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Scofield's Reference Notes
Numbers 11

 

 

Verse 4

mixt mixed

CF. Exodus 12:38. (See Scofield "Exodus 12:38"). Unconverted church members, unable to desire or understand Christ as the Bread of God Exodus 16:35. See Scofield "Exodus 16:35" will clamour for things pleasing to the flesh in the work and way of the church: sumptuous buildings, ornate ritual, an easy doctrine. Alas! they lead away the unspiritual believers also.


Verse 6

manna

(See Scofield "Exodus 16:35").


Verse 25

spirit that was upon him

There was no more power than before--only more machinery. Moses had murmured (Numbers 5:11) because of the burden that God had laid upon him. God, in distributing the burden, shows that Moses' power had, all along, been in proportion to his burden.


Verse 31

two cubits high upon the face of all the earth

The correct rendering is, "about two cubits above the face of the earth," that is, within reach of the people that they might slay them for food. The statement is not that the quails were piled up from the face of the earth two cubits deep. The level of their flight was two cubits above the earth.


Verse 35

Kibroth-hattaavah

i.e. graves of lust. Numbers 33:17

 


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Bibliography Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Numbers 11:4". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/srn/numbers-11.html. 1917.

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Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
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