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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Job 39

Verse 1

Knowest thou . . . ? Note the Figure of speech Erotesis (App-6), used by Jehovah throughout this chapter for emphasis.

Verse 4

with corn = in the open field. Hebrew. bar. A Homonym with three meanings: (1) pure, clear, clean (Job 11:4. Song of Solomon 6:9, Song of Solomon 6:10. Psalms 19:8; Psalms 24:4; Psalms 73:1, &c); hence corn winnowed and cleansed (Genesis 41:35, Genesis 41:49. Psalms 65:13. Proverbs 11:26. Joel 2:24, &c); (2) the ground, or open field (Job 39:4), because bare and clean. Compare Proverbs 14:4; (3) ton: see note on Psalms 2:12.

Verse 5

ass. Probably = mule.

Verse 10

the unicorn = the wild bull.

Verse 11

trust = confide in. Hebrew. batah. App-69.

Verse 13

Gavest thou. The Ellipsis (App-6) is correctly supplied.

Verse 19

thunder = rustling mane.

Verse 20

afraid = leap.

grasshopper = locust.

nostrils = snorting.

Verse 26

her. Hebrew = his.

Verse 28

She = He.

Verse 30

where the slain are, &c: i.e. on a field of battle. Compare Matthew 24:28. Luke 17:37.

she. Authorized Version, 1611, reads "he".

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 39". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/job-39.html. 1909-1922.