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Bible Commentaries
Ezekiel 45

Bullinger's Companion Bible NotesBullinger's Companion Notes

Verse 1

offer = heave up, See next note.

oblation = a heave offering. See note on Ezekiel 44:30 .

the LORD . Hebrew. Jehovah . App-4 . Ih

holy . See note on Exodus 3:5 .

ten. The Septuagint reads twenty. Compare Numbers 35:2 .Joshua 21:2 .

Verse 2

for the sanctuary : i.e. the outer court (Ezekiel 42:15-20 ). cubits. See App-51 .

suburbs = void ground outside the outer court, to prevent contact.

Verse 3

five and twenty thousand = about sixty or seventy miles, according to the length of the cubit.

most holy place = holy of holies.

Verse 4

shall be = it [shall be].

the LORD . Hebrew. Jehovah. with ' eth = Jehovah Himself. App-4 .I.

Verse 5

for = as.

for twenty chambers : or, of cities to dwell in.

Verse 6

the whole house of Israel . Compare Ezekiel 48:19 .

Verse 7

before = in front of.

Verse 9

Thus saith , &c. See note on Ezekiel 44:9 .

the Lord GOD . Hebrew. Adonai Jehovah . See note on Ezekiel 2:4 ,

and . Some codices, with five early printed editions, omit this "and".

exactions = evictions. saith

the Lord GOD = [is] Adonai Jehovah's oracle.

Verse 10

Ye shall have , &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 19:36 ). ephah. See App-51 ., bath. See App-51 .

Verse 11

the tenth part . See the next note. homer. Hebrew. chomer : not to be confounded with ' omer . The former contained ten ephahs; the latter was one-tenth of an ephah. Compare Exodus 16:16 .

Verse 12

And the shekel , &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 30:13 , Leviticus 27:25 .Numbers 3:47; Numbers 3:47 ). App-92 .

shekel. See App-51 .

gerahs . See App-51 .

maneh. See App-51 .

Verse 13

offer = offer up.

Verse 14

cor . See App-51 .

Verse 15

fat pastures = well = watered land (Singular.) Compare Genesis 13:10 .

meat offering = gift offering. See App-43 . burnt offering. See App-43 .

peace offerings . See App-43 .

to make reconciliation. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 1:4 ). The same expression. App-92 .

reconciliation = atonement.

Verse 16

All the People of the land shall give this = All the People of the land shall be for, &c. The People will not offer individually. The prince will make the national offering for the People or nation as a whole. See note an "ordinances", Ezekiel 43:18 . There is no Hebrew for "give" here.

Verse 17

And it shall be the prince's part = But on the prince himself shall rest, &c. in all. Some codices, with one early printed edition (Rabbinic), Aramaean, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "and in all", thus completing the Figure of speech Polysyndeton ( App-6 ).

solemnities = appointed seasons.

he. The emphasis is thus marked,

sin offering. See App-43 .

for the house of Israel. The People will thus offer through the prince. They are summed up in him.

Verse 18

In the first month, in the first day of the month. See note on Genesis 8:13 .

bullock. Reil to Pentateuch (Exodus 29:1-14 ). App-92 .

Verse 19

settle = ledge. See note on Ezekiel 43:14 .

Verse 20

month. The Septuagint adds "on the first day of the month".

for every one, &c. They do not offer themselves. The sacrifices here are national, not individual. See note on Ezekiel 45:17 above, and on "ordinances", Ezekiel 43:18 .

simple = artless, undesigning.

reconcile = make atonement for.

Verse 21

In the first month, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 12:19 ). App-92 . This is the Feast of the Passover.

Verse 22

for all the People . The People will not do it by families as heretofore, but the prince does it for the whole nation. See notes on verses: Ezekiel 45:17 , Ezekiel 45:20 , above, and Ezekiel 43:18 .

Verse 24

hin . See App-61 .

Verse 26

In the seventh month, &c. This is the Feast of Tabernacles. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 23:34 ). App-92 .

Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Ezekiel 45". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/ezekiel-45.html. 1909-1922.
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