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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Numbers 8

 

 

Verse 1

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

spake. See note on Numbers 1:1.


Verse 2

the = the face of the.

candlestick = light-holder (as in Genesis 1:14), or lampstand. Compare Exodus 25:31-39; Exodus 37:17-24.


Verse 3

as = according as.


Verse 4

unto. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch, The Targum of Onkelos Manuscript, and The Targum of Jonathan ben Uzziel read "and unto".


Verse 6

children = sons.


Verse 7

water of purifying = sin water: i.e., water prepared as in Num 19.


Verse 8

meat offering. See App-43.

sin offering. See App-43.


Verse 9

tabernacle of the congregation = tent of meeting. App-40.


Verse 11

offer. Hebrew wave. See note on Exodus 29:27.

offering. Hebrew wave offering. See App-43.

execute the service. Figure of speech Polyptoton (App-6). Hebrew "serve the service" = perform the solemn service.


Verse 12

the Levites. Figure of speech Epanadiplosis (App-6), the verse beginning and ending with the same word.

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

atonement. See note on Exodus 29:33.


Verse 14

Mine. Compare Numbers 3:45.


Verse 15

offer them for an offering = wave them for a wave offering. See Exodus 29:27.


Verse 17

For. Compare Exodus 13:2. Exodus 3:13.

man. Hebrew. "adam. See App-14.

on the day. See App-18.


Verse 23

as = according as.


Verse 24

twenty and five years old. This was the commencement of a five years" probation. The age, thirty, was the age of their numbering. See note on Numbers 4:3.

to wait, &c. Figure of speech Polyptoton (App-6), as in verses: Numbers 8:11, Numbers 8:15, Numbers 8:19. Literally war the warfare.


Verse 26

from the age, &c. Observe the gracious care of Jehovah.

 


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Numbers 8:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/numbers-8.html. 1909-1922.

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