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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Isaiah 34

 

 

Verse 1

people = peoples.

world = the inhabited world. Hebrew. tebel.

all things, &c. = and all that is therein.


Verse 2

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

utterly destroyed = devoted to destruction, or, placed under a Divine ban.


Verse 3

mountains shall be melted with their blood. Figure of speech Hyperbole. So Isaiah 34:4 and Isaiah 34:5.


Verse 5

of My curse: i.e. I have devoted.


Verse 7

unicorns: or, rhinocerots. Hebrew. re"emin.

soaked = drunken. Figure of speech Hyperbole.


Verse 8

of = for.


Verse 11

confusion. See note on Isaiah 24:10.

confusion . . . emptiness. Hebrew. tohu . . . bohu. Reference to Pentateuch (Genesis 1:2), "without form and void" = waste and desolate. Only there, here, and Jeremiah 4:23 beside. App-92.


Verse 13

come up in = climb.


Verse 14

screech owl. Hebrew. Lilith. Used to-day of any being of the night, as the English "bogy" is used. Charms are used against it to-day in Palestine.

a place, &c. = a roost.


Verse 16

Seek = Search.

the book of the LORD. This proves there was a book in existence, which could be searched. See App-47.

fail = be missing. Hebrew. "adar. Not the same word as in Isaiah 19:5 (see note there). Occurs here in "former" portion, and Isaiah 40:26 in "latter"portion. See App-79. Isaiah 35 is the sequel to this long series of Burdens (Isaiah 13:1, Isaiah 35:10) and Woes; it sets forth the future return of Israel.

 


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Isaiah 34:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/isaiah-34.html. 1909-1922.

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