New International Version
The manna was like coriander seed and looked like resin.
King James Bible
And the manna was as coriander seed, and the colour thereof as the colour of bdellium.
Darby Bible Translation
And the manna was as coriander seed, and its appearance as the appearance of bdellium.
World English Bible
The manna was like coriander seed, and its appearance like the appearance of bdellium.
Young's Literal Translation
And the manna is as coriander seed, and its aspect as the aspect of bdolach;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The manna was as coriander seed - Probably this short description is added to show the iniquity of the people in murmuring, while they had so adequate a provision. But the baseness of their minds appears in every part of their conduct. About the bdellium of the ancients the learned are not agreed; and I shall not trouble the reader with conjectures. See the note on Genesis 2:12. Concerning the manna, see the notes on Exodus 16 (note).
Numbers 11:11-15. The complaint and remonstrance of Moses in these verses serve at once to show the deeply distressed state of his mind, and the degradation of the minds of the people. We have already seen that the slavery they had so long endured had served to debase their minds, and to render them incapable of every high and dignified sentiment, and of every generous act.
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colour thereof as the colour of. Heb. eye of it as the eye of
LibraryApril 12. "They were as it Were, Complainers" (Num. xi. 1).
"They were as it were, complainers" (Num. xi. 1). There is a very remarkable phrase in the book of Numbers, in the account of the murmuring of the children of Israel in the wilderness. It reads like this: "When the people, as it were, murmured." Like most marginal readings it is better than the text, and a great world of suggestive truth lies back of that little sentence. In the distance we may see many a vivid picture rise before our imagination of people who do not dare to sin openly and unequivocally, …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
The Baptist's Testimony.
Blasphemous Accusations of the Jews.
Appendix ii. Philo of Alexandria and Rabbinic Theology.
(The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin and onyx are also there.)
When the dew was gone, thin flakes like frost on the ground appeared on the desert floor.
The people of Israel called the bread manna. It was white like coriander seed and tasted like wafers made with honey.
The people went around gathering it, and then ground it in a hand mill or crushed it in a mortar. They cooked it in a pot or made it into loaves. And it tasted like something made with olive oil.
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