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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Isaiah 20

Verse 1

Tartan. A title = commander in-chief.

Sargon. Never once named by classic writers, and in Scripture only here.

Verse 2

the same = that.

by = by the hand of.

Isaiah. See note on Isaiah 13:1 .

naked. Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of the Whole), for being scantily clad.

Verse 3

sign and wonder. Reference to Pentateuch, (see note on Isaiah 7:11 with Isaiah 8:18 ), and App-92 .

Verse 5

expectation. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), for the help expected from Egypt.

Egypt their glory. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), for the Egyptians, in whom they gloried.

Verse 6

isle = sea coast, or coast land. See note on Isaiah 11:11

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Isaiah 20". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.