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Bible Commentaries
Job 39

Bullinger's Companion Bible NotesBullinger's Companion Notes

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".

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