16:42 When the community assembled58 against Moses and Aaron, they turned toward the tent of meeting—and59 the cloud covered it, and the glory of the Lord appeared.
tn The temporal clause is constructed with the temporal indicator (“and it was”) followed by the Niphal infinitive construct and preposition.
tn The verse uses וְהִנֵּה (véhinneh, “and behold”). This is the deictic particle—it is used to point things out, suddenly calling attention to them, as if the reader were there. The people turned to look toward the tent—and there is the cloud!