Saturday, February 23, 2019

Numbers 13:21

Numbers 13:21

So they went up, and searched the land from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, as men come to Hamath.

a. ASV: So they went up, and spied out the land from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, to the entrance of Hamath.

b. YLT: And they go up and spy the land, from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob at the going in to Hamath

c. Amplified Bible Classic: So they went up and scouted through the land from the Wilderness of Zin to Rehob, to the entrance of Hamath.

d. Septuagint: And they went up and surveyed the land from the wilderness of Sin to Rhoob, as men go in to Aemath.

e. Stone Edition Torah/Prophets/Writings: They ascended and spied out the Land, from  the Wilderness of Zin to the expanse at the approach to Hamath

1. “So they went up, and searched the land from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob…”

a. [So they] went up [Strong: 5927 `alah aw-law' a primitive root; to ascend, intransitively (be high) or actively (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literal and figurative (as follow):--arise (up), (cause to) ascend up, at once, break (the day) (up), bring (up), (cause to) burn, carry up, cast up, + shew, climb (up), (cause to, make to) come (up), cut off, dawn, depart, exalt, excel, fall, fetch up, get up, (make to) go (away, up); grow (over) increase, lay, leap, levy, lift (self) up, light, (make) up, X mention, mount up, offer, make to pay, + perfect, prefer, put (on), raise, recover, restore, (make to) rise (up), scale, set (up), shoot forth (up), (begin to) spring (up), stir up, take away (up), work.]

b. [and] searched [Strong: 8446  tuwr toor a primitive root; to meander (causatively, guide) about, especially for trade or reconnoitring:--chap(-man), sent to descry, be excellent, merchant(-man), search (out), seek, (e-)spy (out).]

c. [the] land [Strong: 776 'erets eh'-rets from an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land):--X common, country, earth, field, ground, land, X nations, way, + wilderness, world.]

d. [from the] wilderness [Strong: 4057 midbar mid-bawr' from 1696 in the sense of driving; a pasture (i.e. open field, whither cattle are driven); by implication, a desert; also speech (including its organs):--desert, south, speech, wilderness.]

e. [of] Zin [Strong: 5790 Tsin tseen from an unused root meaning to prick; a crag; Tsin, a part of the Desert:--Zin.]

f. unto [Strong: 5704 `ad ad properly, the same as 5703 (used as a preposition, adverb or conjunction; especially with a preposition); as far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with):--against, and, as, at, before, by (that), even (to), for(-asmuch as), (hither-)to, + how long, into, as long (much) as, (so) that, till, toward, until, when, while, (+ as) yet.

g. Rehob [trong: 7340 Rchob rekh-obe' or Rchowb {rekh-obe'}; the same as 7339; Rechob, the name of a place in Syria, also of a Syrian and an Israelite:--Rehob.]

2. “ men come to Hamath.”

a. [as men] come [Strong: 935 bow' bo a primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications):--abide, apply, attain, X be, befall, + besiege, bring (forth, in, into, to pass), call, carry, X certainly, (cause, let, thing for) to come (against, in, out, upon, to pass), depart, X doubtless again, + eat, + employ, (cause to) enter (in, into, -tering, -trance, -try), be fallen, fetch, + follow, get, give, go (down, in, to war), grant, + have, X indeed, (in-)vade, lead, lift (up), mention, pull in, put, resort, run (down), send, set, X (well) stricken (in age), X surely, take (in), way.

b. [to] Hamath [Strong: 2574 Chamath kham-awth' from the same as 2346; walled; Chamath, a place in Syria:--Hamath, Hemath.]

1). Looking at a map they travelled almost 400 miles one way. Moody Atlas of the Bible has the spies travelling about 50 miles north of Damascus. This kind of reconnaissance would easily take 40 days.

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