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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Numbers 34

Introduction

Overview

Numbers 34:1, The borders of the land; Numbers 34:16, The names of the men who shall divide the land.

Verse 1

Reciprocal: Numbers 34:13 - This is the land Habakkuk 3:6 - and measured

Verse 2

is the land: Numbers 33:51-2 Thessalonians :, Genesis 12:6, Genesis 12:7, Genesis 13:15-Esther :, Genesis 15:16-Ecclesiastes :, Genesis 17:8, Deuteronomy 1:7, Deuteronomy 1:8, Psalms 78:55, Psalms 105:11, Ezekiel 47:14, Acts 17:26

an inheritance: Psalms 16:5, Psalms 16:6, Jeremiah 3:19, Acts 26:18, Ephesians 1:14, Ephesians 1:18, 1 Peter 1:3, 1 Peter 1:4

Reciprocal: Genesis 10:15 - Heth Genesis 10:19 - And the Numbers 35:10 - General Joshua 1:4 - From the wilderness Joshua 11:16 - all that land Joshua 11:23 - according to all Joshua 13:3 - which is counted Ezekiel 47:13 - This shall Ezekiel 48:29 - General

Verse 3

south quarter: Exodus 23:31, Joshua 15:1-2 Kings :, Ezekiel 47:13, Ezekiel 47:19-Isaiah :

salt sea eastward: The lake Asphaltites, Dead sea, or Salt sea, is, according to the most authentic accounts, about 70 miles in length, and 18 in breadth. Viewing this sea from the spot where the Jordan discharges its waters into it, it takes a south-easterly direction, visible for ten or fifteen miles, when it disappears in a curve towards the east. Its surface is generally unruffled, from the hollow of the basin in which it lies scarcely admitting the free passage necessary for a strong breeze: it is, however, for the same reason, subject to whirlwinds or squalls of short duration. The mountains on each side are apparently separated by a distance of eight miles; but the expanse of water at this point has been supposed not to exceed five or six: as it advances towards the south, it evidently increases in breadth. The acrid saltness of its waters is much greater than that of the sea; and of such specific gravity that bodies will float on it that would sink in common sea-water. It is probably on this account that few fish can live in it; though the monks of St. Saba affirmed to Dr. Shaw, that they had seen fish caught in it. Genesis 14:3, Joshua 3:16, Joshua 15:2, Ezekiel 47:8, Ezekiel 47:18

Reciprocal: Genesis 15:18 - Unto thy Numbers 13:21 - from the wilderness of Zin Numbers 20:1 - Kadesh Numbers 34:4 - Zin Numbers 34:7 - north border Numbers 34:12 - the salt sea Deuteronomy 1:7 - the mount Deuteronomy 11:24 - General Deuteronomy 34:3 - Zoar Joshua 18:19 - the salt

Verse 4

Akrabbim: Joshua 15:3, Judges 1:36

Zin: Numbers 34:3, Numbers 13:21, Numbers 20:1, Numbers 33:36, Numbers 33:37

Kadeshbarnea: Numbers 13:26, Numbers 32:8

Hazaraddar: Joshua 15:3, Joshua 15:4

Reciprocal: Joshua 10:41 - Kadeshbarnea

Verse 5

the river: Genesis 15:18, Joshua 15:4, Joshua 15:47, 1 Kings 8:65, Isaiah 27:12

the sea: Numbers 34:6, Numbers 34:7

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 24:7 - from the river 1 Chronicles 13:5 - Shihor 2 Chronicles 7:8 - from the entering Ezekiel 48:28 - the river

Verse 6

Joshua 1:4, Joshua 9:1, Joshua 15:12, Joshua 15:47, Joshua 23:4, Ezekiel 47:10, Ezekiel 47:15, Ezekiel 47:20

Reciprocal: Numbers 34:5 - the sea Numbers 34:7 - north border Deuteronomy 34:2 - unto Joshua 16:3 - the sea Joshua 16:8 - the sea

Verse 7

north border: Numbers 34:3, Numbers 34:6, Numbers 34:9, Numbers 34:10

mount Hor: Numbers 33:37

Reciprocal: Numbers 20:22 - mount Hor Numbers 34:5 - the sea Joshua 15:12 - the great sea 2 Kings 14:25 - from the entering Ezekiel 48:1 - From

Verse 8

the entrance: Numbers 13:21, Joshua 13:5, Joshua 13:6, 2 Samuel 8:9, 2 Kings 14:25, Jeremiah 39:5, Ezekiel 47:15-Proverbs :

Reciprocal: Genesis 10:18 - Hamathite Joshua 19:35 - Hammath Judges 3:3 - in mount 1 Kings 8:65 - from the entering 2 Kings 19:13 - the king 1 Chronicles 1:16 - Hamathite 1 Chronicles 13:5 - Hemath 2 Chronicles 8:3 - Hamathzobah Isaiah 36:19 - Hamath Jeremiah 52:27 - Riblah Ezekiel 11:10 - in Ezekiel 47:16 - Hamath Amos 6:14 - from

Verse 9

Hazarenan: Ezekiel 47:17

Reciprocal: Numbers 34:7 - north border Ezekiel 11:10 - in

Verse 10

Reciprocal: Numbers 34:7 - north border 1 Samuel 30:28 - Siphmoth

Verse 11

Riblah: 2 Kings 23:33, 2 Kings 25:6, Jeremiah 39:5, Jeremiah 39:6, Jeremiah 52:10, Jeremiah 52:26, Jeremiah 52:27

side: Heb. shoulder

sea of Chinnereth: Deuteronomy 3:17, Joshua 11:2, Chinneroth, Joshua 19:35, Matthew 14:34, Luke 5:1, Gennesaret, John 6:1, Sea of Tiberias

Reciprocal: Joshua 13:27 - Chinnereth Joshua 15:32 - Ain Ezekiel 39:11 - on the east Matthew 4:18 - sea

Verse 12

the salt sea: Numbers 34:3, Genesis 13:10, Genesis 14:3, Genesis 19:24-Ezekiel :

Reciprocal: Genesis 13:15 - General Deuteronomy 3:17 - the sea Joshua 15:5 - General 2 Chronicles 20:2 - beyond the sea

Verse 13

This is the land: Numbers 34:1, Joshua 14:1, Joshua 14:2

Reciprocal: Numbers 26:55 - by lot Joshua 18:6 - that I may cast Ezekiel 45:1 - shall divide by lot Ezekiel 48:29 - General

Verse 14

Numbers 32:23, Numbers 32:33, Deuteronomy 3:12-Esther :, Joshua 13:8-2 Kings :, Joshua 14:2, Joshua 14:3

Reciprocal: Genesis 35:22 - Now the sons

Verse 15

two tribes: These two tribes inherited the dominions of Sihon and Og, the two vanquished kings of the Amorites, which extended from the Arnon to Mount Hermon. Of those counties, Moses gave to the tribe of Reuben the south-west part, which was bounded on the south by the river Arnon, on the west by Jordan, and on the north and east by the tribe of Gad. The tribe of Gad was bounded by the river Jordan and tribe of Reuben on the west, by the half tribe of Manasseh on the north, by the kingdom of the Amorites and Arabia Deserta on the East, and by the tribe of Reuben on the south. The part belonging to the tribe of Manasseh was bounded by the tribe of Gad on the south, by the sea of Galilee and part of Jordan on the west, by Hermon and Lebanon on the north, and by the mountains of Trachonitis on the east.

on this side Jordan: Numbers 32:32

Reciprocal: Numbers 22:1 - on this side Numbers 32:19 - on this side Deuteronomy 1:1 - on this

Verse 17

are the names: It is worthy of remark, that Moses does not follow any order hitherto used in arranging the tribes, but places them exactly in the order in which they possessed the land, and according to their fraternal relationship. Judah is first, having the first lot, in the South - Joshua 15:1, and next to him is Simeon, because his inheritance was "within the inheritance of the children of Judah" - Joshua 19:1. Benjamin, the third, had his portion between "Judah and the children of Joseph" - Joshua 18:11. Dan was the fourth, and his lot was westward of Benjamin - Joshua 19:40, Joshua 19:41. Manasseh and his brother Ephraim had their inheritances behind that of Benjamin - Joshua 16:7. Next these dwelt Zebulun and Issachar - Joshua 19:10-Esther :, and then Asher and Naphtali - Joshua 19:24-Jonah :.

Eleazar: Joshua 14:1, Joshua 19:51

Joshua: Numbers 13:8, Numbers 13:16

Reciprocal: Numbers 30:1 - General Joshua 1:6 - divide Joshua 17:4 - Eleazar Joshua 21:1 - Eleazar

Verse 18

Numbers 1:4-Nehemiah :

Reciprocal: Numbers 13:2 - of every Numbers 34:29 - General Joshua 4:2 - twelve men

Verse 19

Caleb: Numbers 13:30, Numbers 14:6, Numbers 14:24, Numbers 14:30, Numbers 14:38, Numbers 26:65

Reciprocal: Numbers 13:6 - Caleb Deuteronomy 1:36 - Caleb

Verse 22

Reciprocal: Numbers 32:16 - General

Verse 29

Numbers 34:18, Joshua 19:51

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Numbers 34". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/numbers-34.html.