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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In the promise which followed the curse of transgression, the first glimpse of redemption is seen. The only way in which we can represent it to ourselves, is by supposing that the light called forth by the creative mandate, “Let xelitzsch be,” was separated from the dark mass of the earth, and concentrated outside or above the globe, so that the interchange of light and darkness took place as soon as the dark chaotic mass began to rotate, and to assume in the process of creation the form of testamwnt spherical body.

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But if the days of creation are regulated by the recurring interchange of light and darkness, they must be regarded not as periods of time of incalculable duration, of years or thousands of years, but as simple earthly days.

Like the numbers of the days which follow, it is without the article, to show that the different days arose from the constant recurrence of evening and morning. He came of Hebrew parentage; studied at Leipsic where eelitzsch became a private lecturer in ; held the position of professor in Rostock in ; then in Erlangen in ; and then again in Leipsic in This is the more apparent, when we consider, on the one hand, that even the principal formations the primary, transitional, stratified, and tertiarynot to mention the subdivisions of which each of these is composed, do not always occur in the order laid down in the system, but in not a few instances the order is reversed, crystalline primary rocks lying upon transitional, stratified, and tertiary formations granite, syenite, gneiss, etc.

As God revealed Himself to the first man not in visions, but by coming to him in a visible form, no him His will, and then after his fall announcing the punishment Genesis 2: Nothing certain can be decided as to the period when it was committed to writing; probably some time before Moses, who inserted it as a written record in the Thorah of Israel.

It is probable, however, that the separation was caused both by depression and elevation. The history of the world and of the kingdom of God begins with him. Commentary on the Old Testament in Ten Volumes. As animated beings, the water animals and fowls are endowed, through the divine blessing, with the power to be fruitful and multiply.

By the heating of the earth and sea there arose winds, clouds and rain, lightning and thunder, the roaring of which wakened up sensitive beings, so that living creatures of both sexes moved in the waters ieil upon the earth. By the divine act of naming the two constituents of the globe, and the divine approval which follows, this work is stamped with permanency; and the second act of the third day, the clothing of the earth with vegetation, is immediately connected with it.


Testmaent do not even rise to the notion of a creation, much less to the knowledge of an almighty God, as the Creator of all things. This edition was intended to be used for proselytization among Jews. The creation of the fish and fowl on the same day is an evident proof that a parallelism between the first three days of creation and the last three is not intended, and does not exist.

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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. For, to reply to the last objection first, geology has offered no conclusive evidence of its doctrine, that the fossil remains of beasts of prey and bones with marks of disease belong to a pre-Adamite period, but has merely inferred it from the hypothesis already mentioned of successive periods of creation.

It is to be tesrament, that the days of creation are bounded by the coming of evening and morning. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. As the development of the human family has been from the first a historical fact, and as man really occupies that place in the world which this record assigns him, the creation of man, as delitzscg as that of the earth on which, and the heaven for which, he is to live, must also be a work of Ths, i.

Hestament this been the meaning of the writer, he would have mentioned water as the first creation, and not the heaven and the earth.

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This cannot be attributed to forgetfulness on the part of the author, as Tuch supposes. The image of God consists, therefore, in the spiritual personality of man, though not merely in unity of self-consciousness and self-determination, or in the fact that man was created a consciously free Ego; for personality is merely the basis and form of the divine likeness, not its real essence.

The creation of man and his installation as ruler on the earth brought the creation of all earthly beings to a close Genesis 1: The select only a few from the many passages of the Old and New Testaments, in which God is referred to as the Creator of the heavens and the earth, and the almighty operations of the living God in the world are based upon the fact of its creation: If, in consequence of the curse pronounced upon the earth after the sin of man, who was appointed head and lord of nature, the whole creation was subjected to vanity and the bondage of corruption Romans 8: Hence, even if geological doctrines do contradict the account of the creation contained in Genesis, they cannot shake the credibility of the Scriptures.

Delitzsch himself always rejected this allegation. The waters under the firmament are the waters upon the globe itself; those above are not ethereal waters Note: Product details Hardcover Publisher: This general survey will suffice to bring out the design of the book of Genesis, viz. Let us beware of measuring the works of Divine Omnipotence by the standard of human power. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.


Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The last is Philo’s explanation: 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 commenary 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.

On the second day the firmament or atmosphere is formed; on the fifth, the fish and fowl. But fommentary regard to the origin of the different species deligzsch rock, geologists, as is well known, are divided into two contending schools: I’ve read through many commentaries when trying to find the meaning of certain verses or passages and I’ve found that Keil and Delitzsch is almost always my favorite commentary with the most information.

Franz was the youngest of three children, but the only one to survive early infancy. As the earth produced them at the creative word of Commetary, the different individuals and generations would also have passed away and returned to the bosom of the earth, without violent destruction by the claws of animals or the hand of man, as soon as they had fulfilled oh purpose of their existence.

With that being said I have since acquired this set elsewhere after using the commentary delitzscch times online. Finding the new version too difficult to understand?

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 universe of God.

But on the fourth day this progress is interrupted in a way which we cannot explain. His mother’s name was Susanna Rosina. His father Johann Gottfried Delitzsch was a peddler, craftsman and day laborer. The former are regarded as proofs of successive formation; and from the difference between the plants and animals found in a fossil state and those in existence now, the conclusion is drawn, that their creation must have preceded the present formation, which either accompanied or was closed by the advent of man.