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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Leviticus 6

Verse 1

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

spake. Compare Leviticus 5:14 .Leviticus 6:1-3.6.7; Leviticus 6:1-3.6.7 belongs to Leviticus 5:0 , according to the Structure (p. 134). See note on Leviticus 5:14 .

Verse 2

soul = person. Hebrew. nephesh ( App-13 ).

trespass. Hebrew. ma'al. App-44 . All sin is viewed as "against Jehovah". Compare Psalms 51:4 .

delivered him to keep = a deposit. Otherwise treasure was generally hidden in the ground. Isaiah 45:3 .Proverbs 2:4 .Job 3:21 .

in fellowship = in pledge. Hebrew giving the hand, put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of the Adjunct) for pledging.

Verse 3

man. Heb 'adam. App-14 .

Verse 5

add. See note on Leviticus 5:16 .

fifth part = twenty per cent. Zacchseus gave much more (Luke 19:8 ).

in the day = when. See App-18 . Note the order of the "offerings", and their "laws". In the former (God's side), "peace" made, comes in centre. In the latter, "sin" comes before "peace" experienced. See note on Leviticus 7:11 .

Verse 6

estimation. See note on Leviticus 5:15 .

Verse 9

burning = kept burning. Hebrew. yakad, to burn as an ordinary culinary fire.

Verse 10

linen garment. See Leviticus 8:13 .Exodus 28:4 , Exodus 28:40 ; Exodus 29:5-2.29.10 . with the burnt offering. Abbreviation of Hebrew word = "the offerings of Jehovah" (so Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint, and Vulgate, and some codices).

Verse 12

burn [wood]. Hebrew. b'a'ar, burn as fuel, consume.

every morning. Hebrew morning by morning. Figure of speech Epizeuxis. App-6 .

burn = burn as incense. Hebrew. katar. App-43 .

Verse 13

The fire. This fire was originally from heaven (9, 24), supernatural fire. Only this fire could be used to set fire to the incense on the golden altar. So only those who have atonement can pray or worship. Ever burning until rekindled by a special descent. [This is the origin of the perpetual light in Roman Catholic worship. ] It was preserved till the destruction of the temple by Nebuchadnezzar; was one of the five things lacking in the second temple.

Verse 14

the law. In Leviticus 2:1-3.2.3 we have the directions. in Leviticus 6:14-3.6.18 we have the law, and additional directions.

Verse 15

he: i.e. one of the sons whose turn it was.

burn: as incense. Hebrew. katar. App-43 .

memorials = memorial portion. See note on Leviticus 2:2 .

Verse 16

with unleavened bread shall it be eaten. Hebrew "unleavened shall it be eaten"; there is no "with" in the Hebrew Compare Leviticus 10:12 .

holy. See note on Exodus 3:5 .

tabernacle = tent. Hebrew. 'ohel. App-40 .

Verse 17

offerings made by flre. Hebrew. 'ishsheh. App-43 .

Verse 18

All the males = every male.

Verse 20

offering. Hebrew. korban. App-43 . This is explained in Hebrews 7:27 . Note the Parenthesis ( App-6 ) concerning Aaron.

offer. Hebrew. karab. App-43 .

in the day = when. See Genesis 2:4 , Genesis 2:17 and App-8 ; and Compare Leviticus 8:35 ; Leviticus 9:1 .

ephah. See App-51 .

Verse 21

and when, &c. Better, "thou shalt bring it in well kneaded".

sweet savour = savour of satisfaction. See note on Leviticus 1:9 and Genesis 8:21 .

Verse 22

the priest . . . anointed. See on Leviticus 4:3 .

wholly burnt. Because the priest did not eat his own.

Verse 25

sin = Hebrew. chat'a, and implies offering as in Genesis 4:7 .

offering. This word not in the Hebrew text, but the Ellipsis is rightly supplied, and should be in Genesis 4:7

most holy. This comes out in the "law" of the sin offering, because of the Antitype. See note on Exodus 3:5 .

Verse 26

shall eat it. Because blood not taken within the holy place. Compare Leviticus 10:16-3.10.20 , and See Leviticus 7:6 . This explains Hebrews 13:11

Verse 30

And = But.

no sin offering . . . shall be eaten. Because the blood was taken into the holy place. Compare Leviticus 10:16-3.10.20 . In this case it was to be wholly burnt, Leviticus 4:26 . This explains Hebrews 13:11 . There were eight offerings to be eaten by the priests in the precincts of the holy place:

(1) The flesh of the sin offering (Leviticus 4:26 ; Leviticus 6:26 ). (2) The flesh of the trespass offering (Leviticus 7:6 ). (3) The peace offering of the congregation (Leviticus 7:14 , Leviticus 7:15 ). (4) The remainder of the 'omer (Leviticus 2:3-3.2.10 ). (5) The meal offering of the Israelites (Leviticus 2:3-3.2.10 ). (6) The two loaves (Leviticus 13:19 , Leviticus 13:20 ; Leviticus 23:20 ). (7) The shewbread (Leviticus 23:9 ). (8) The leper's log of oil (Leviticus 14:10-3.14.13 ).

to reconcile = to make atonement for. See note on Exodus 29:33 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Leviticus 6". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.