Bible Commentaries
Numbers 20

Scofield's Reference NotesScofield's Notes

Verse 1

first month

i.e. April.

Verse 5


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Verse 8

speak ye unto the rock before their eyes

See Exodus 17:5. (See Scofield "Exodus 17:5- :") .

The rock (Christ) 1 Corinthians 10:4 once smitten, needs not to be smitten (crucified) again. Moses' act exalted himself Numbers 20:10 and implied (in type) that the one sacrifice was ineffectual, thus denying the eternal efficacy of the blood ; Hebrews 9:25; Hebrews 9:26; Hebrews 10:3; Hebrews 10:11; Hebrews 10:12. The abundant water (grace reaching the need of the people, despite the error of their leader) tells of refreshing and power through the Spirit.

Verse 16


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Verse 28


The death of Aaron marks the end of the wanderings. Henceforth Israel marches or halts, but does not wander.

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Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Numbers 20". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 1917.