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Bible Commentaries
Numbers 19

Bullinger's Companion Bible NotesBullinger's Companion Notes

Verse 1

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

spake. See note on Numbers 1:1 .

Verse 2

ordinance = statute. The whole clause = Figure of speech Pleonasm ( App-6 ), for emphasizing the lesson of the red heifer.

children = sons.

bring = take. This is the third of three events recorded during the punishment wanderings. See note on "while", Numbers 15:32 .

a red heifer. Christ, the Antitype.

without spot = without defect. Compare the Antitype. Hebrews 9:14 .

no blemish. Compare 1 Peter 1:19 .

Verse 3

without the camp. Compare the Antitype. Hebrews 13:12 .

Verse 4

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

Verse 5

burn. Hebrew. saraph. See App-43 .

Verse 8

in water. Some codices, with Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, omit these words. Compare Leviticus 16:28 .

Verse 9

man. Hebrew. 'ish. App-14 . Compare the antitype, Joseph of Arimathea. Matthew 27:57-60 . Luke 23:50-53 . Joh 19:38-42 .

sin. See App-44 .

Verse 11

body = soul. Hebrew. nephesh. Literally "the dead nephesh of". App-13 .

man = Hebrew. 'adam. App-14 .

Verse 12

third . . . seventh. Compare the Antitype. Hebrews 9:14 . The numbers significant. See App-10 .

the = on the.

Verse 13

body = soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .

tabernacle = habitation. Hebrew. mishkan. See App-40 .

Verse 15

is = "it [is]".

Verse 16

dead body. Hebrew. bemeth, no word for body = one dead, as in Numbers 19:18 , not Numbers 19:11 and Numbers 19:13 .

Verse 17

ashes = dust.

sin. See App-44 .

running = living. Not stagnant.

Verse 18

person = Hebrew. 'Ish. App-14 .

persons = souls. Hebrew. nephesh.

Verse 19

wash. The common rite. See Leviticus 11:25 ; Leviticus 14:8 , Leviticus 14:9 , &c.

himself = his flesh, as in Leviticus 15:16

Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Numbers 19". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/numbers-19.html. 1909-1922.
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