Numbers 7:12

12 He who offered his offering the first day was 1Nahshon the son of Amminadab, of 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 And the chiefs offered offerings for the dedication of the altar on the day it was anointed; and the chiefs offered their offering before the altar.
11 And the LORD said to Moses, "They shall offer their offerings, one chief each day, for the dedication of the altar."
12 He who offered his offering the first day was Nahshon the son of Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah.
13 And his offering was one silver plate whose weight was 130 shekels, one silver basin of 70 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;
14 one golden dish of 10 shekels, full of incense;

Cross References 1

  • 1. See Exodus 6:23