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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Ezekiel 47



Verse 1

door = entrance.

behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6.

came down = were coming down. Compare Joel 3:18; and see Isaiah 12:3; Isaiah 44:3. Zechariah 14:8. Revelation 22:1.

from under = from beneath. Referring to the perennial source which has supplied the fountain of Gihon. See App-68.

right side: i.e. the south side. Compare Ezekiel 47:2.

Verse 2

utter = is outer.

Verse 3

man. Hebrew "ash. App-14.

the line = a measuring line, Hebrew. kav. Only here in Ezekiel. Not the same word as in Ezekiel 40:3, which is pathil.

cubits. See App-51, (1).

the waters, &c. = waters [reaching] to the ankle, No Art. Hebrew "of the ankles". Genitive of Relation. App-17.

Verse 6

Son of man. See note on Ezekiel 2:1.

Verse 7

trees. See the Structure above.

Verse 8

east country = the eastern Allah i.e. circular border-land. Used of the Jordan in Joshua 22:11.

desert = plain. Hebrew "arabah. See Deuteronomy 3:17; Deuteronomy 4:49. the sea.

The sea = called Salt, or Dead Sea.

Verse 9

things = soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.

moveth = swarmeth.

Verse 10

En-gedi. Now the well-known spring, Ain Jidy, on the west shore. The original name was Hazazon-tamar (2 Chronicles 20:2).

En-eglaim. Not yet identified. Eusebius places it eight miles south of "Ar of Moab. This would probably be "Ain Hajla, the ancient Beth Hogla.

the great sea. The Mediterranean.

Verse 11

miry places = swamps.

marishes = marshes. Hebrew = pools.

Verse 12

trees for meat. Hebrew "trees of meat". Genitive of Relation. App-17. Compare Genesis 2:9.

consumed = fail.

new = ripe.

medicine = healing. The Divine provision for preserving and restoring health in that future day, when this prophecy shall be literally fulfilled. Compare Revelation 22:2.

Verse 13

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

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

Joseph. Reference to Pentateuch (Genesis 48:5-22). App-92.

shall have, Supply this Ellipsis (App-6), by "shall inherit".

Verse 14

to give it, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Genesis 12:7; Genesis 12:17, Genesis 12:8; Genesis 26:3; Genesis 28:13; Genesis 50:24). App-92.

Verse 16

coast = border, or boundary.

Verse 18

the land of Israel. One of the three passages in Ezekiel where "eretz (land) is used, instead of "adamah (soil), See note on Ezekiel 27:17; and op note on Ezekiel 11:17

Verse 19

strife. Hebrew. Meribah. Reference to Pentateuch (Numbers 20:1-13). Kadesh. Now "Ain Kades.

river = torrent.

Verse 22

strangers = foreign sojourners.

children = sons.

Verse 23

saith the Lord GOD = [is] Adonai Jehovah"s oracle.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Ezekiel 47:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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