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the LORD. Hebrew Jehovah . App-4 .
children = sons.
we. So written, but read "they". Some codices have "they", both written and read, with three early printed editions, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate.
melted. See note on Joshua 2:9 , Joshua 2:11 .
spirit. Hebrew. ruach. App-9 .
said. See note on Joshua 3:7 .
again . the second time. Not repeated as an act on the person, but on the nation on a second occasion (compare for this usage Isaiah 11:11 and Jude 1:5 , implying that the rite was performed in Egypt. See verses: Joshua 5:4-7 .
men. Hebrew, plural of 'ish or 'enosh. App-14 .
People = nation. Some codices, with two early printed editions, read "generation",
obeyed not = hearkened not unto.
abode. 11th to 13th Abib.
rolled away = Hebrew gallothi. Hence Gilgal = rolling.
kept the passover. Some codices, with two early printed editions, and Manuscript of Aramaic, add "in the first [month]". The second of the ten Passovers recorded. See note on Exodus 12:28 .
the morrow . Feast of unleavened bread ended 21st Abib at even, exactly forty years from Exodus 12:41 .
when. Between 16th and 21st Abib.
a Man. Hebrew. 'ish. App-14 .
Captain, or Prince.
host = Israel as Jehovah's host. Compare Exodus 12:41 .
worship. Therefore Divine. Compare Revelation 19:10 ; Revelation 22:9 .
my Lord = A donai. App-4 .
Loose thy shoe. Compare Exodus 3:5 . The origin of a solemn Eastern custom of reverence observed to this day. Compare Exodus 3:5 .
is holy. Hebrew "it [is] holy". See note on Exodus 3:5 .
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Joshua 5". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/
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