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The division of the holy land, ver. 1 - 8.
The ordinances that were given both to the prince and to
the people, ver. 9 - 12.
The oblations to be offered, and the princes part therein,
ver. 13 - 17.
Particularly, in the beginning of the year, ver. 18 - 20.
And in the passover, and feast of tabernacles, ver. 21 - 25.
2: Of this - Whole portion of twenty five thousand cubits long, or
twelve miles and half, and ten thousand broad, or five miles and a
little more. For the sanctuary - For a platform for the sanctuary, both
house and court.
3: And in it - In the center of this.
6: The possession - Land to be a possession to the citizens of
Jerusalem, and to be the content of the city. Broad - About two miles
and half broad, and twelve miles and half long. Long - This must run
along parallel in length with the holy portion, though but half its
breadth. For the whole house - As the capital city, to which the tribe's
resort, it must be large enough to entertain them.
7: The prince - The king. Our side - One half of the prince's
portion lay on the west side of those three already set out.
The other side - The other half lay on the east - side thereof, so
the portion of the city, Levites and priests, lay in the middle.
The holy portion - Of priests, and Levites, and sanctuary.
Before - It lay parallel as broad as these three were broad, and so
run on both sides in its breadth from north to south, and had its
length as the other, from east to west. Over against - What is called
now over - against, or by the side, is called before three times
together. So now you have an exact square of twenty - five thousand
cubits laid out for God, the Levites and city, which appears thus
in the breadth.
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|5000 ||For the city.
And the length of each, twenty - five thousand, that is twelve miles
and half square.
9: Let it suffice - Be content, aim not at more.
11: Of one measure - One shall contain as much as the other, the
ephah shall contain as many gallons of dry, as the bath of liquid
things. An homer - Thirty bushels. So the ephah will be three bushels
in dry things, and the bath eight gallons in liquid things.
12: Twenty gerahs - A gerah was one penny half - penny, the shekel
then was two shillings and six - pence, twenty shekels was two pounds
ten shillings, fifteen shekels was one pound seventeen shillings and
six - pence, and twenty five was three pound two shillings and six - pence.
Maneh - It seems there was the small, the middle, and the great Maneh.
13: Offer - In the daily service, the morning and evening sacrifice.
14: Bath - Which contained about twenty - four gallons.
The cor - Or homer; these were two names of the same measure.
16: With the prince - By a common purse of prince and people.
18: Thou shalt take - Procure, this the prince must do.
20: For every one that erreth - For all the errors of all the
house of Israel, through ignorance. For him that is simple - That is
half - witted, or a fool. Reconcile - Cleanse, as ver.(18), which
legally was defiled by those errors done in the city, or courts of
the house, whither these persons might come.
21: In the first month - Nisan, which is part of March, and
part of April with us.
22: Upon that day - Upon the fourteenth day, on which the passover
24: An hin - This was about one gallon and three quarters of a pint.
25: In the seventh month - According to their ecclesiastical account,
which is Tisri, and answers to part of our August and September.
In the fifteenth day - On that day the feast of tabernacles began, and
continued seven days. He - The prince.
In the feast of the seven days - Hence we also may learn the necessity of
frequently repeating the same religious exercises. Indeed the sacrifice
of atonement was offered once for all. But the sacrifice of
acknowledgement, that of a broken heart, that of a thankful heart,
must be offered every day. And these spiritual sacrifices are always
acceptable to God through Christ Jesus.