. Acts 7:38.

Verse 16

Kibroth-hattaavjah. Compare Numbers 11:4-34.

Verse 17

Hazeroth. Compare Numbers 11:35.

Verse 18

Bithmah. Compare Numbers 13:1-3. Whence the spies went to view the land: means "Juniper": well named for the evil tongues of the spies. Compare Psalms 120:3, Psalms 120:4.

Verse 19

Bimmon-parez. Not named before.

Verse 21

Rissah. Not elsewhere mentioned.

Verse 33

Jotbathah. Compare Deuteronomy 10:7.

Verse 35

Ezion-gaber. Compare Deuteronomy 2:8. Edom"s seaport on the Red Sea.

Verse 38

fortieth year. The number of Probation (App-10).

Verse 39

died. Compare Numbers 20:24, Numbers 20:26, &c, born 1575 B.C.

mount Hor. Compare Numbers 21:4.

Verse 40

king Arad. Compare Numbers 21:1-3.

Verse 44

Ije-abarim = heaps, or ruins, of Abarim. "Iim", Numbers 33:45, probably an abbreviation.

Verse 45

Dibon-gad = Dibon of the tribe of Gad. Compare Numbers 21:30. So called because it was appropriated by Gad (Numbers 32:34); and to distinguish it from another Dibon given to Reuben (Joshua 13:15, Joshua 13:17).

Verse 47

Nebo. Where Moses died. Deuteronomy 32:49, Deuteronomy 32:50; Deuteronomy 34:1, Deuteronomy 34:5.

Verse 52

drive out. This was one of the great purposes for which the sword of Israel was raised up. Compare Deuteronomy 7:1, Deuteronomy 7:2. Exodus 23:33. App-23and App-25.

Verse 53

inhabitants of the land. Figure of speech Ellipsis (App-6) correctly supplied. Hebrew "land" is put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject), for the inhabitants.

Verse 54

ye shall divide. Compare Numbers 26:53.

Verse 55

not drive out. Alas! they did not. Compare Joshua 13:13; Joshua 15:63; Joshua 16:10. Judges 1:19, Judges 1:21, Judges 1:28, Judges 1:29, Judges 1:30-36; Judges 2:1-5. See App-25.

pricks. Compare Joshua 23:13. = for pricks. Compare Ezekiel 28:24. Judges 2:3.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Numbers 33:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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