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children. Hebrew sons.
Bilhah. This was strictly in accordance with the Code of Khammurabi, 145. See App-15 . Compare Genesis 29:29 .
have children. Hebrew be builded up. See note above, and Compare Genesis 16:1-3 .
judged. Hebrew. dananni (judged).
Dan. Hebrew judge. Figure of speech Paronomasia. App-6 .
great wrestlings have I wrestled. Hebrew with wrestlings of El (= GOD) i.e. mighty wrestlings. Figure of speech Polyptoton, and Paronomasia. App-6 .
Naphtali. Hebrew my wrestling.
Zilpah . . . . wife. This was strictly in accordance with the Code of Khammurabi, 145. Compare Genesis 16:1-3 ; Genesis 30:3 , Genesis 30:4 . See App-15 .
A troop. Hebrew over-run, or, have victory; so the Septuagint, Syriac, Arabic, Targum of Onkelos, Vulgate.
Gad = Jupiter (of the Babylonians). See Isaiah 65:11 margin, and Joshua 11:17 ; Joshua 12:7 , where Baal-Gad = the God-Jupiter.
Happy. Hebrew. be'ashri (happy).
will call, &c. Hebrew. 'ishshruni (sure to call me).
Asher. Hebrew. Asher (happy). Compare Deuteronomy 33:24 . Figure of speech Paronomasia.
mandrakes. Septuagint mandragora, the root easily formed, by pinching it, into the shape of a man. Hence its name; also supposed to be and used as a "love-philtre". Arabic = "apples of Satan".
hire. Hebrew. sekari (hire). Figure of speech Paronomasia , with Issachar.
Issachar. Hebrew there is hire, or, he is wages.
dowry = God hath dowered me with a good dowry. Figure of speech Polyptoton.
Zebulun. Hebrew dwelling, or habitation. An Assyrian word, to honour, brought out of Ur.
daughter. Jacob may have had other daughters not named.
Dinah. Hebrew probably vindication, or, judgment.
God remembered. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6 .
(22-24) Figure of speech Hysterologia, for Joseph born after Naphtali, not after Dinah. This Figure of speech is used to keep Leah's children together.
Joseph. Hebrew. yoseph, may He add.
The LORD. Note the occurrence of Jehovah here in connection with Joseph.
shall add. Hebrew. yoseph, is adding. Figure of speech Paronomasia, App-6 .
tarry: for. Figure of speech Ellipsis, which requires some such supply.
experience = by divination. Heb, nihashti, from nahash (Genesis 3:1 ).
provide. Hebrew the verb to do, which by Metonymy (of the Cause), means to provide, or, do for.
house. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject), App-6 , by which "house "is put for all who dwell in it.
answer. By the Figure of speech Prosopopoeia, righteousness is personified.
in time to come. Hebrew. to-morrow. Figure of speech Antimereia (of Adverb), App-6 = some future day.
the man . Hebrew. ha- 'ish . App-14 .
exceedingly . Hebrew. meod meod = greatly greatly. Figure of speech Epizeuxis. App-6
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Genesis 30". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/
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