Numbers 11:7
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English Standard Version
Now the manna was like coriander seed, and its appearance like that of bdellium.

King James Bible
And the manna was as coriander seed, and the colour thereof as the colour of bdellium.

American Standard Version
And the manna was like coriander seed, and the appearance thereof as the appearance of bdellium.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A Now the manna was like coriander seed, of the colour of bdellium.

English Revised Version
And the manna was like coriander seed, and the appearance thereof as the appearance of bdellium.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the manna was as coriander-seed, and the color of it as the color of bdellium.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

After a three days' march the Israelites arrived at a resting-place; but the people began at once to be discontented with their situation.

(Note: The arguments by which Knobel undertakes to prove, that in chs. 11 and 12 of the original work different foreign accounts respecting the first encampments after leaving Sinai have been woven together by the "Jehovist," are founded upon misinterpretations and arbitrary assumptions and conclusions, such as the assertion that the tabernacle stood outside the camp (chs. Numbers 11:25; Numbers 12:5); that Miriam entered the tabernacle (Numbers 12:4-5); that the original work had already reported the arrival of Israel in Paran in Numbers 10:12; and that no reference is ever made to a camping-place called Tabeerah, and others of the same kind. For the proof, see the explanation of the verses referred to.)

The people were like those who complain in the ears of Jehovah of something bad; i.e., they behaved like persons who groan and murmur because of some misfortune that has happened to them. No special occasion is mentioned for the complaint. The words are expressive, no doubt, of the general dissatisfaction and discontent of the people at the difficulties and privations connected with the journey through the wilderness, to which they gave utterance so loudly, that their complaining reached the ears of Jehovah. At this His wrath burned, inasmuch as the complaint was directed against Him and His guidance, "so that fire of Jehovah burned against them, and ate at the end of the camp." בּ בּער signifies here, not to burn a person (Job 1:16), but to burn against. "Fire of Jehovah:" a fire sent by Jehovah, but not proceeding directly from Him, or bursting forth from the cloud, as in Leviticus 10:2. Whether it was kindled through a flash of lightning, or in some other such way, cannot be more exactly determined. There is not sufficient ground for the supposition that the fire merely seized upon the bushes about the camp and the tents of the people, but not upon human beings (Ros., Knobel). All that is plainly taught in the words is, that the fire did not extend over the whole camp, but merely broke out at one end of it, and sank down again, i.e., was extinguished very quickly, at the intercession of Moses; so that in this judgment the Lord merely manifested His power to destroy the murmurers, that He might infuse into the whole nation a wholesome dread of His holy majesty.

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the manna

Exodus 16:14,15,31 And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, on the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing...

1 Corinthians 1:23,24 But we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block, and to the Greeks foolishness...

Revelation 2:17 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit said to the churches; To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna...

colour thereof as the colour of. Heb. eye of it as the eye of

Genesis 2:12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.

Cross References
Genesis 2:12
And the gold of that land is good; bdellium and onyx stone are there.

Exodus 16:14
And when the dew had gone up, there was on the face of the wilderness a fine, flake-like thing, fine as frost on the ground.

Exodus 16:31
Now the house of Israel called its name manna. It was like coriander seed, white, and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.

Numbers 11:8
The people went about and gathered it and ground it in handmills or beat it in mortars and boiled it in pots and made cakes of it. And the taste of it was like the taste of cakes baked with oil.

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