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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Joshua 22

Verse 2

Moses the servant of the LORD. See note on Deuteronomy 34:5 .

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah . App-4 .

Verse 3

God. Hebrew. Elohim . App-4 .

Verse 4

as = according as.

them . A special various reading called Sevir ( App-34 ), with many codices and two early printed editions, reads "to you

Verse 5

and. Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton ( App-6 ) in this verse.

soul . Hebrew. nephesh . App-13 .

Verse 8

divide = share.

Verse 9

children = sons.

Shiloh . See note on Joshua 18:1 .

word . Hebrew "mouth", put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6 , for what was spoken by it.

Verse 10

borders = windings or hendings.

to see to = to look at, i.e. in appearance.

Verse 11

Behold. Figure of speech Asteriamos ( App-6 ) over against - in front of. i.e. on the oast side of Jordan. at the

passage of = beyond, or opposite to.

Verse 16

trespass. Hebrew. chata. App-44 .

Verse 17

iniquity = perverseness. Hebrew avah. App-44 . Peor. Compare Numbers 25:3 , Numbers 25:4 .

Verse 19

tabernacle. Habitation. Hebrew mishkan. App-40 .

Verse 22

The LORD GOD of gods. Hebrew. El Elohim Jehovah . Figure of speech Epizeuxis ( App-6 ).

transgression. Hebrew. maal. App-44 .

save us not this day. Note the Figure of speech Parentheaia . App-6 .

Verse 23

offer = offer up. See App-43 .

offer make ready. App-43 .

Verse 24

What have ye. ? Figure of speech Erotesis . App-8 .

Verse 27

a witness. Compare Genesis 31:48 , and see Joshua 22:34 below, and Ch. Joshua 24:27 .

Verse 28

Behold = behold ye. Not the Figure of speech Asterisms .

pattern = construction.

and you . Note Figure of speech Ellipsis , "and [between] you. " App-6 .

Verse 29

God forbid = far be it from us.

Verse 30

it pleased them. Hebrew "was good in their eyes".

Verse 34

Ed. Hebrew "a witness. "This, and the verb "shall be", not in the received Hebrew text. (Some codices have it.) Literally "called the altar. A witness it is, &c. "

God = the God. Hebrew ha-Elohim. App-4 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Joshua 22". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.