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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Joshua 14

Verse 1

children = sons.

Eleazar the priest now acts with Joshua, because the land is to be divided by lot (Joshua 14:2 ); and he alone has the lot, i.e. the Urim and Thnmmim by which the lots were drawn from the bag behind the breastplate. See notes on Exodus 28:30 . Numbers 26:55 .

Verse 2

By lot. See note on Joshua 14:1 .

as = according as, but a special various reading called Sevir, reads "which"

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah . App-4 .

for. Instead of "for", some codices, with one early printed edition, and Syriac, read "to be given to".

Verse 5

As = according as. Compare Neh 35:2 . Neh 14:2-5 .

divided = divided by lot;". Figure of speech Ellipsis. App-6 .

Verse 6

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .

and thee. Supply the Figure of speech Ellipsis ( App-6 ) thus: "and [concerning] thee"

Verse 7

Moses the servant of the LORD. See note on Deuteronomy 31:5 .

as = according as.

in = with: i.e. "in accordance with my heart".

Verse 9

Moses sware. Compare Deuteronomy 1:34 , Deuteronomy 1:36 (compare Judges 1:20 ).

Verse 10

behold. Figure of speech Asterisms . App-6 .

forty and five. See note on App-50 . (p. 53).

Lo . Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6 .

Verse 12

Anakims. See note on Numbers 13:22 .Deuteronomy 1:28 , and App-23 and App-25 .

Verse 14

Hebron . . . became. Compare Joshua 21:12 .

Verse 15

Kirjath-arba. Arba was the great man among the Anakims. See App-23 and App-25 . Hebrew "city of Arba, he [was] the greatest man", &c. had rest. During the first Sabbatic year. See App-50 . (p. 53).

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Joshua 14". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.