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Numbers 33

Introduction

Overview

Numbers 33:1, The two and forty journeys of the Israelites; Numbers 33:50, The Canaanites are to be destroyed.

Verse 1

with their armies: Exodus 12:37, Exodus 12:51, Exodus 13:18

under the hand: Joshua 24:5, 1 Samuel 12:8, Psalms 77:20, Micah 6:4

Reciprocal: Exodus 6:26 - armies Numbers 1:3 - by their Deuteronomy 10:6 - took

Verse 2

journeys: Numbers 9:17-23, Numbers 10:6, Numbers 10:13, Deuteronomy 1:2, Deuteronomy 10:11

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 10:6 - took Deuteronomy 31:9 - Moses Psalms 56:8 - tellest

Verse 3

they departed: Genesis 47:11, Exodus 1:11, Exodus 12:37

in the first: Exodus 12:2, Exodus 13:4

with an high: Exodus 14:8, Psalms 105:38, Isaiah 52:12, Micah 2:13

Verse 4

buried: Exodus 12:29, Exodus 12:30, Psalms 105:36

upon their gods: Exodus 12:12, Exodus 18:11, Isaiah 19:1, Zephaniah 2:11, Revelation 12:7-9

Reciprocal: Genesis 31:30 - my gods 1 Samuel 6:5 - off your Ezekiel 30:19 - General Daniel 11:8 - their gods

Verse 5

removed: Exodus 12:37

Rameses: This appears to have been the capital of the land of Goshen, and the rendezvous of the Israelites. It is placed by Jerome in the extremity of Egypt, in the Arsenoitic nome.

Reciprocal: Exodus 13:20 - General

Verse 6

departed: Exodus 13:20

Succoth: Supposed to be the Suche mentioned by Pliny and the Scenas Mandrorum, in the Antonine Itinerary. The Editor of Calmet places it at Birket el Hadji, or "the Pilgrims' pool," a few miles east of Cairo.

Etham: This was evidently situated towards the north point of the Red sea. Calmet supposes it to be the same as Buthus or Butham, mentioned by Herodotus, who places it in Arabia, on the frontiers of Egypt.

Reciprocal: Exodus 13:18 - led the

Verse 7

they removed: Numbers 33:8, Exodus 14:2, Exodus 14:9

Baalzephon: Calmet supposes this to be the Clysma of the Greeks, and the Kolzum of the Arabians. His learned Editor thinks the true situation of Baal-zephon was some miles more northerly than the present Suez.

Verse 8

departed: Exodus 14:21, Exodus 14:22-31, Exodus 15:22-26

Etham: Called Shur in Exodus; but Dr. Shaw says that Shur is a particular district of the wilderness of Etham.

Reciprocal: Exodus 15:23 - Marah Numbers 33:7 - they removed 1 Corinthians 10:1 - and all

Verse 9

Exodus 15:27

Verse 10

Elim: Exodus 16:1, Exodus 17:1

Verse 12

Reciprocal: Exodus 16:1 - Sin Exodus 17:1 - Sin

Verse 14

Rephidim: Exodus 17:1-8, Exodus 19:2

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 3:9 - no water

Verse 15

Exodus 16:1, Exodus 19:1, Exodus 19:2

Reciprocal: Numbers 10:12 - out of the

Verse 16

they removed: Numbers 10:11-13, Numbers 10:33, Deuteronomy 1:6

Kibrothhattaavah: That is, the graves of lust. Numbers 11:4, Numbers 11:34

Reciprocal: Numbers 10:12 - took

Verse 17

Numbers 11:35

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 1:1 - Hazeroth

Verse 18

they departed: Numbers 12:16

Rithmah: Rithmah was a place in the wilderness of Paran, near Kadesh Barnea; probably so called from the great number of juniper trees, as the name signifies, growing in that district.

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 1:1 - Hazeroth Revelation 11:1 - Rise

Verse 19

Rimmonparez: Probably the same as Rimmon, a city of Judah and Simeon, Joshua 15:32, Joshua 19:7. Numbers 33:19

Verse 20

Reciprocal: Numbers 31:6 - the holy instruments Joshua 10:29 - Libnah Joshua 19:7 - Remmon Isaiah 37:8 - Rabshakeh

Verse 21

Libnah: Deuteronomy 1:1, Laban

Rissah: This is supposed, apparently with good reason, by the Editor of Calmet, to be the same with the present El Arish, a village three quarters of a league from the Mediterranean, and the last stage in Syria, on the road to Egypt.

Reciprocal: Isaiah 37:8 - Rabshakeh

Verse 24

Shapher: The Editor of Calmet, who supposes the Israelites to be now in the regular track from Gaza to Egypt, is of opinion that mount Shapher is the ancient name of mount Cassius, Catjeh, or Catie, a huge mole of sand, almost surrounded by the Mediterranean, on which was built a temple to Jupiter Cassius. Thevenot states, that at the village of Catie there is a well of water unpleasant for drinking; but two miles off, another whose water is good after standing a little. Numbers 33:24

Verse 26

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 6:37 - Tahath

Verse 30

Moseroth: This is supposed by Mr. C. Taylor, to be Ain el Mousa - probably a corruption of Moseroth or fountains of Moses, at the head of the western gulf of the Red sea, about seven or eight miles east from Suez, seven or eight days' journey from Gaza, and five or six from Sinai. Deuteronomy 10:5, Mosera

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 10:6 - Mosera

Verse 31

Benejaakan: Genesis 36:27, Deuteronomy 10:6, 1 Chronicles 1:43

Verse 32

Hor-hagid-gad, Deuteronomy 10:7, Gudgodah

Verse 33

Jotbathah: Mr. Taylor, who imagines the Israelites to be now in the track of the Mecca pilgrims, supposes Jotbathah, which is described as "a land of brooks of water," to be Callah Nahar, a torrent, said to be good water by Dr. Shaw. Deuteronomy 10:7, Jotbath

Verse 34

Ebronah: Probably at Abiah Ailana, or Sat el Acaba, stations nearer Accaba. Numbers 33:34

Verse 35

Eziongaber: Dr. Shaw places this port on the western shore of the Elanitic gulf of the Red Sea. He says it is now called Meenah el Dsahab, or the golden port, by the Arabs; because it was from this place that Solomon sent his ships to Ophir. He supposes it to be about sixty miles from Sinai; and it is probable that it was near the present Accaba, i.e., the end - of the sea. Numbers 14:25, Deuteronomy 2:8, 1 Kings 9:26, 1 Kings 22:48, Ezion-geber, 2 Chronicles 20:36

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 8:17 - Eziongeber

Verse 36

the wilderness of Zin: Numbers 13:21, Numbers 20:1, Numbers 27:14, Deuteronomy 32:51

Reciprocal: Numbers 13:26 - Kadesh Numbers 20:22 - Kadesh Numbers 34:4 - Zin Joshua 15:1 - even to the 1 Kings 22:48 - Eziongeber

Verse 37

Kadesh: Numbers 20:22, Numbers 20:23, Numbers 21:4

Reciprocal: Numbers 34:4 - Zin Numbers 34:7 - mount Hor Joshua 15:1 - even to the Joshua 15:23 - Kedesh Judges 11:18 - went

Verse 38

Numbers 20:24-28, Deuteronomy 10:6, Deuteronomy 32:50

Reciprocal: Exodus 16:35 - forty years Numbers 14:33 - forty years Numbers 20:1 - Then Numbers 20:22 - mount Hor Numbers 20:25 - General Numbers 20:28 - Moses Numbers 27:13 - as Aaron Deuteronomy 1:3 - General

Verse 39

Reciprocal: Numbers 20:25 - General Numbers 20:28 - died there

Verse 40

Numbers 21:1-3, Numbers 21:4-9

Verse 41

Numbers 21:4

Verse 42

Punon: Called Phainon by Eusebius, who places it between Petra and Zoar. Perhaps it is the present Tafyle, mentioned by Burckhardt. Numbers 33:42

Verse 43

pitched in Oboth: Numbers 21:10

Verse 44

Ijeabarim: or, heaps of Abarim, Numbers 21:11

Verse 45

Reciprocal: Numbers 21:18 - And from Numbers 32:34 - Dibon

Verse 46

Dibongad: Numbers 32:34, Isaiah 15:2, Jeremiah 48:18

Almondiblathaim: Jeremiah 48:22, Beth-diblathaim, Ezekiel 6:14, Diblath

Verse 47

the mountains: These mountains were a ridge of rugged hills east of Jordan, and north and west of the Arnon. Nebo, Pisgah, and Peor, were but different names of the hills of which they were composed. Eusebius and Jerome inform us, that some part of them, as one went up to Heshbon, retained the old name of Abarim in their time; and that the part called Nebo was opposite Jericho, not far from the Jordan, six miles west from Heshbon, and seven east from Livias. Dr. Shaw describes them as "an exceeding high ridge of desolate mountains, no otherwise diversified than by a succession of naked rocks and precipices; rendered in some places the more frightful by a multiplicity of torrents, which fall on each side of them. This ridge is continued all along the eastern coast of the Dead sea." Mount Nebo is now called Djebel Attarous; and is described as a barren mountain, the highest point in the neighbourhood, with an uneven plain on the top. Burckhardt, Travels, pp. 369, 370. Numbers 21:20, Deuteronomy 32:49, Deuteronomy 34:1

Reciprocal: Numbers 27:12 - mount Jeremiah 48:1 - Nebo

Verse 48

in the plains: Numbers 22:1

Reciprocal: Exodus 16:35 - the borders Numbers 26:3 - General Numbers 27:12 - mount Numbers 33:50 - General Deuteronomy 3:29 - General Deuteronomy 32:49 - mountain Joshua 16:7 - Jericho

Verse 49

Bethjesimoth: Probably the place called Bethsimath by Eusebius, east of Jordan, and about ten miles south of Jericho. Joshua 13:20, Ezekiel 25:9

Abelshittim: or, the plains of Shittim, This place, according to Josephus - Ant. 1. v. c. 1, 1. Bell. 1. iv. c. 7 sec. 6 who calls it Abila, was 60 furlongs east of Jordan. Numbers 25:1-9, Exodus 25:5, Exodus 25:10, Exodus 25:23, Joshua 2:1

Reciprocal: Numbers 21:20 - country Numbers 33:50 - General Deuteronomy 3:29 - General Micah 6:5 - Shittim

Verse 50

Numbers 33:48, Numbers 33:49

Reciprocal: Numbers 21:20 - country Numbers 35:1 - General Numbers 36:13 - in the plains of Moab

Verse 51

Deuteronomy 7:1, Deuteronomy 9:1, Joshua 3:17

Reciprocal: Numbers 34:2 - is the land Deuteronomy 12:2 - utterly Joshua 9:24 - the Lord

Verse 52

Exodus 23:24, Exodus 23:31-33, Exodus 34:12-17, Deuteronomy 7:2-5, Deuteronomy 7:25, Deuteronomy 7:26, Deuteronomy 12:2, Deuteronomy 12:3, Deuteronomy 12:30, Deuteronomy 12:31, Deuteronomy 20:16-18, Joshua 11:11, Joshua 11:12, Joshua 23:7, Judges 2:2

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 6:19 - General Deuteronomy 31:5 - according Joshua 9:7 - how shall Joshua 9:24 - the Lord Joshua 16:10 - the Canaanites dwell Joshua 17:12 - General Joshua 23:5 - as the Lord 1 Kings 11:7 - build an high 2 Kings 23:14 - he brake Psalms 78:58 - their high Psalms 106:34 - concerning Isaiah 2:16 - pleasant pictures

Verse 53

Deuteronomy 32:8, Psalms 24:1, Psalms 24:2, Psalms 115:16, Jeremiah 27:5, Jeremiah 27:6, Daniel 4:17, Daniel 4:25, Daniel 4:32, Matthew 20:15

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 6:19 - General Deuteronomy 7:17 - These nations Joshua 11:12 - as Moses Joshua 23:5 - as the Lord Judges 2:2 - And ye shall

Verse 54

ye shall divide: Numbers 26:53-56

give the more inheritance: Heb. multiply his inheritance, Numbers 26:54

give the less inheritance: Heb. diminish his inheritance in the place, Joshua 15:1-12, Joshua 16:1-4, Joshua 17:1-13, Joshua 18:11-28, Joshua 19:1-48

Reciprocal: Leviticus 16:8 - cast lots Numbers 26:55 - by lot Numbers 35:8 - from them Numbers 36:2 - The Lord commanded Joshua 13:7 - General Joshua 14:2 - lot Joshua 18:6 - that I may cast Joshua 18:28 - according Joshua 21:8 - by lot Psalms 78:55 - divided Psalms 135:12 - gave their

Verse 55

shall be pricks: Exodus 23:33, Deuteronomy 7:4, Deuteronomy 7:16, Joshua 23:12, Joshua 23:13, Judges 1:21-36, Judges 2:3, Psalms 106:34-36, Ezekiel 28:24

Reciprocal: Joshua 9:24 - the Lord Joshua 13:13 - expelled Romans 6:12 - Let not

Verse 56

Leviticus 18:28, Leviticus 20:23, Deuteronomy 28:63, Deuteronomy 29:28, Joshua 23:15, Joshua 23:16, 2 Chronicles 36:17-20, Ezekiel 33:24-29, Luke 21:23, Luke 21:24

Reciprocal: Joshua 9:24 - the Lord Psalms 106:34 - concerning Zechariah 1:6 - thought

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Numbers 33". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/numbers-33.html.