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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Numbers 6



Verse 1

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

spake. See note on Numbers 1:1.

Verse 2

children = sons.

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

woman. Either could be a Nazarite.

vow a vow. Figure of speech Polyptoton (App-6), for emphasis = make a special vow. Compare Acts 18:18; Acts 21:23.

a Nazarite = one separate, from Hebrew. nazir, to separate. Compare Genesis 49:26. Judges 13:5, Judges 13:7. Lamentations 4:7.

Verse 3

wine. Hebrew. yayin. See App-27.

strong drink. Hebrew. shekar. See App-27.

liquor of grapes = mashed grapes.

moist = green or "fresh".

Verse 4

separation = Nazariteship.

vine tree = grape vine.

Verse 6

come at = come near.

no dead body = no dead soul. Hebrew. nephesh. See App-13, and note on Leviticus 19:28.

Verse 7

consecration = separation, or Nazariteship.

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.

Verse 10

turtles = turtle-doves.

door = entrance.

tabernacle of the congregation = tent of assembly. See App-40.

Verse 11

offer = prepare. See App-43.

atonement. See note on Exodus 29:33.

dead = soul. Hebrew. nephesh (App-13): i.e. the dead person.

hallow his head: i.e. by beginning anew the days of his vow (Numbers 6:9), during which the hair must grow, as in Numbers 6:5. See note on "holy", Exodus 3:5.

Verse 12

consecrate = separate.

separation = Nazarite ship.

trespass offering. See App-43.

be lost. Hebrew fall, i.e. not be counted.

Verse 13

the Nazarite = the one separate.

Verse 14

offer = bring near. Hebrew. karab. See App-43.

offering = approach offering. App-43.

sin offering. See App-43.

Verse 15

cakes = pierced cakes.

meat offering = meal or gift offering. App-43.

Verse 18

sacrifice. App-43. Compare Acts 21:26, Acts 21:27.

Verse 19

sodden = boiled.

Verse 20

wave offering. See note on Exodus 29:27.

holy. See note on Exodus 3:5.

Verse 21

beside, &c.: i.e., if able, he might voluntarily make an addition thereto.

Verse 24

The LORD = Jehovah the Father, the source of all blessing. Compare Ephesians 1:3. Hebrews 10:7.

Verse 25

The LORD = Jehovah the Son, the channel of all blessing, Ephesians 1:3. Compare Acts 3:26. Hebrews 10:10.

face: put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), for whole Person. App-6. Also Figure of speech Anthropopatheia.

Verse 26

The LORD = Jehovah the Spirit, the witness of all blessing. Compare Hebrews 10:7, Hebrews 10:10, Hebrews 10:15.

countenance: same as "face" in Numbers 6:25, this is the token of Divine favour and delight. Compare Job 29:24. Psalms 4:6, and the result Numbers 6:7.

peace = rest or security.

Verse 33

Aaron and unto his sons. Compare Deuteronomy 21:5. 1 Chronicles 23:13. bless. Deuteronomy 10:8.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Numbers 6:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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