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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Job 29

 

 

Verse 1

Moreover = And.

continued his parable: i.e. again took up his impressive discourse. This is Job"s last address, corresponding with his first. See the Structure on p. 669.


Verse 2

I. Note the frequency of "I" (self-occupation). In Job 29, the "I" of prosperity; in Job 30, the "I" of adversity; in Job 31, the "I" of self-righteousness. Contrast the "I" of Job 42:2-6, the "end".


Verse 3

candle = lamp.


Verse 4

youth = autumn"s prime, or maturity.

secret = counsel.

tabernacle = tent.


Verse 5

THE ALMIGHTY. Hebrew Shaddai. App-4.

children = youths.


Verse 6

rivers = divisions. Hence the little channels made in garden irrigation. See note on Psalms 1:3, and Proverbs 21:1.


Verse 7

street = broad or open place.


Verse 9

laid their hand, &c. In token of silence and submission.


Verse 12

poor = wretched. Hebrew. "anah. See note on Proverbs 6:11.


Verse 16

poor = helpless. Hebrew. "ebyon. See note on Proverbs 6:11.


Verse 17

wicked. Hebrew. "avvil. App-44. See note on Job 18:21.


Verse 18

die in my nest. The Septuagint reads "grow old as a palm trunk".

as the sand. A note in Codices (No. 1 in King"s Lib., British Museum) states that the Western School points this to mean "as a phoenix". The Vulgate reads "as a palm".


Verse 23

as for the rain: i.e. the early rain, which is sometimes so late as to cause anxiety.

 


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Bibliography Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 29:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/job-29.html. 1909-1922.

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