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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Numbers 33

Verse 1

journeys. Hebrew pullings up: i.e. of the tent-pegs, or the breakings up of the camps.

children = sons.

Verse 2

wrote. See note on Exodus 17:14 , and App-47 .

commandment. Hebrew "mouth", put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause) for what is spoken by it.

Verses 3-4

the Egyptians: repeated = Figure of speech Anadiplosis ( App-6 ).

Verse 4

upon their gods. Compare Exodus 12:12 ; Exodus 18:8 , Exodus 18:11 .

Verse 8

before Pi-hahiroth. Hebrew text and Revised Version = "before Hahiroth"; but this differs from the other two occurrences of the name (Exodus 14:2 , Exodus 14:9 ), in all three of which it is Pi-hahiroth. A special various reading called Sevir ( App-34 ) has the full name Pi-hahiroth in this verse. The Authorized Version has kept the Pi as well, and made it "before Pi-". It should, perhaps, read here, as in every other case in this chapter, "from Pi-hahiroth".

Verse 9

Elim. Compare Exodus 15:27 ; Exodus 16:1 .

Verse 10

by the Red sea. Not named before.

Verse 11

wilderness of Sin. Exodus 16:1 , Exodus 16:2 .

Verse 12

Dophkah. Not named before.

Verse 13

Alush. Not named before.

Verse 14

Rephidim. Compare Exodus 17:0 .

Verse 15

wilderness of Sinai. Compare Exodus 19:1 .Acts 7:38 .

Verse 16

Kibroth-hattaavjah. Compare Numbers 11:4-34 .

Verse 17

Hazeroth. Compare Numbers 11:35 .

Verse 18

Bithmah. Compare Numbers 13:1-3 . Whence the spies went to view the land: means "Juniper": well named for the evil tongues of the spies. Compare Psalms 120:3 , Psalms 120:4 .

Verse 19

Bimmon-parez. Not named before.

Verse 21

R issah. Not elsewhere mentioned.

Verse 33

Jotbathah. Compare Deuteronomy 10:7 .

Verse 35

Ezion-gaber. Compare Deuteronomy 2:8 . Edom's seaport on the Red Sea.

Verse 38

fortieth year. The number of Probation ( App-10 ).

Verse 39

died. Compare Numbers 20:24 , Numbers 20:26 , &c, born 1575 B.C.

mount Hor. Compare Numbers 21:4 .

Verse 40

king Arad. Compare Numbers 21:1-3 .

Verse 44

Ije-abarim = heaps, or ruins, of Abarim. "Iim", Numbers 33:45 , probably an abbreviation.

Verse 45

Dibon-gad = Dibon of the tribe of Gad. Compare Numbers 21:30 . So called because it was appropriated by Gad (Numbers 32:34 ); and to distinguish it from another Dibon given to Reuben (Joshua 13:15 , Joshua 13:17 ).

Verse 47

Nebo. Where Moses died. Deuteronomy 32:49 , Deuteronomy 32:50 ; Deuteronomy 34:1 , Deuteronomy 34:5 .

Verse 52

drive out. This was one of the great purposes for which the sword of Israel was raised up. Compare Deuteronomy 7:1 , Deuteronomy 7:2 .Exodus 23:33 . App-23 and App-25 .

Verse 53

inhabitants of the land. Figure of speech Ellipsis ( App-6 ) correctly supplied. Hebrew "land" is put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject), for the inhabitants.

Verse 54

ye shall divide. Compare Numbers 26:53 .

Verse 55

not drive out. Alas! they did not. Compare Joshua 13:13 ; Joshua 15:63 ; Joshua 16:10 . Judges 1:19 , Judges 1:21 , Judges 1:28 , Judges 1:29 , Judges 1:30-36 ; Judges 2:1-5 . See App-25 .

pricks. Compare Joshua 23:13 . = for pricks. Compare Ezekiel 28:24 .Judges 2:3 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Numbers 33". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/numbers-33.html. 1909-1922.