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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Joshua 14



Verse 1

children = sons.

Eleazar the priest now acts with Joshua, because the land is to be divided by lot (Joshua 14:2); and he alone has the lot, i.e. the Urim and Thnmmim by which the lots were drawn from the bag behind the breastplate. See notes on Exodus 28:30. Numbers 26:55.

Verse 2

By lot. See note on Joshua 14:1.

as = according as, but a special various reading called Sevir, reads "which"

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

for. Instead of "for", some codices, with one early printed edition, and Syriac, read "to be given to".

Verse 5

As = according as. Compare Nehemiah 35:2. Nehemiah 14:2-5.

divided = divided by lot;". Figure of speech Ellipsis. App-6.

Verse 6

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.

and thee. Supply the Figure of speech Ellipsis (App-6) thus: "and [concerning] thee"

Verse 7

Moses the servant of the LORD. See note on Deuteronomy 31:5.

as = according as.

in = with: i.e. "in accordance with my heart".

Verse 9

Moses sware. Compare Deuteronomy 1:34, Deuteronomy 1:36 (compare Judges 1:20).

Verse 10

behold. Figure of speech Asterisms. App-6.

forty and five. See note on App-50. (p. 53).

Lo. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6.

Verse 12

Anakims. See note on Numbers 13:22. Deuteronomy 1:28, and App-23and App-25.

Verse 14

Hebron . . . became. Compare Joshua 21:12.

Verse 15

Kirjath-arba. Arba was the great man among the Anakims. See App-23and App-25. Hebrew "city of Arba, he [was] the greatest man", &c. had rest. During the first Sabbatic year. See App-50. (p. 53).


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Joshua 14:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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