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Thursday, May 30th, 2024
the Week of Proper 3 / Ordinary 8
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Bible Commentaries
Numbers 6

Morgan's Exposition on the Whole BibleMorgan's Exposition

Verses 1-27

Having provided for the purity of the camp by the exclusion of the unclean, special instructions were given concerning cases of personal and voluntary devotion to a life of peculiar separation to God in the instructions concerning the Nazarite. There was absolutely nothing monastic in this order. These men did not separate themselves from the ordinary life of their fellows, yet they did maintain an attitude of special separation, the signs of which were arranged for.

In this connection we have the specific form in which the priestly blessing was to be pronounced on the people. The blessing was to be a threefold utterance of the divine name with a threefold interpretation. The people were to be blessed and kept by Jehovah. Their light was to be the uplifted face of Jehovah and the consequent consciousness of His grace. In the same uplifting of that countenance they were to enter into the experience of peace.

Bibliographical Information
Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on Numbers 6". "Morgan's Exposition on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gcm/numbers-6.html. 1857-84.
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