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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Joshua 23

Verse 1

a long time after. Eight years. See App-50 .

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

old and stricken in age. Aged 102. Compare Joshua 13:1 . Figure of speech, Pleonasm . App-6 . Hebrew. "old and advanced in (or come into) the days".

Verse 2

called. Probably at Shiloh.

and . Note the Figure of speech Palysyndeton. App-6 .

Verse 3

God. Hebrew. Elohim . App-4

Verse 4

Behold. Figure of speech Asterismoe. App-6 .

Verse 5

as = according as.

Verse 6

the Book of the Law. See note on Exodus 17:14 , and App-47 .

that ye turn not . Compare Deuteronomy 5:32 ; Deuteronomy 28:14 .

Verse 9

man. Hebrew. ish . App-14 .

Verse 10

for. The Hebrew accent (Legarmeh) puts the pause or emphasis on this word, as calling attention to the basis of all blessing and success.

Verse 11

selves-souls. Hebrew. nephesh , App-2 .

Verse 12

Else. The Hebrew accent (Legarmeh) puts the pause or emphasis on this word, as marking the solemn alternative.

Verse 13

any of these. Some codices, with four early printed editions, read "all these".

they shall be. Compare Exodus 23:33 , Numbers 33:55 .Deuteronomy 7:16 .

Verse 14

behold, this day I, &c. Punctuate "behold this day, I am, &c. "Joshua lived 8 years longer. Compare Deuteronomy 4:16 .

souls. Hebrew. nephesh . App-13 .

thing = word. Compare Joshua 2:21 , Jos 2:45 .

the good things = the good words.

Verse 15

evil things = the evils threatened.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Joshua 23". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.