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the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .
statutes, and . . . judgments. See note on Deuteronomy 4:1 .
this day. See note on Deuteronomy 4:26 .
His. Some codices, with one early printed edition, Samaritan Pentateuch, The Targum of Jonathan ben Uzziel Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "and His".
and. Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton in verses: Deuteronomy 11:2 , Deuteronomy 11:3 .
acts. Compare Psalms 103:7 , as distinguished from His "ways" shown only to Moses.
after you. One important codex, quoting others, reads "after them".
destroyed = caused to perish. Compare Exodus 14:28 ,
wilderness. Compare Exodus 15:0 .Numbers 32:0 .
Dathan and Abiram. Compare Numbers 16:0 .
substance = living things.
commandments. See note on Deuteronomy 6:1 , Deuteronomy 6:25 ; Deuteronomy 7:11 .
go = are going over.
in the land = on the ground.
is not = "it [is] not".
as the land of Egypt. Rain very rare in Egypt. Compare Zechariah 14:18 .
wateredst . . . foot. Referring to the system of irrigation, by which the water was turned into different channels by the foot.
go = are going.
drinketh = drinketh continually.
eyes. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6 .
One of the Phylacteries. See note on Deuteronomy 6:4-9 .
first rain = "early rain". Falling middle of October to January, preparing ground for seeds. First occurrence of these rains.
latter rain. Falling in March and April, bringing on the harvest. Compare Leviticus 26:3 , Leviticus 26:4 .Joel 2:23 .Jeremiah 5:24 .Zechariah 10:1 .James 5:7 .
wine. Hebrew. tirosh, new wine. See App-27 .
shut up. The power of the Creator thus manifested. Compare 1 Kings 8:35 .James 5:17 .
land = ground. Hebrew ' adamah .
as = for.
write. See note on Exodus 17:14 , and App-47 .
command. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint, and Syriac, read "command this day". Compare the idiom of Luke 23:43 .
Every place. Compare Joshua 1:3-5 ; Joshua 23:5 .Exodus 23:31 .
from. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint, and Syriac, read "and from".
river. Hebrew. nahar , a flood, not nahal , a Wady. Some codices, with Septuagint and Vulgate, read "great river".
coast = border.
man. Hebrew. 'ish . See App-14 .
as = according as.
Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6 .
A blessing = the blessing.
a curse = the curse.
Gerizim. North of Shechem. Compare Joshua 8:33 , Joshua 8:34 , and see Deuteronomy 27:12 .
Ebal. South of Shechem. Both mounts here named for first time. Not mentioned after Judges.
Are they not. ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 .
other side. These particulars connect this place with the rehearsing of the law to Abraham. Compare Genesis 12:6 .
champaign = plain. Heb 'arabah. Compare Deuteronomy 1:1 .
Gilgal = enclosure. Not the Gilgal near Jericho.
beside = near. Hence thirty miles from the Gilgal of Joshua 5:9 .
Moreh. Compare Genesis 12:6 , Genesis 12:7 ; Genesis 35:4 .
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