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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Numbers 5

 

 

Verse 1

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

spake. See note on Numbers 1:1.


Verse 2

children = sons. See note on Numbers 1:2.

the dead = the soul. Hebrew. nephesh. See App-13. Compare Ch. Numbers 6:6. Leviticus 21:1. Leviticus 19:11. See note on Leviticus 19:28. Touching a dead man, rendered the one who touched unclean seven days (Numbers 19:11); touching other dead creatures, rendered unclean only till the evening (Leviticus 11:27, Leviticus 11:39, Leviticus 11:40).


Verse 3

put out, without the camp. Compare Numbers 12:14, Numbers 12:15.


Verse 4

as = according as.


Verse 6

man. Hebrew. "ish. See App-14.

sin. Hebrew. chat"a. App-44.

men. Hebrew. "adam. See App-14.

trespass. Hebrew. ma"al. App-44.

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


Verse 7

recompense = return back.

trespass. Hebrew. "asham. App-44.


Verse 8

kinsman. Hebrew. goel, redeemer. See note on Exodus 6:6.

atonement. See note on Exodus 29:33.


Verse 9

offering = heave offering. Hebrew. terumah. See App-43, and note on Exodus 29:27.

holy = separated. See note on Exodus 3:5.


Verse 10

hallowed = separated. See note on "holy", Exodus 3:5.

whatsoever. Some codices, with one printed edition, Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "and whatsoever".

his: i.e. the priest"s.


Verse 14

the spirit of jealousy = a jealous motion or affection of the mind. Here, Hebrew. ruach (App-9) is put for the feelings, &c., as in Isaiah 11:2. Ephesians 1:17. Hosea 4:12.


Verse 15

offering. Hebrew. korban, approach-offering. See App-43.

ephah. See App-51.

barley. No other grain, and no other measure. Compare Leviticus 2:1.

offering: i.e. of jealousy. Hebrew. minchah (App-43.), meal offering.

offering: i.e. of memorial, i.e. causing iniquity to be remembered.

iniquity. Hebrew. "avah. App-44.


Verse 17

holy = separated: taken from the laver. See note on Exodus 3:5.

tabernacle. Hebrew. mishkan. App-40.


Verse 18

bitter water. Hebrew water of bitters, Genitive of cause: i.e., causing bitterness of spirit. Compare Psalms 109:18. Proverbs 5:4. Bitter = ham"arim.

curse. Figure of speech Paronomasia (App-6). Hebrew. ham"arim.


Verse 21

charge, &c. This ordeal was provided for in the Laws of Khammurabi, 131, 132. See App-15.


Verse 22

Amen. A Hebrew word, transferred to the Greek = verily, truly so. If one adjured another and he replied "Amen", it was thereby considered as confirmed by an oath. Compare 2 Corinthians 1:20.


Verse 24

become bitter = turn to bitterness.


Verse 25

offering. Hebrew. minchah, gift or meal offering. See App-43.

wave. See note on Exodus 29:27.

offer it = bring it. Hebrew. karab. App-43.


Verse 26

memorial. The handful (Leviticus 2:2) so-called.

burn. Hebrew. katar. See App-43.


Verse 28

be. Hebrew she be.


Verse 31

iniquity. Hebrew. "avah. App-44.

bear her iniquity = bear the punishment of it. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6. Compare Leviticus 20:17, Leviticus 20:19, Leviticus 20:20. Ezekiel 4:4, Ezekiel 4:5. See App-44.

 


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Numbers 5:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/numbers-5.html. 1909-1922.

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