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Numbers Chapter 33


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Num 33:1, The two and forty journeys of the Israelites; Num 33:50, The Canaanites are to be destroyed.

Numbers 33:1

num 33:1

with their armies: Exo 12:37, Exo 12:51, Exo 13:18

under the hand: Jos 24:5; Sa1 12:8; Psa 77:20; Mic 6:4

Numbers 33:2

num 33:2

journeys: Num 9:17-23, Num 10:6, Num 10:13; Deu 1:2, Deu 10:11

Numbers 33:3

num 33:3

they departed: Gen 47:11; Exo 1:11, Exo 12:37

in the first: Exo 12:2, Exo 13:4

with an high: Exo 14:8; Psa 105:38; Isa 52:12; Mic 2:13

Numbers 33:4

num 33:4

buried: Exo 12:29, Exo 12:30; Psa 105:36

upon their gods: Exo 12:12, Exo 18:11; Isa 19:1; Zep 2:11; Rev 12:7-9

Numbers 33:5

num 33:5

removed: Exo 12:37

Rameses: This appears to have been the capital of the land of Goshen, and the rendezvous of the Israelites. It is placed by Jerome in the extremity of Egypt, in the Arsenoitic nome.

Numbers 33:6

num 33:6

departed: Exo 13:20

Succoth: Supposed to be the Suche mentioned by Pliny and the Scenas Mandrorum, in the Antonine Itinerary. The Editor of Calmet places it at Birket el Hadji, or "the Pilgrims' pool," a few miles east of Cairo.

Etham: This was evidently situated towards the north point of the Red sea. Calmet supposes it to be the same as Buthus or Butham, mentioned by Herodotus, who places it in Arabia, on the frontiers of Egypt.

Numbers 33:7

num 33:7

they removed: Num 33:8; Exo 14:2, Exo 14:9

Baalzephon: Calmet supposes this to be the Clysma of the Greeks, and the Kolzum of the Arabians. His learned Editor thinks the true situation of Baal-zephon was some miles more northerly than the present Suez.

Numbers 33:8

num 33:8

departed: Exo 14:21, Exo 14:22-31, Exo 15:22-26

Etham: Called Shur in Exodus; but Dr. Shaw says that Shur is a particular district of the wilderness of Etham.

Numbers 33:9

num 33:9

Exo 15:27

Numbers 33:10

num 33:10

Elim: Exo 16:1, Exo 17:1

Numbers 33:14

num 33:14

Rephidim: Exo 17:1-8, Exo 19:2

Numbers 33:15

num 33:15

Exo 16:1, Exo 19:1, Exo 19:2

Numbers 33:16

num 33:16

they removed: Num 10:11-13, Num 10:33; Deu 1:6

Kibrothhattaavah: That is, the graves of lust. Num 11:4, Num 11:34

Numbers 33:17

num 33:17

Num 11:35

Numbers 33:18

num 33:18

they departed: Num 12:16

Rithmah: Rithmah was a place in the wilderness of Paran, near Kadesh Barnea; probably so called from the great number of juniper trees, as the name signifies, growing in that district.

Numbers 33:19

num 33:19

Rimmonparez: Probably the same as Rimmon, a city of Judah and Simeon, Jos 15:32, Jos 19:7. Num 33:19

Numbers 33:21

num 33:21

Libnah: Deu 1:1, Laban

Rissah: This is supposed, apparently with good reason, by the Editor of Calmet, to be the same with the present El Arish, a village three quarters of a league from the Mediterranean, and the last stage in Syria, on the road to Egypt.

Numbers 33:24

num 33:24

Shapher: The Editor of Calmet, who supposes the Israelites to be now in the regular track from Gaza to Egypt, is of opinion that mount Shapher is the ancient name of mount Cassius, Catjeh, or Catie, a huge mole of sand, almost surrounded by the Mediterranean, on which was built a temple to Jupiter Cassius. Thevenot states, that at the village of Catie there is a well of water unpleasant for drinking; but two miles off, another whose water is good after standing a little. Num 33:24

Numbers 33:30

num 33:30

Moseroth: This is supposed by Mr. C. Taylor, to be Ain el Mousa (probably a corruption of Moseroth) or fountains of Moses, at the head of the western gulf of the Red sea, about seven or eight miles east from Suez, seven or eight days' journey from Gaza, and five or six from Sinai. Deu 10:5, Mosera

Numbers 33:31

num 33:31

Benejaakan: Gen 36:27; Deu 10:6; Ch1 1:43

Numbers 33:32

num 33:32

Hor-hagid-gad, Deu 10:7, Gudgodah

Numbers 33:33

num 33:33

Jotbathah: Mr. Taylor, who imagines the Israelites to be now in the track of the Mecca pilgrims, supposes Jotbathah, which is described as "a land of brooks of water," to be Callah Nahar, a torrent, said to be good water by Dr. Shaw. Deu 10:7, Jotbath

Numbers 33:34

num 33:34

Ebronah: Probably at Abiah Ailana, or Sat el Acaba, stations nearer Accaba. Num 33:34

Numbers 33:35

num 33:35

Eziongaber: Dr. Shaw places this port on the western shore of the Elanitic gulf of the Red Sea. He says it is now called Meenah el Dsahab, or the golden port, by the Arabs; because it was from this place that Solomon sent his ships to Ophir. He supposes it to be about sixty miles from Sinai; and it is probable that it was near the present Accaba, i.e., the end (of the sea). Num 14:25; Deu 2:8; Kg1 9:26, Kg1 22:48, Ezion-geber, Ch2 20:36

Numbers 33:36

num 33:36

the wilderness of Zin: Num 13:21, Num 20:1, Num 27:14; Deu 32:51

Numbers 33:37

num 33:37

Kadesh: Num 20:22, Num 20:23, Num 21:4

Numbers 33:38

num 33:38

Num 20:24-28; Deu 10:6, Deu 32:50

Numbers 33:40

num 33:40

Num 21:1-3, Num 21:4-9

Numbers 33:41

num 33:41

Num 21:4

Numbers 33:42

num 33:42

Punon: Called Phainon by Eusebius, who places it between Petra and Zoar. Perhaps it is the present Tafyle, mentioned by Burckhardt. Num 33:42

Numbers 33:43

num 33:43

pitched in Oboth: Num 21:10

Numbers 33:44

num 33:44

Ijeabarim: or, heaps of Abarim, Num 21:11

Numbers 33:46

num 33:46

Dibongad: Num 32:34; Isa 15:2; Jer 48:18

Almondiblathaim: Jer 48:22, Beth-diblathaim, Eze 6:14, Diblath

Numbers 33:47

num 33:47

the mountains: These mountains were a ridge of rugged hills east of Jordan, and north and west of the Arnon. Nebo, Pisgah, and Peor, were but different names of the hills of which they were composed. Eusebius and Jerome inform us, that some part of them, as one went up to Heshbon, retained the old name of Abarim in their time; and that the part called Nebo was opposite Jericho, not far from the Jordan, six miles west from Heshbon, and seven east from Livias. Dr. Shaw describes them as "an exceeding high ridge of desolate mountains, no otherwise diversified than by a succession of naked rocks and precipices; rendered in some places the more frightful by a multiplicity of torrents, which fall on each side of them. This ridge is continued all along the eastern coast of the Dead sea." Mount Nebo is now called Djebel Attarous; and is described as a barren mountain, the highest point in the neighbourhood, with an uneven plain on the top. Burckhardt, Travels, pp. 369, 370. Num 21:20; Deu 32:49, Deu 34:1

Numbers 33:48

num 33:48

in the plains: Num 22:1

Numbers 33:49

num 33:49

Bethjesimoth: Probably the place called Bethsimath by Eusebius, east of Jordan, and about ten miles south of Jericho. Jos 13:20; Eze 25:9

Abelshittim: or, the plains of Shittim, This place, according to Josephus (Ant. 1. v. c. 1, 1. Bell. 1. iv. c. 7 sec. 6), who calls it Abila, was 60 furlongs east of Jordan. Num 25:1-9; Exo 25:5, Exo 25:10, Exo 25:23; Jos 2:1

Numbers 33:50

num 33:50

Num 33:48, Num 33:49

Numbers 33:51

num 33:51

Deu 7:1, Deu 9:1; Jos 3:17

Numbers 33:52

num 33:52

Exo 23:24, Exo 23:31-33, Exo 34:12-17; Deu 7:2-5, Deu 7:25, Deu 7:26, Deu 12:2, Deu 12:3, Deu 12:30, Deu 12:31, Deu 20:16-18; Jos 11:11, Jos 11:12, Jos 23:7; Jdg 2:2

Numbers 33:53

num 33:53

Deu 32:8; Psa 24:1, Psa 24:2, Psa 115:16; Jer 27:5, Jer 27:6; Dan 4:17, Dan 4:25, Dan 4:32; Mat 20:15

Numbers 33:54

num 33:54

ye shall divide: Num 26:53-56

give the more inheritance: Heb. multiply his inheritance, Num 26:54

give the less inheritance: Heb. diminish his inheritance in the place, Jos 15:1-12, Jos 16:1-4, Jos 17:1-13, 18:11-28, 19:1-48

Numbers 33:55

num 33:55

shall be pricks: Exo 23:33; Deu 7:4, Deu 7:16; Jos 23:12, Jos 23:13; Judg. 1:21-36, Jdg 2:3; Psa 106:34-36; Eze 28:24

Numbers 33:56

num 33:56

Lev 18:28, Lev 20:23; Deu 28:63, Deu 29:28; Jos 23:15, Jos 23:16; Ch2 36:17-20; Eze 33:24-29; Luk 21:23, Luk 21:24

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