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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Deuteronomy 14

Verse 1

ye shall not, &c. Compare Leviticus 19:27 , Leviticus 19:28 ; Leviticus 21:5 .Jeremiah 16:6 ; Jeremiah 41:5 .

the dead = dead people (not dead bodies). No art. in Septuagint. Compare Deuteronomy 28:26 with article, and rendered rightly "carcase".

Verse 2

holy. See note on Exodus 3:5 . the LORD. (Hebrew. Jehovah. ) Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch, The Targum of Jonathan ben Uzziel Septuagint, and Syriac, add "thy God".

peculiar = as a treasure. See note on Exodus 19:5 . Compare Deuteronomy 7:6 .

the earth = the face of the soil. Figure of speech Pleonasm. Hebrew. 'adamah.

Verse 4

These. There are eleven animals named in Deuteronomy which are not included in Leviticus and Numbers, More names known after forty years from Egypt. Compare Leviticus 11:0 .

Verse 5

roebuck = gazelle (Revised Version)

fallow deer = roebuck.

pygarg = mountain goat.

wild ox = antelope (Revised Version)

chamois = mountain sheep (Revised Version)

Verse 6

parteth the hoof. Compare Leviticus 11:2 , Leviticus 11:8 .

cleaveth the cleft. Figure of speech Polyptoton. App-6 .

Verse 7

coney. Hebrew. shaphan . Revised Version margin, called "Hy-rax Syriacus", or rock-badger.

Verse 9

These. Compare Leviticus 11:9-12 .

Verse 12

these. Compare Leviticus 11:13-20 .

ossifrage = gier eagle (Revised Version).

Verse 13

glede. Probably = vulture.

kite = falcon (Revised Version)

vulture = kite(Revised Version).

Verse 15

owl = ostrich (Revised Version)

cuckow = seamew (Revised Version): i.e. sea-gull.

Verse 16

swan = horned owl (Revised Version)

Verse 17

gier eagle = vulture (Revised Version) or bittern.

Verse 18

heron. Very doubtful; probably = parrot.

lapwing = hoopoe (Revised Version)

Verse 19

creeping thing = swarming creature: i.e. rapidly multiplying. Compare Genesis 1:20 , Genesis 1:21 ; Genesis 7:21 ; Genesis 8:17 ; Genesis 9:7 . Exodus 8:3 .Leviticus 11:29 , &c.

is. Hebrew "it [is]".

they. A special reading, called Sevir, reads, "it".

Verse 21

dieth, &c. Compare Exodus 22:31 .Leviticus 11:39 ; Leviticus 17:15 ; Leviticus 22:8 . Ezekiel 4:14 .

seethe = boil. Compare Exodus 23:19 ; Exodus 34:26 .

Verse 22

tithe. Compare Leviticus 27:30 . Numbers 18:24 , Numbers 18:30 . Numbers 12:6 ; Numbers 14:28 .

Verse 23

eat. Tithes were eaten. Amos 4:4 .

to place = to make a habitation.

wine. Hebrew. tirosh. See App-27 .

firstlings. Compare Genesis 4:4 .Exodus 13:11-15 ; Exodus 23:19 . Leviticus 27:26 . Numbers 18:15-17 , and Nehemiah 10:36 .

Verse 25

turn it into money: as in Matthew 21:12 .Mark 11:15 .Luke 19:45 , and John 2:14 , John 2:15 .

Verse 26

thy soul = thyself. Hebrew. nephesh.

lusteth after = longeth for.

wine. Hebrew. yayin . App-27 .

strong drink = shikar. See App-27 .

desireth = asketh of thee.

Verse 27

the Levite. Compare Deuteronomy 12:19 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 14". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/deuteronomy-14.html. 1909-1922.