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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Leviticus 27



Verse 1

spake. See note on Leviticus 5:14.

Verse 2

children = sons.

make a singular vow = make a special vow. Hebrew "separate a vow" because a vow was separated into negative or positive, restraining or promising, i.e., "binding" or "loosing".

persons = souls. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.

Verse 4

it = that soul. Compare note on Leviticus 27:2.

Verse 9

men. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch, read "one".

offering. Hebrew Korban. App-43.

Verse 10

alter. Hebrew. malaph, to change for the better. Compare Psalms 55:19.

change. Hebrew. mur, to change for the worse: note the Introversion. g | alter (bad for good). h | change (good for bad). h | good for bad. g | bad for good.

Verse 11

offer = bring near. Hebrew. karab. App-43.

sacrifice = Hebrew. korban.

present = make it stand, as in Leviticus 27:8.

Verse 12

as thou, &c. = as thou, O priest, valuest it so, &c.

Verse 13

at all redeem it. Figure of speech Polyptoton (App-6). Hebrew "redeeming he will redeem it". Well translated by "at all". See note on Genesis 26:28. Hebrew. ga"al. See note on Exodus 6:6.

Verse 14

sanctify = set apart. Hebrew. kadash. See note on "holy", Exodus 3:5.

his: i.e. his own house, and what was therein.

Verse 16

homer. Hebrew. homer, as in Numbers 11:32. Isaiah 5:10. Ezekiel 45:11, Ezekiel 45:13, Ezekiel 45:14. Hosea 3:2. To be distinguished from "omer, in Exodus 16:16, Exodus 16:18, Exodus 16:22, Exodus 16:32, Exodus 16:33, Exodus 16:36. See App-51.

Verse 17

If. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint, and Syriac, read "And if".

Verse 21

devoted. Hebrew. haram, denotes a total and complete separation, which does not admit of redemption. First occurance of haram. It is rendered "devoted" only in this chapter (six times) and once in Numbers 18:14.

Verse 23

estimation = valuation.

Verse 26

Only = nevertheless. Rendered in Leviticus 27:28, "notwithstanding".

Verse 28

Notwithstanding. See note on Leviticus 27:26.

is = it [is].

Verse 30

or. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch, The Targum of Jonathan ben Uzziel Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, have this "or" in the text.

Verse 31

man. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.

Verse 33

passeth under the rod. The custom of counting was for the animals to pass through a small opening, and to be counted with the rod as they passed. Every tenth one was to be taken and marked; and not to be chosen (Leviticus 27:33). This custom is referred to in Ezekiel 20:37, i.e. once more claimed and marked ac belonging to Jehovah.

Verse 34

in mount Sinai. Compare note on Leviticus 1:1.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Leviticus 27:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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