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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Exodus 27

Verse 1

shittim wood . Acacia wood.

cubits . See App-51 .

Verse 2

brass , or copper. Perhaps bronze. See Exodus 25:3 .

Verse 5

compass of the altar. Probably the margin or place where the priests stood. The "place" of 2 Chronicles 30:16 . A raised position from which the sacrificing priest is said to "come down", Leviticus 9:22 .

Verse 7

the staves . Hebrew its staves.

Verse 8

as . Hebrew according as.

Verse 9

tabernacle . Hebrew. mishkan. See App-40 .

south side southward . Figure of speech Polyptoton. App-6 .

side. Hebrew. pe'ah, quarter or region.

Verse 10

brass . All other sockets (of boards) in "silver" (Exodus 26:19 ; denoting redemption). The sockets of these pillars (the way of access) of "brass" (denoting judgment in righteousness). Compare the brazen Altar and Laver.

hooks = pegs, pins, or nails.

Verse 12

side. Hebrew. pe'ah = quarter, region.

Verse 14

side . Hebrew. katheph = shoulder.

Verse 17

filleted with = connected with rods.

Verse 18

every where = by fifty.

Verse 19

tabernacle . Hebrew. mishkan. See App-40 .

Verse 20

children = sons.

pure oil . This is without measure. See on John 3:34

the light = the light-holder. Compare Genesis 1:14 .

to burn always : i.e. a perpetual light.

Verse 21

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

the testimony . Compare Exodus 26:33 .

the LORD . Hebrew. Jehovah . App-4 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Exodus 27". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.