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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Numbers 9



Verse 1

spake. See note on Numbers 1:1. During the week of Aaron"s consecration, Abib 1-8

first month, &c. Therefore before the numbering which was on the first day of the second month (Numbers 1:1, Numbers 1:2). The observance mentioned here in connection with the second passover, a month later (verses: Numbers 9:6-11).

Verse 3

children = sons.

Verse 5

kept the passover: the second of ten recorded. See note on Exodus 12:18, Exodus 12:28. Leviticus 23:5. Leviticus 28:16. Deuteronomy 16:2, and Compare Numbers 7:89, Numbers 9:14.

Verse 6

men. Hebrew, plural of "ish or "enosh, App-14. Probably Mishael and Elizaphan, who had buried Nadab and Abihu (Leviticus 10:1-4); they were thus rendered unclean, and could not keep the passover (Numbers 19:11; Numbers 5:2).

by = for touching.

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

man. Hebrew. , adam. App-14.

Verse 10

any man. Hebrew. "ish, "ish. App-14.

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

afar off. In Hebrew MSS. dotted, to show these words are to be omitted. See App-31. Distance not limited.

Verse 11

second month. Therefore a month later than the appointed day (Numbers 9:1).

Verse 13

man. Hebrew. "enosh. App-14.

soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.

offering = approach offering. Hebrew. korban. App-43.

Verse 15

tabernacle = habitation. Heb mishkan. App-40.

was = came to be: i.e. remained.

Verse 17

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

Verse 18

At the, &c. Figure of speech Epibole. App-6, repeated. commandment. Hebrew mouth. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6; mouth put for command given by it.

Verse 20

a few days. Hebrew "days of number": i.e. days easily counted.

according to, &c. Figure of speech Mesarchia, App-6(twice).

Verse 22

abode. Compare Exodus 40:34-38.

Verse 23

At the commandment, &c. Figure of speech Epibole App-6.

hand = mediation, or ministry; "hand" put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause).


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Numbers 9:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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