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New Defender's Study Bible Notes
7:7 fewest of all people. When God made His original promise to bless the people of Israel, the nation consisted of one family, Abraham and Sarah. Even by this time, the Israelites were small in number compared to the wicked multitudes in Canaan (Deuteronomy 7:17) that God had commissioned them to destroy.
7:15 none of the evil diseases. The Lord’s protection of Israel from the ravages of disease, even in the harsh environment in which they lived for forty years, was no doubt providentially miraculous. It was also partially assured by the divinely given laws of diet, cleanliness, sanitation, etc., which were incorporated in the Mosaic laws (Leviticus 11–15).