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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Numbers 29:12-40

Soon after the day of atonement, that day in which men were to afflict their souls, followed the feast of tabernacles, in which they were to rejoice before the Lord; for those that sow in tears shall soon reap in joy. To the former laws about this feast, which we had, Lev. 23:34-44, here are added directions about the offerings by fire, which they were to offer unto the Lord during the seven days of that feast, Lev. 23:36. Observe here, 1. Their days of rejoicing were to be days of sacrifices.... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Numbers 29:13-34

And ye shall offer a burnt offering ,.... That is, on the first of the seven days, which was as follows: thirteen young bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year, they shall be without blemish ; a very large sacrifice indeed, for these were offered besides one kid of the goats, for a sin offering, and the two lambs of the daily sacrifice, which were not omitted on account of this extraordinary offering; so that there were no less than thirty two animals sacrificed on this... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Numbers 29:12-34

Feast of tabernacles: compare Leviticus 23:33 ff. The offerings required at this feast were the largest of all. It was especially one of thankfulness to God for the gift of the fruits of the earth; and the quantity and the nature of the offerings (see Numbers 29:7-11) were determined accordingly.Numbers 29:32Stress is laid on the number seven, the holy symbolic covenant number, by way of intimation that the mercies of the harvest accrued by virtue of God’s covenant. The diminishing number of... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Numbers 29:1-40

Amounts for the yearly offerings (28:1-29:40)As the time drew near for the Israelites to settle in their new land, Moses stressed the need for constant devotion to God through the various sacrifices and festivals. First there were to be daily burnt offerings and cereal offerings, morning and evening. The fire on the altar was never to go out (28:1-8; see notes on Leviticus 6:8-13,Leviticus 6:19-23).Besides this daily offering there was an identical weekly offering every Sabbath (9-10). Also... read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Numbers 29:13-38

Numbers 29:13-38. Thirteen young bullocks, two rams, &c.— On other festivals two bullocks sufficed; but here are no less than thirteen, and so they continued to be offered seven days successively, with a decrease only of one bullock every day, till, on the seventh day, only seven bullocks were offered, which, in all, made seventy bullocks. The rams also were in a double proportion to what was usual. This was a vast charge; but more easy at this time of the year than any other; for this was... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Numbers 29:1-40

Religious Ordinances of the Seventh MonthThe seventh month (Tishri = September-October) was the first month of the civil year (see on Leviticus 23:23-25), and this chapter describes the three sacred festivals which fell during that month.1-6. The Feast of Trumpets on New Tear’s Day: see Leviticus 23:23-25.7-11. The Day of Atonement, the tenth day of the month: see Leviticus 16.12-38. The Feast of Tabernacles, beginning on the fifteenth day of the month and lasting eight days. The sacrifices... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Numbers 29:1-40

OFFERINGS AND VOWSNumbers 28:1-31; Numbers 29:1-40; Numbers 30:1-16THE legislation of chapters 28-30 appears to belong to a time of developed ritual and organised society. Parallel passages in Exodus and Leviticus treating of the feasts and offerings are by no means so full in their details, nor do they even mention some of the sacrifices here made statutory. The observances of New Moon are enjoined in the Book of Numbers alone. In chapter 15 they are simply noticed; here the order is fixed.... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Numbers 29:1-40

5. The Offerings and the Set Times CHAPTER 28 1. The daily offerings (Numbers 28:1-8 ) 2. The Sabbatic offerings (Numbers 28:9-10 ) 3. The monthly offerings (Numbers 28:11-15 ) 4. The Passover (Numbers 28:16-25 ) 5. The firstfruits (Numbers 28:26-31 ) CHAPTER 29 1. The blowing of trumpets (Numbers 29:1-6 ) 2. The day of atonement (Numbers 29:7-11 ) 3. The feast of tabernacles (Numbers 29:12-16 ) 4. The second day offering (Numbers 29:17-19 ) 5. The third day offering... read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - Numbers 29:1-40

OFFERINGS AT THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS (vs.1-6) About four months passed by before the Feast of Trumpets took place. This illustrates the long time elapsing following Pentecost which introduced the extended dispensation of the grace of God, while Israel has been in a state of unbelief. But the Feast of Trumpets symbolizes the regathering of Israel to their land as is noted in Matthew 24:31: "And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - Numbers 29:1-40

BALAAM ’S SCHEME We are not through with the “hireling” prophet. We find him referred to in three places in the New Testament. 2 Peter 2:15 speaks of his “way,” Jude 1:11 of his “error” and Revelation 2:14 of his “doctrine.” His way is that which characterizes all false teachers, viz: making a market of their gifts. His error lay in failing to see the principle of the vicarious atonement by which God can be just and yet the justifier of believing sinners (Romans 3:26 ). In other words, he... read more

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