Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Numbers 11:30

Then Moses returned to the camp, both he and the elders of Israel.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Government;   Moses;   Prayer;   Trouble;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Courts of Justice;   Desert, Journey of Israel through the;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Manna;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Discontent;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Eldad;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Meat;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Moses;   Numbers, Book of;   Tabernacle;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Elder;   Journeyings of israel from egypt to canaan;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Law of Moses;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Elders;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - On to Canaan;   Moses, the Man of God;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Sanhedrin;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And Moses got him into the camp,.... From the door of the tabernacle, where he had been settling the elders in their office, and now betook himself to the camp of Israel, perhaps to look more particularly into the affair of Eldad and Medad, and settle that, and put them among the elders; for they were of them that were written, whose names were put down for elders in the paper Moses had written for that purpose, and in the summons that were given; or more generally to do public business, to exercise rule and government, with this new assistance granted him, as follows:

he and the elders of Israel; he went in company with them, to impart to them the honour and glory they were to share with him in the government, as Aben Ezra observes; or they went together, to observe what would be done for the people, according to the promise of the Lord, to give them flesh; who had made good his word to Moses, by taking of his Spirit and putting it on seventy men for his assistance; the other remained to be done, and was done as follows.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Numbers 11:30". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/numbers-11.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And Moses gat him into the camp, he and the elders of Israel.

Into the camp — Among the people, to exercise the gifts and authority now received.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Numbers 11:30". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/numbers-11.html. 1765.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Among the people, to exercise the gifts and authority now or formerly received.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Numbers 11:30". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/numbers-11.html. 1685.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

Numbers 11:30. Moses gat him into the camp — Among the people; he and the elders of Israel — To exercise the gifts and authority they had now received.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on Numbers 11:30". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/numbers-11.html. 1857.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Camp of the people, from the tabernacle, which was in the midst of it. (Haydock)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Numbers 11:30". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/numbers-11.html. 1859.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And Moses gat him into the camp, he and the elders of Israel.

No JFB commentary on this verse.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Numbers 11:30". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/numbers-11.html. 1871-8.

Calvin's Commentary on the Bible

30.And Moses gat him into the camp. Although, after the appointment of the Seventy, all betook themselves to their own stations and dwelling-places, yet there is no doubt but that they were all forewarned of the approaching miracle, so as to be universally attentive to the event, which is presently related. When it is said that it was “a wind of the Lord” which brought the quails, there was no other reason for this than that God might openly manifest that all things under heaven are subject to His dominion, and are ready to obey Him. He might, indeed, have created the quails at will (nutu,) just as He rained the manna from heaven; nor was it natural that by the force of the winds such an abundance of birds should be east, and heaped together in one place; but by using the aid of the wind He confirmed what is written in Psalms 104:3, that “He maketh the winds his messengers (35) and they bear him on their wings;” because in their swiftness they rapidly bear His commandments from the east to the west. Now, although it is true in the abstract that the winds come from Him, so that they are only His breath, and that the air cannot be stirred in the slightest degree except at His will, still an extraordinary miracle is here specified, as before in the passage of the Red Sea. The Prophet in the Psalm goes further:

“He caused an east wind to blow in the heaven; and by his power he brought in the south wind,” (Psalms 78:26,)

in which words He signifies that the whole air was shaken, since the winds suddenly arose from different quarters, which covered the earth in all directions with an immense multitude of the birds.

When he says that the earth was filled “as it were a day’s journey,” I do not understand it as if the dead birds lay at so great a distance, but that they occupied such a space of ground in thick heaps, and, in fact, continuously. And this also we gather from the Psalm, where the Prophet says, that they fell “in the midst of their camp,” and were carried to their tents round about. (Psalms 78:28.) What is added, as to their being “two cubits high,” I do not interpret, as some do, (36) that they did not fly above two cubits from the ground, so as to be more easily taken with the hand; but that there was such a mass of them, that every one might carry away as much as he would. For to this also do those magnificent descriptions in the Psalm relate, whereby the miracle is extolled:

“He rained flesh also upon them as dust, and leathered fowls, like as the sand of the sea.” (Psalms 78:27.)

But how “they spread them abroad — round about,” (37) is not very clear to me; unless, perhaps, they were placed in cages or coops, and daily taken out for food.

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Calvin, John. "Commentary on Numbers 11:30". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/numbers-11.html. 1840-57.