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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Numbers 19



Verse 1

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

spake. See note on Numbers 1:1.

Verse 2

ordinance = statute. The whole clause = Figure of speech Pleonasm (App-6), for emphasizing the lesson of the red heifer.

children = sons.

bring = take. This is the third of three events recorded during the punishment wanderings. See note on "while", Numbers 15:32.

a red heifer. Christ, the Antitype.

without spot = without defect. Compare the Antitype. Hebrews 9:14.

no blemish. Compare 1 Peter 1:19.

Verse 3

without the camp. Compare the Antitype. Hebrews 13:12.

Verse 4

tabernacle = tent. Hebrew. "ohel. App-40.

Verse 5

burn. Hebrew. saraph. See App-43.

Verse 8

in water. Some codices, with Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, omit these words. Compare Leviticus 16:28.

Verse 9

man. Hebrew. "ish. App-14. Compare the antitype, Joseph of Arimathea. Matthew 27:57-60. Luke 23:50-53. John 19:38-42.

sin. See App-44.

Verse 11

body = soul. Hebrew. nephesh. Literally "the dead nephesh of". App-13.

man = Hebrew. "adam. App-14.

Verse 12

third . . . seventh. Compare the Antitype. Hebrews 9:14. The numbers significant. See App-10.

the = on the.

Verse 13

body = soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.

tabernacle = habitation. Hebrew. mishkan. See App-40.

Verse 15

is = "it [is]".

Verse 16

dead body. Hebrew. bemeth, no word for body = one dead, as in Numbers 19:18, not Numbers 19:11 and Numbers 19:13.

Verse 17

ashes = dust.

sin. See App-44.

running = living. Not stagnant.

Verse 18

person = Hebrew. "Ish. App-14.

persons = souls. Hebrew. nephesh.

Verse 19

wash. The common rite. See Leviticus 11:25; Leviticus 14:8, Leviticus 14:9, &c.

himself = his flesh, as in Leviticus 15:16


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Numbers 19:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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