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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

1 Samuel 5

Verse 1

God . Hebrew. Elohim . See App-4 .

Eben-ezer . Compare 1 Samuel 4:1 ; 1 Samuel 7:12 .

Ashdod = fortified. Now Esdud. Compare Joshua 13:3 . See note on Genesis 10:14 .

Verse 2

Dagon = great fish.

Verse 3

the morrow. Septuagint adds "and entered into the house of Dagon, they looked and "behold, &c. behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6 .

the LORD . Hebrew. Jehovah. in contrast with Dagon. App-4 .

Verse 4

only . . . Dagon . The hands and feet being gone, only Dagon (the fish part) remained.

Verse 6

hand . Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6 , for the judgments inflicted by it.

emerods . See note on Deuteronomy 28:27 .

Verse 7

men . Hebrew. "enosh. App-14 . Ill.

Verse 8

lords = princes. See note on Joshua 13:3 .

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Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 5". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/1-samuel-5.html. 1909-1922.