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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Numbers 9

Verse 1

spake. See note on Numbers 1:1 . During the week of Aaron's consecration, Abib 1-8

first month, &c. Therefore before the numbering which was on the first day of the second month (Numbers 1:1 , Numbers 1:2 ). The observance mentioned here in connection with the second passover, a month later (verses: Numbers 9:6-11 ).

Verse 3

children = sons.

Verse 5

kept the passover: the second of ten recorded. See note on Exodus 12:18 , Exodus 12:28 . Leviticus 23:5 . Lev 28:16 . Deuteronomy 16:2 , and Compare Numbers 7:89 Numbers 9:14 .

Verse 6

men. Hebrew, plural of 'ish or 'enosh, App-14 . Probably Mishael and Elizaphan, who had buried Nadab and Abihu (Leviticus 10:1-4 ); they were thus rendered unclean, and could not keep the passover (Numbers 19:11 ; Numbers 5:2 ).

by = for touching.

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

man. Hebrew. , adam. App-14 .

Verse 10

any man. Hebrew. 'ish , 'ish. App-14 .

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

afar off. In Hebrew MSS. dotted, to show these words are to be omitted. See App-31 . Distance not limited.

Verse 11

second month. Therefore a month later than the appointed day (Numbers 9:1 ).

Verse 13

man. Hebrew. 'enosh. App-14 .

soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .

offering = approach offering. Hebrew. korban. App-43 .

Verse 15

tabernacle = habitation. Heb mishkan. App-40 .

was = came to be: i.e. remained.

Verse 17

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

Verse 18

At the, &c. Figure of speech Epibole. App-6 , repeated. commandment. Hebrew mouth. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6 ; mouth put for command given by it.

Verse 20

a few days. Hebrew "days of number": i.e. days easily counted.

according to, &c. Figure of speech Mesarchia, App-6 (twice).

Verse 22

abode. Compare Exodus 40:34-38 .

Verse 23

At the commandment, &c. Figure of speech Epibole App-6 .

hand = mediation, or ministry; "hand" put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause).

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