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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Ezekiel 46



Verse 1

Thus saith, &c. See note on Ezekiel 44:9.

the Lord God. Hebrew. Adonai Jehovah. See note on Ezekiel 2:4.

Verse 2

his: i.e. the prince, who offers for the nation. See notes above, on Ezekiel 45:16, Ezekiel 45:17, Ezekiel 45:20, Ezekiel 45:22.

burnt offering. App-43.

peace offerings. App-43.

Verse 3

the People of the land. They worship only; they do not offer. Compare Ezekiel 45:16.

door = entrance.

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

Verse 4

offer = bring near. App-43.

Verse 5

meat offering = meal, or gift, offering. App-43. ephah. App-51.

hin. App-51.

Verse 9

solemn feasts = appointed times,

Verse 10

the prince, &c, As for the prince, when they come in, ho shall come in in the midst of them; and when they go forth, he shall go forth.

shall go forth. Heb, text reads "shall they go forth". Some codices read in margin "he"; other codices, with Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "he

Verse 11

solemnities = appointed seasons.

Verse 12

one. Supply the Ellipsis, "[the gatekeeper] shall".

he shall prepare, &c. It will be the prince"s duty to offer for the nation. See notes on Ezekiel 45:16, Ezekiel 45:17, Ezekiel 45:20, Ezekiel 45:22.

as = according as.

Verse 13

daily prepare, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Ex, Ezekiel 29:38. Numbers 28:3). App-92.

Verse 14

for it = thereupon.

temper = mix.

Verse 16

sons. The Septuagint and Syriac read "son"s

Verse 17

the year of liberty = the year of jubilee. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 25:10). App-92. This shows that this prophecy will, and must yet, be literally fulfilled. Moreover, the jubilee occurred only twice in a century.

but, &c. = truly, it is his own inheritance; as to his sons, to them it shall go.

Verse 18

every man. Heb, "ish. App-14.

Verse 19

holy. See note on Exodus 3:2.

chambers = storerooms. Heb, lishkah. See note on Ezekiel 40:17.

behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6.

on the two sides = on the farthest side.

Verse 20

to sanctify the People. Compare Ezekiel 44:19.

Verse 21

utter = outer. The boiling places.

Verse 22

courts joined = courts covered over, or closed courts, cloisters.

corners. Hebrew. m hukzaoth, This hybrid word has the extraordinary points (App-31) or dots on the top, denoting that it does not properly belong to the primitive text. It is omitted in Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate. The clause should therefore read: "these four were of the some measure" (see Ginsburg"s Introduction, pp. 382-3).

Verse 23

And there was a. row of building = And there was an enclosure. The 1611 edition of the Authorized Version reads "And there was a now building".


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Ezekiel 46:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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