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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Leviticus 9

Verse 1

eighth day: i.e. the day following the seven days of consecration (Leviticus 8:33 , Leviticus 8:35 ).

Verse 2

sin offering. Hebrew. chat'a. App-43 .

offer. Hebrew. karab.

before the LORD = before the door of the tent of meeting (Leviticus 1:5 , Leviticus 1:11 ).

Verse 3

children. Hebrew sons.

thou shalt speak. Aaron now to give the orders about the sacrifices.

Verse 4

peace offerings. Hebrew. shelem. App-43 .

appear: i.e. manifest Himself in a special manner.

Verse 5

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

Verse 7

said unto Aaron. Showing that Aaron did not take this honour upon himself. Hebrews 5:4 , Hebrews 5:5 .

offer = prepare. Hebrew. 'asah. App-43 .

thy sin offering. Ancient Jewish interpretation refers this "calf" (Leviticus 9:8 ) to the sin of the golden calf. The People's share in that sin is referred to in Leviticus 9:15 . Compare Ex. Lev 32:35 , "they made (Exodus 32:1 ) the calf which Aaron made" (Leviticus 9:4 ).

make an atonement. See note on Exodus 29:33 . Compare Exodus 28:41 .

offering. Hebrew. korban. App-43 .

as = according as.

Verse 8

the calf. See note on Leviticus 9:7 . Aaron slew this himself, like any other offerer, as it was for his own sin (Leviticus 1:5 ).

Verse 10

burnt: i.e. as incense. Hebrew. katar. App-43 .

Verse 11

burnt. Hebrew. saraph. App-43 .

Verse 12

presented = cause to be delivered. Hiphil of maz'a only here. verses: Leviticus 9:13 , Leviticus 9:18 , Leviticus 9:8 . Job 34:11 ; Job 37:13 .Zechariah 11:6 .

Verse 15

the People's offering. See note on Leviticus 9:7 .

offered. Hebrew. chata (verb), to offer a sin offering. App-43 .

as the first. See Leviticus 9:8 . He accordingly burnt it "with out the camp", for which he was reproved by Moses (Leviticus 10:16-3.10.20 ).

Verse 16

manner = ordinance, or regulation. Compare the same word in Leviticus 5:10 .

Verse 17

took an handful thereof. Hebrew filled his hand therefrom, i.e. installed himself therewith. Here we have the Divine explanation of consecration. Compare Exodus 28:41 .

Verse 19

rump. Hebrew "the fat tail".

Verse 21

wave offering. See note on Exodus 29:27 .

as Moses commanded. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch, The Targum of Jonathan ben Uzziel and Septuagint, read "as Jehovah commanded Moses".

Verse 22

blessed them: i.e. according to the precept in Numbers 6:24-4.6.26 . Compare Deuteronomy 10:8 ; Deuteronomy 21:5 .

came down. Does not imply "steps", which were forbidden (Exodus 20:26 ). Probably = the margin or edge. See note on Exodus 27:5 .

Verse 23

blessed the People. This joint blessing is given in the Chaldee version of the Pentateuch, thus: "May the word of Jehovah accept your sacrifice with favour, and remit and pardon your sins. "

glory of the LORD. According to the promise in Leviticus 9:4 . See the Structure, p. 144.

Verse 24

came a fire. See note on Leviticus 10:2 , and compare 1 Chronicles 21:26 and Genesis 4:4 .Judges 6:20 , Judges 6:21 ; 1Ki 18:38 . 2 Chronicles 7:1 , 2 Chronicles 7:2 . See Leviticus 6:13 .

shouted. Compare 2 Chronicles 7:3 .

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Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Leviticus 9". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/leviticus-9.html. 1909-1922.