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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

1 Samuel 21

 

 

Verse 1

Ahimelech. So called here and in 1 Samuel 22:9, 1 Samuel 22:11, 1 Samuel 22:14, 1 Samuel 22:16, 1 Samuel 22:20. See note on 1 Samuel 14:3 and Mark 2:26,

man. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.


Verse 4

common: i.e. or unhallowed.

hallowed = holy. See note on Exodus 3:5.

kept. And thus ceremonially clean, to eat such bread.


Verse 5

vessels = wallets. Compare 1 Samuel 17:40. Word not used in O.T. in the N.T. sense of 2 Timothy 2:21. 1 Thessalonians 4:4, &. c. holy. See note on Exodus 3:5. Compare "hallowed", 1 Samuel 21:4.

yea, though it were sanctified this day in the vessel = and the more so, when to-day [there are other loaves] to be hallowed in respect of their vessels,


Verse 6

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.


Verse 7

detained, &c. Probably from some ceremonial reason. Compare "shut up "(Jeremiah 36:5), or a "vow "(Acts 21:23-27), or "uncleanness" (Leviticus 13:4, Leviticus 13:11, Leviticus 13:21).


Verse 9

behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6.


Verse 10

for fear of Saul = from the face of Saul.


Verse 11

Is not this. Compare 1 Samuel 18:7 and 1 Samuel 29:5.

did they not . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6. Compare 1 Samuel 18:7 and 1 Samuel 29:5.


Verse 12

Achish. See subscription of Psa 55 (Comp. Bible). (Not superscription of Psa 56 as in Authorized Version)

[Conversion Note]

Subscription of Psalm 55 reads: To the chief Musician


Verse 13

changed, &c. See Psalms 34:1

scrabbled on. Septuagint reads "struck against".


Verse 14

Lo. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6.

wherefore . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6.

him = the man (1 Samuel 21:7).


Verse 15

Have I . . . ? shall this . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6.

 


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 21:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/1-samuel-21.html. 1909-1922.

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