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the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. Compare App-4 .
shewed him = caused him to see. Compare Matthew 4:8 . Luke 4:5 .
Dan. Compare Genesis 14:14 . Not Judges 18:29 .
utmost sea. Called "the great sea". See Joel 2:20 , and Zechariah 14:8 , where Authorized Version and Revised Version not correct.
south = the "Negeb". See note on Genesis 12:8 , Genesis 12:9 ; Genesis 13:3 , &c.
said. See note on Deuteronomy 2:9 .
I sware. See Genesis 12:7 ; Genesis 13:17 ; and compare Deuteronomy 3:27 .
unto Abraham. All three Patriarchs named.
Moses the servant of the LORD. First occurrence. Occurs eighteen times. See Joshua 1:1 , Joshua 1:13 , Joshua 1:15 ; Joshua 8:31 , Joshua 8:33 ; Joshua 11:12 ; Joshua 12:6 , Joshua 12:6 ; Joshua 13:8 ; Joshua 14:7 ; Joshua 18:7 ; Joshua 22:2 , Joshua 22:4 , Joshua 22:5 ; 2 Kings 18:12 . 2Ch 1:3 ; 2 Chronicles 24:6 ; and compare Hebrews 3:1-6 . Compare for other variations of Moses as a servant, Exodus 14:31 . Num 12:7 . 1 Kings 8:53 .
word. Hebrew mouth. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6 , put for what is spoken by it.
He buried him = Jehovah buried Moses. Said of no other. Hence, when raised for the Transfiguration, Satan, who has the power of death (Hebrews 2:14 ), "contended" with Michael about his body, Jude 1:9 . So God has buried the Law for those who, being "in Christ", have died and are dead to the Law. Compare Romans 6:2 , Romans 6:6-8 ; Romans 7:1-5 , Romans 7:6 (margin).
man. Hebrew. 'ish . App-14 .
an hundred and twenty years old. Moses died the youngest of any of his kindred, e.g. Levi was 137, Kohath 133, Amram 137, Aaron 123, Miriam 126 or more.
natural force = moisture, or freshness.
children = sons.
thirty days. The mourning lasted from thirtieth day of the eleventh month (Sebat) till the twenty-ninth (and last) day of the twelfth month (Adar). See App-51 . Thus the forty years were completed: from 1st Abib, 1491., See App-50 .
Joshua. Compare Numbers 27:23 .
spirit. Hebrew. ruach. App-9 .
as = according as.
a prophet. Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Genus). App-6 . A common name put for a proper name, Moses being the prophet. App-6 .
face to face. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6 . Compare Deuteronomy 6:4 , Deuteronomy 6:5 .
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 34". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/
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