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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Exodus 40

 

 

Verse 1

the LORD (Hebrew. Jehovah. spake. See note on Exodus 6:10, and compare note on Exodus 3:7.


Verse 2

the first day of the first month. Six events in Scripture on this day. See note on Genesis 8:13.

first month. On the fourteenth day the first Pass-over was kept (Numbers 9:1-3). On the first day of the second month they were numbered (Numbers 1:1, Numbers 1:2): (50 days between Exodus 40:17 and Numbers 10:11). In the interval comes the book of Leviticus, and Numbers 1:1 - Exodus 10:10. On the twentieth day of the second month the Tabernacle was taken down, and the journey began from Sinai to Canaan (Numbers 10:11). See App-50.

tabernacle. = habitation. Hebrew. mishkan, App-40. tent. Hebrew. "ohel. App-40.


Verse 3

ark. See note on Exodus 25:22.

cover = screen.

ark. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch and The Targum of Jonathan ben Uzziel read "ark and the mercy seat".


Verse 4

set in order: i, e. in two piles, six loaves in each pile, answering to the stones on the shoulders of the High Priest. There was a golden dish at the bottom of each, and another reversed on the top, with a golden bowl of frankincense on the top. Compare Exodus 25:23-30.

light = set up, or mount.


Verse 5

door = entrance.


Verse 9

anoint, Compare Exodus 30:22-29.

hallow . . . holy. See note on "holy", Exodus 3:8.

vessels = furniture.


Verse 10

most holy. Hebrew holiness of holinesses. Figure of speech Polyptoton (App-6) for emphasis.


Verse 11

foot = base.


Verse 12

tabernacle = tent. Hebrew. "ohel (App-40).

wash = bathe. Compare Exodus 29:1-4. with, or in.


Verse 13

anoint him. Compare Exodus 29:5-7.


Verse 14

clothe. Compare Exodus 29:8, Exodus 29:9.


Verse 15

as = according as.


Verse 19

as = according as. See note on Exodus 39:1, and note the seven occurrences of the expression "as Jehovah commanded Moses" in this chapter as in chapter 39.


Verse 20

mercy seat. See note on Exodus 25:1.


Verse 22

side. Hebrew. yarek = the opposite side.


Verse 29

burnt offering. Hebrew. "olah, See App-43. washed. The ceremonial cleansings or "baptisms "(Hebrews 6:2), always performed by the persons themselves.


Verse 33

the work. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint, and Vulgate, read "all the work".


Verse 34

THE APPROBATION AND BLESSING OF JEHOVAH, Corresponding with that of Moses in Exodus 39:43.


Verse 36

when the cloud, &c. This continued till Moses" death, when the ark (which till then was carried in the midst of the host) took its place and went "before them". See Joshua 3:3-6, Joshua 3:11.

children = sons.

journeys = journeyings. Literally settings forward.


Verse 38

on it: i.e. in the cloud.

house of Israel. See note on Exodus 16:31.


 


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Exodus 40:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/exodus-40.html. 1909-1922.

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