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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

1 Samuel 5



Verse 1

God. Hebrew. Elohim. See App-4.

Eben-ezer. Compare 1 Samuel 4:1; 1 Samuel 7:12.

Ashdod = fortified. Now Esdud. Compare Joshua 13:3. See note on Genesis 10:14.

Verse 2

Dagon = great fish.

Verse 3

the morrow. Septuagint adds "and entered into the house of Dagon, they looked and "behold, &c. behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6.

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. in contrast with Dagon. App-4.

Verse 4

only . . . Dagon. The hands and feet being gone, only Dagon (the fish part) remained.

Verse 6

hand. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6, for the judgments inflicted by it.

emerods. See note on Deuteronomy 28:27.

Verse 7

men. Hebrew. "enosh. App-14. Ill.

Verse 8

lords = princes. See note on Joshua 13:3.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 5:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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