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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Exodus 29

Verse 1

minister . See note on Exodus 28:1

without blemish . This, with bread "without leaven" (Exodus 29:2 ), shows the inner meaning of "leaven".

Verse 2

cakes = pierced cakes.

Verse 4

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

wash . Hebrew. rachaz = one of the ceremonial washings referred to in Hebrews 6:2 , and rendered "baptisms".

Verse 5

ephod. See note on Exodus 28:6 .

curious = embroidered.

Verse 9

consecrate . See note on Exodus 28:41 .

Verse 13

caul = the omentum, not the midriff.

Verse 14

without the camp . Compare Hebrews 13:11-13 . An unholy camp was unfit for a holy sin offering.

sin offering . Hebrew sin, put (as in Genesis 4:7 ) by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject), App-6 , for sin offering. See App-43 .

Verse 18

sweet savour . Hebrew "savour of rest", i.e. coinplacency or satisfaction. See note on Genesis 8:2 .

Verse 20

and . Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton ( App-6 ), calling our attention to the several parts touched by the atoning blood. All were consecrated, and each one is singled out and emphasised by the several "and".

Aaron . The Antitype, Christ, so anointed and set apart "on the holy mount" (2 Peter 1:16-18 ). See notes on Exodus 28:1 , Exodus 28:2 . Compare Psalms 45:7 . Hebrews 1:9 . Note "thy fellows", but "above" them, infinitely "above".

Verse 27

wave offering. Turned to the four quarters of the earth. See App-43 .

heave offering . Lifted up to heaven for Jehovah only. See App-43 .

Verse 28

children = sons.

Verse 30

holy . See note on Exodus 3:5 .

Verse 32

eat , &c. This explains John 6:33 . In Exodus 29:0 this was literal, but in our case it must perforce be purely and wholly spiritual. Compare the eating of Exodus 29:33 and the burning of Exodus 29:34 with the eating and burning of the Paschal Lamb, Exodus 12:10 , Exodus 12:11 .

Verse 33

atonement . The first occurrence of the English word. The Hebrew kaphar, to cover, gives the essential meaning, as shown in its first occurrence, Genesis 6:14 , where it is rendered "pitch [it]". See notes on Genesis 32:20 . Psalms 32:1 . Hence used of the mercy-seat. See, note on Exodus 25:17 . The English "at-one-ment" has no connection whatever with the Hebrew word kaphar.

consecrate. See on Exodus 28:41 .

Verse 36

offer . Hebrew ' asah. See App-43 .

for it = upon it.

Verse 37

holy . See note on Exodus 3:5 .

Verse 38

day by day continually . See the Divine comment on this. Hebrews 9:9 ; Hebrews 10:1 , Hebrews 10:2 .

Verse 39

the other = the second.

at even = Hebrew between the two evenings = at dusk. Exodus 12:6 ; Exodus 16:12 ; Exodus 30:8 .

Verse 40

hin . See App-51 .

wine . Hebrew. yayin (see App-27 ).

Verse 41

meat = meal.

the LORD = Jehovah . App-4 .

Verse 42

meet = meet by appointment. See note on Exodus 25:22 . you. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch and Septuagint, read "thee".

Verse 43

the tabernacle . Supply Ellipsis with "it" ( App-6 ).

Verse 45

God . Hebrew. Elohim . App-4 .

Verse 46

that I may dwell . This was the object in bringing them forth from Egypt.

among = in the midst.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Exodus 29". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/exodus-29.html. 1909-1922.