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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Exodus 6

Verse 1

the LORD (Hebrew. Jehovah) said. See note on Exodus 3:7 , and compare note on Exodus 6:10 , and see App-4 .

Verse 2

God spake . Occurs only twice in Exodus: here, and 20. See notes on Exodus 3:7 with Exodus 6:10 .

God . Hebrew. Elohim . App-4 .

the LORD = Jehovah . Note the repetition five times in this revelation, verses: Exodus 6:2 , Exodus 6:3 , Exodus 6:6 , Exodus 2:7 , Exodus 2:8 , and see App-10 .

Verse 3

known . Hebrew = perceived or understood. The name Jehovah was known as the covenant name; but was not known so as to be understood. The Ellipsis may be better supplied "in [the character of] El Shaddai. " Compare Exodus 7:5 .

Verse 4

I have. Note the three repetitions in verses: Exodus 6:4 , Exodus 6:5 . See App-10 .

them = individually (see on Genesis 50:24 ). This is why this revelation of Jehovah as "the God of the living" ensures their resurrection. See Exodus 3:6 , and compare Deuteronomy 11:2 .

pilgrimage . They "sojourned "in Canaan, and they "dwelt" in Egypt.

Verse 5

also . Read "I also have:" i.e. as well as thou.

children = sons.

remembered My covenant . All Israel's blessings based on this. See Exodus 2:24 .

Verse 6

and. Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton ( App-6 ) in verses: Exodus 6:6-2.6.8 , to emphasise every detail. Compare Deuteronomy 7:8 .

I will. Note the sevenfold blessing in verses: Exodus 6:6-2.6.8 and compare the sevenfold promise in Genesis 12:2 , Genesis 12:3 . See App-10 . redeem. Hebrew. g'aal = to redeem (from charge, by payment). First occurance in connection with Israel. Not padah. See note on Exodus 13:13 .

Verse 8

swear . Hebrew "I lifted up mine hand". Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct). App-6 . Act put for the thing accompanying it: rightly rendered "swear". The Figure of speech Anthropopatheia is also involved in it.

Verse 9

spirit . Hebrew. ruach. See App-9 .

Verse 10

the LORD spake = Jehovah spake (Hebrew. davar). This expression occurs in Ex. twenty "sundry times "and in seven "divers manners "(see App-10 ). Compare note on Exodus 3:7 . Leviticus 1:0 .Numbers 1:0 . (1) To Moses alone; Exodus 13:1 ; Exodus 30:11 , Exodus 30:17 , Exodus 30:22 , Exodus 30:34 ; Exodus 31:1 ; Exodus 33:11 ; Exo 33:40 . (2) To Moses to speak to Aaron, Exodus 7:19 ; Exodus 8:5 . (3) To Moses to speak to the children of Israel, Exodus 6:14 ; Exodus 16:11 (Compare Exodus 6:12 ); 25.; Exodus 31:12 . (4) To Moses to speak to Pharaoh, Exodus 6:10 (Compare Exodus 6:11 , Exodus 29:8 ). (5) To Moses and unto Aaron, Exodus 7:8 . (6) To Moses and Aaron to speak to the congregation of Israel, Exodus 6:12 . (7) To Moses and Aaron to give a charge to the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh, Exodus 6:13 .

Verse 14

Moses and Aaron shown to be the crown of the previous pedigrees. They gather the "heads" who are to speak to Pharaoh, Exodus 6:27 .

Verse 16

Levi died twenty = three years after Joseph, forty-one years before Moses.

Verse 20

Jochebed . See note on Numbers 26:59 .

Verse 24

Elkanah . The ancestor of Samuel. Compare 1 Samuel 1:1-9.1.24 and Numbers 26:11 , &c.

Verse 26

Aaron and Moses . The order according to age and genealogy. Compare Exodus 6:27 .

Verse 27

Pharaoh king of Egypt . See App-37 .

Moses and Aaron . The order according to God's choice. Compare Exodus 6:26 .

Verse 28

the LORD (Hebrew. Jehovah. spake. See note on Exodus 6:10 , and compare note on Exodus 3:7 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Exodus 6". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/exodus-6.html. 1909-1922.