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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Numbers 15



Verse 1

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

spake. See note on Numbers 1:1.

Verse 2

children = sons.

into the land. Note that the turning away from the land does not affect Jehovah"s purpose to bring them in.

Verse 3

offering. Hebrew. "ishsheh. App-43.

burnt offering. Hebrew. "olah. App-43.

sacrifice. Hebrew. zebach. App-43.

freewill offering. Hebrew. nedabah. App-43.

Verse 4

offereth = bringeth near. App-43.

offering = approach-offering. App-43.

Verse 5

sacrifice. Probably peace-offerings. App-43.

Verse 6

meat offering. App-43.

Verse 7

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

Verse 14

offer = prepare. Hebrew. "asah. App-43.

as = according as.

he = the stranger.

Verse 15

congregation = assembly.

Verse 16

manner. Hebrew judgment, or ordinance.

Verse 20

cake = pierced cake.

heave offering. See note on Exodus 29:27.

Verse 21

generations. Severus Codex reads this as singular. See App-34.

Verse 25

atonement. See note on Exodus 29:33.

sacrifice made by fire. Hebrew. "ishsheh. App-43.

Verse 26

all = the whole.

Verse 27

soul = person. Hebrew. nephesh See App-13. Compare verses: Numbers 15:28, Numbers 15:30.

sin. Hebrew. chata. App-44.

Verse 28

sinneth. Hebrew. shagag. App-44.

Verse 29

sinneth. Hebrew. "asah. App-44.

Verse 30

presumptuously. Hebrew with a high hand.

Verse 31

iniquity. Hebrew. "avah. App-44. Put here by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6, for the punishment produced by it.

Verse 32

while. Only three events recorded during the Punishment wanderings: (1) The Sabbath breaker (Numbers 15:32-36); (2) The usurpation of Korah (Numbers 16:1, Numbers 16:17, Numbers 16:13); and (3) The red heifer (Numbers 19:1-10).

man. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.

that gathered = gathering.

Verse 34

declared. Hebrew. parash, make known. This is the meaning of Greek. sunkrino, rendered "comparing" in 1 Corinthians 2:13.

what should be done to him: i.e. what death he should die. It had been made known that he was to die, but not in what manner. Exodus 31:15; Exodus 35:2.

Verse 35

said. See note on Numbers 3:40.

Verse 36

as = according as.

Verse 38

fringes. Hebrew. zizith, a fringe, as in Deuteronomy 22:12. Occurs only four times: here, verses: Numbers 15:38, Numbers 15:39, and Ezekiel 8:3 (lock [of hair]) = a fringe where the threads hang down, like a lock of hair.

Verse 40

holy. See note on Exodus 3:5.

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.

Verse 41

the LORD your God. Figure of speech Epanadiplosis. App-6. The word "Jehovah" beginning and ending the verse, to emphasize it.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Numbers 15:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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