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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Deuteronomy 16

Verse 1

Observe. Compare Exodus 13:3 , Exodus 13:4 .Leviticus 23:5 , Leviticus 23:6 . Numbers 28:16 .

Abib is Egyptian and means "green ears". Compare Exodus 9:31 .Leviticus 2:14 . Not found again after this passage. "Nisan" substituted for it.

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .

Verse 2

to place = to make a habitation for.

Verse 3

bread of affliction. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject) = bread which is the symbol of their affliction in Egypt.

in haste. Not the reason given in Exodus 12:17 for the Exodus. But here the reason why the bread was un-. leavened. There was no time for it to "rise" by fermentation.

Verse 4

leavened = fermented. Compare Exodus 13:7 ; Exodus 12:18-20 .

Verse 5

gates. Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Part), App-6 , put for the cities themselves. Note the Introversion of the lines of this member, verses: Deuteronomy 16:5 , Deuteronomy 16:6 .

Verse 7

roast = -cook.

Verse 8

seventh day. Compare Exodus 12:16 ; Exodus 13:6 .

Verse 9

corn = standing corn.

Verse 11

And. Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton in this verse. See App-6 .

Verse 12

in Egypt. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch and Septuagint, have "in the land of Egypt".

Verse 13

corn = threshing-floor Put by Figure of speech Metonymy ,

wine = winepress. for what is produced from them.

Verse 14

And. Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton. App-6 .

Verse 16

appear. See note on Exodus 23:15 , Exodus 23:17 .

Verse 17

man. Hebrew. 'ish. See App-14 .

Verse 19

thou shalt not. A special reading, known as Sevir, has "neither shalt thou". See App-34 .

gift = bribe.

Verse 20

altogether just. This is the rendering of the Figure of speech Epizeuxis ( App-6 ). Hebrew "just, just", i.e. perfectly just.

Verse 21

grove. Hebrew. 'asherah. See App-42 . Here in the feminine gender.

Verse 22

image = pillar.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 16". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/deuteronomy-16.html. 1909-1922.