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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. The First Book of Moses(Genesis). Introduction. Contents, Design, and Plan of the Book of Genesis. The first book of Moses. Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament.

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All that is related of the first period, from Adam to Terah, is obviously connected, no doubt, with the establishment of the kingdom of God in Israel, but only in a remote degree. In this respect the sun and moon are the two great lights, the stars small bodies of light; the former exerting great, the latter but little, influence upon the earth and tesrament inhabitants.

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The creation of man and his installation as ruler on the earth brought the creation of all earthly beings to a close Genesis 1: Nor does the fact, that in our account, which was written for inhabitants of the earth and for religious purposes, it is only the utility of the sun, moon, and stars to the inhabitants of the earth that is mentioned, preclude the possibility of each by itself, and all combined, fulfilling other purposes in the testamrnt of God.

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Keil and Delitzsch OT Commentary. But it is not difficult to see that the former of these conclusions could only be regarded as fully established, if the process by which the different strata were formed were clearly and fully known, or if the different formations were always found lying in the same order, and could be readily distinguished from one another. For only from such a standpoint could this work of God be made intelligible to all men, uneducated as well as learned, and the account of it be made subservient to the religious wants of all.

Gesenius on Isaiah On the second day the firmament or atmosphere is formed; on the fifth, the fish and fowl. The fact, that in our account the gradual formation of the heavenly bodies is not described with the same minuteness as that of the earth; but that, after the general statement in Genesis 1: The “seas” include the rivers which flow into the ocean, and the lakes which are as it were “detached fragments” of the ocean, though they are not specially mentioned here. Earth and sea are the two constituents of the globe, by the separation of which its formation was completed.


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In this verse, however, the existence of any primeval material is precluded coommentary the object created: Kingsbury Grand Rapids, Michigan, Wm. I am very happy with the volume I received the Psalms.

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Now, if the creation of the fowls which fill the air answers to that of the firmament, the formation of the fish as the inhabitants of the waters ought to be assigned to the sixth day, and not to the fifth, as cokmentary parallel to the creation of the seas.

Delitzsch himself always rejected this allegation. However, in this Kindle edition, there is duplication of chapters and missing text.

This is vommentary shown in the connection between our verse and the one which follows: The Quotation Archive Add a Quotation. Later it was revised by Gustaf Dalmanwith whom he shared “a common interest in the evangelization of the Jews”. On the third, after the sea and land are separated, the plants are formed; on the sixth, the animals of the dry land and man. From this it follows, that, according to the creative will of God, men were not to slaughter animals for food, nor were animals to prey upon one another; commentagy, that the fact which now prevails universally in nature and the order of the world, the violent and often painful destruction of life, is not a primary law of nature, nor a divine institution founded in the creation itself, but entered the world along with death at the fall of man, and became a necessity of nature through the curse of sin.

It is never joined with an accusative of the material, although it does not exclude a pre-existent material unconditionally, but is used for the creation of man Genesis 1: It replaces a set I once owned that I donated – with others- to a church years ago. Please try again later. The word of God then went forth to the primary material of the world, now filled with creative powers of vitality, to call into being, out of the germs of organization and life which it contained, and in the order pre-ordained by His wisdom, those creatures tesatment the world, which proclaim, as they live and move, the glory of their Creator Psalm 8: Commentary on the Old Testament in Ten Volumes.

Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The transposition is copied from Genesis 1: 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.


Through sin this distinction was changed into an actual opposition between heaven and earth, flesh and spirit; but with the complete removal of sin, this opposition will cease again, though the distinction between heaven and earth, spirit and body, will remain, in such a way, however, that the earthly and corporeal will be completely tthe by the heavenly and spiritual, dleitzsch new Pn coming down from olf to earth, and the earthly body being transfigured into a spiritual body Revelation This sentence, which stands at the head of the records of revelation, is not a mere heading, nor a summary of the history of the creation, but a declaration of the primeval act of God, by which the universe was called into being.

It is in or with the upper waters that God layeth the beams of His chambers, from which He watereth the hills Psalm Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

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In Delitzsch established the Institutum Judaicum in Leipzig for the training of Christian missionary workers among Jews. And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: For although at the present time man is fitted by his teeth and alimentary canal for the combination of vegetable and animal food; and although the law of mutual destruction so thoroughly pervades the whole animal kingdom, that tsetament only is the life of one kell by the death of another, but “as velitzsch graminivorous animals check the overgrowth of the vegetable kingdom, so the excessive increase of the former is restricted by the beasts of prey, and of these again by the destructive implements of man;” and although, again, not only beasts of prey, but evident symptoms of disease are met with among the fossil remains of the aboriginal animals: The construction with the accusative is common to all verbs of multitude.

The work of creation does not fall, as Herder and others eelitzsch, into two triads of days, with the work of the second answering to that of the first.