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An account of the marches and encampments of the Israelites,
from Egypt to Canaan, ver. 1 - 49.
A strict command to drive out all the Canaanites.
2: And Moses wrote their goings out - When they set out, God ordered
him to keep a journal of all the remarkable occurrences in the way, that it
might be a satisfaction to himself and an instruction to others. It may
be of use to Christians, to preserve an account of the providences of God
concerning them, the constant series of mercies they have experienced, and
especially those turns which have made some days of their lives more
4: On their gods - Their false gods, namely those beasts which the
brutish Egyptians worshipped as gods, which were killed with the rest,
for the first - born both of men and beasts were then killed. Probably their
images likewise were thrown down, as Dagon afterward before the ark.
10: By the Red - sea - By another part of that sea which they
48: Shittim - The place where the people sinned in the matter of
Peor, is here called Abel - Shittim - Abel signifies mourning;
and probably this place was so called, from the mourning of Israel for
that sin, and the heavy punishment inflicted on the sinners.
52: Drive out - Not by banishing, but by destroying them.
Pictures - Which seem to have been stones curiously engraven, and set up
for worship. High Places - Chapels, altars, groves, or other means of
worship there set up.