Numbers 7:12

12 The one who presented his offering on the first day was Nahshon son of Amminadab[a] from the tribe of Judah.

Numbers 7:12 Meaning and Commentary

Numbers 7:12

And he that offered his offering on the first day
Was he whose standard was pitched first, at the east, to the rising sun: and this

was Nahshon the son of Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah;
who was the prince and captain of that tribe, though the title is not here given him, as to the rest of the princes, this being left to be concluded from his offering first; for if they that offered after him were princes, he must needs be one; or it may be this title is omitted, because the chief prince, of the prince of the tribe of Judah, most peculiarly belongs to a greater Personage, even the Messiah, who was to spring, and did spring from that tribe, ( 1 Chronicles 5:2 ) ; and, as Baal Hatturim says, from Nahshon; and who also observes, that Ben Nahshon is the Messiah.

Numbers 7:12 In-Context

10 The leaders also presented the dedication gift for the altar when it was anointed. The leaders presented their offerings in front of the altar.
11 The Lord told Moses, "Each day have one leader present his offering for the dedication of the altar."
12 The one who presented his offering on the first day was Nahshon son of Amminadab from the tribe of Judah.
13 His offering was one silver dish weighing three and a quarter pounds and one silver basin weighing one and three-quarter pounds, [measured] by the standard sanctuary shekel, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;
14 one gold bowl weighing four ounces, full of incense;

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