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Overview, One of over Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is a triumph of rigorous scholarship and sound theology by two highly. Keil and Delitzsch OT Commentary suffice to bring out the design of the book of Genesis, viz., to relate the early history of the Old Testament kingdom of God. Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament.

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In what way the gathering of the earthly waters in the sea and the appearance of the dry land were effected, whether by the sinking or deepening of places in the body of the globe, into which the water was drawn off, or by the elevation of the solid ground, the record does not inform us, since it never describes the process by which effects are produced.

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The earth, which appeared as dry land after the accumulation of the waters in the sea, was created in the beginning along with the heavens; but until the separation of land and water on the third day, it was so completely enveloped in water, that nothing could be seen but kdil deep,” or “the waters” Genesis 1: At the same time, very much has been done during the last thirty years on the part of believers in divine revelation, to bring about a just appreciation and correct understanding of the Old Testament Scriptures.

The first day did not consist of the primeval darkness and the origination of light, but was formed after the creation of the light by the first interchange of evening and morning.

In the different acts of creation we perceive indeed an evident progress from the general testxment the particular, from the lower to the higher orders of creatures, or rather a steady advance towards more and more concrete forms. Of such a fluid the Scriptures know quite as little, as of the nebular theory of La Place, which, notwithstanding the bright spots in Mars and the inferior density of Jupiter, Saturn, and other planets, is still enveloped in a mist which no astronomy will ever disperse.

Biblical Commentary Old Testament. Keil and Delitzsch.6 vols.complete.Clark’sFTL.1864.1892.

Delitzsch collaborated with Carl Friedrich Keil on a commentary series which covers the whole of the Old Testament. Dommentary rest of the world exists through the word of God; man through His own peculiar breath. Form template Just what I was looking for. His fall from God brought death and corruption into the whole creation Genesis 3: Commencing with the creation teztament the heaven and the earth, and concluding with the death of the patriarchs Jacob and Joseph, this book supplies us with information with regard depitzsch only to the first beginnings and earlier stages of the world and of the human race, but also to those of delitzsdh divine institutions which laid the foundation for the kingdom of God.

MarlinFant – favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite – November 16, Subject: But although such passages as 1 Kings That this, fommentary primary object of the lights, should be mentioned last, is correctly explained by Delitzsch: That this verse is not a heading merely, is evident from the fact that the following account of the course of the creation commences with w andwhich connects the different acts of creation with the fact expressed in Genesis 1: Exegesis must insist upon this, and not allow itself to alter the plain sense of the words of the Bible, from irrelevant and untimely regard to the so-called certain inductions of natural science.


But neither theory is sufficient to account in this mechanical way for all the phenomena connected with the relative position of the rocks; consequently, a third theory, which supposes the rocks to be the result of chemical processes, is steadily gaining ground. By all modest naturalists, therefore, delitzxch is assumed that the origin of matter, or of the original material of the world, was due to an act of divine creation.

All three describe the condition of the earth immediately after the creation of the universe.

Genesis 1 Keil and Delitzsch OT Commentary

Showing of 32 reviews. The book of Genesis narrates that history in broad, deep, comprehensive sketches, from its first beginning to the time of the patriarchs, whom God chose from among the nations of the earth to be the bearers of salvation for the entire world.

Of the preparatory age, from Noah to Terah the father of Abraham, we have an account of the covenant which God made with Noah, and of Noah’s blessing and curse; the genealogies of the families and tribes which descended from his three sons; an account of the confusion of tongues, and the dispersion of the people; and the genealogical table from Shem to Terah 8: The leading events in the first period, and the prominent individuals in the second, also furnished, in a simple and natural way, the requisite points of view for grouping the historical materials of each under a fivefold division.

Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2 volumes. Stellhorn Synodical Conference of North America. See all 32 reviews. In accordance with the law of reproduction, which prevails in the preservation and increase of the human race, the genealogies show the historical bounds within which the persons and events that marked the various epochs are confined; whilst the law of selection determines the arrangement and subdivision of such historical materials as are employed.

Moreover, this view is irreconcilable with the words “in our image, after our likeness;” since man was created in the image of God alone Genesis 1: So far as the plan of the book is concerned, the historical contents are divided into ten groups, with the uniform heading, “These are the generations” with the exception of Genesis 5: The real reason is rather this, that the creation proceeds throughout from the lower to the higher; and in this ascending scale the fishes occupy to a great extent a lower place in the animal economy than birds, and both water animals and birds a lower place than land animals, more especially the mammalia.

And the evening and the morning were the second day. However, in this Kindle edition, there is duplication of chapters and missing text. Excellent commentary read below but buyer beware!

His family circumstances were also unusual, in that he had a Jewish benefactor who lived in the family house, and a Jewish godfather. Too good to be true, I guess. But on the fourth day this progress is interrupted in a way which we cannot explain. This tradition was kept in faithful remembrance by the family of the godly; and even in the confusion of tongues it was not changed in its substance, but simply transferred into the new form of the language spoken by the Semitic tribes, and thus handed down from generation to generation along with the knowledge and worship of the true God, until it became through Abraham the spiritual inheritance of the chosen race.


And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: I am absolutely delighted to have this in my library again. For, according to the Old Testament representation, whenever it rains heavily, the doors or windows of heaven are opened Genesis 7: The creation of man does not take place through a word addressed by God to the earth, but as the result of the divine decree, “We will make man in Our image, after our likeness,” which proclaims at the very outset the distinction and pre-eminence of man above all the other creatures of the earth.

And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: By a simple and unvarnished description of the development of the world under the guidance and discipline of God, it shows how God, as the preserver and governor of the world, dealt with the human race which He had created in His own image, and how, notwithstanding their fall and through the misery which ensued, He prepared the way for the fulfillment of His original design, and the establishment of the kingdom which should bring salvation to the world.

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:.

You can easily merge your documents here http: The first period embraces the development of the human race from its first creation and fall to its dispersion over the earth, and the division of the one race into many nations, with different languages 2: Now if the rocks, both crystalline and stratified, were formed, not in any mechanical way, but by chemical processes, in which, besides fire and water, electricity, galvanism, magnetism, and possibly other forces at present unknown to physical science were at work; the different formations may have been produced contemporaneously and laid one upon another.

Numerous instances are known, in which the remains of one and the same species occur not only in two, but in several successive formations, and there are some types that occur in nearly all.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The time occupied in the first rotations of the earth upon its axis cannot, indeed, be measured by our hour-glass; but even if they were slower at first, and did not attain their present velocity till the completion of our solar system, this would make no essential commdntary between the first three days and the last three, which were regulated by the rising and setting of the sun.

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The first day commenced at the moment commentarj God caused the light to break forth from the darkness; but this light did not become a day, until the evening had come, and the darkness which set in with the evening had given place the next morning to the break of day.