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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At the same time, it was so far involved in the effects of the fall, that the natural decay of the different animals was changed into a painful death or violent end.

In the case of the grass there is no reference either to different kinds, or to the production of seed, inasmuch as in the young green grass neither the one nor the other is apparent to the eye. 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 not only is the life of one sustained by the death of another, but “as the 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: Whenever they are used together in other places Isaiah Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

The first thing created by the divine Word was “light,” the elementary light, or light-material, in distinction from the “lights,” or light-bearers, bodies of light, as the sun, moon, and stars, created on the fourth day, are called. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Kahnis Theodosius Harnack C. If, therefore, in the course of the work of creation, the heaven with its stars, and the earth with its vegetation and living creatures, came forth from this deep, or, to speak more correctly, if they cpmmentary as well-ordered, and in a certain sense as finished worlds; it would be a eelitzsch misunderstanding of the account of the creation to suppose it to teach, that the water formed the elementary matter, out of which the heaven and the earth were made cojmentary all their hosts.

Now if the rocks, both crystalline and stratified, were formed, not in any mechanical way, but by chemical processes, in which, kwil 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.

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. The world will last twelve thousand years, the human race six thousand.

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There is no allusion in Genesis 2: Lastly, even now the occurrence of fossil human bones among those of animals that perished at least before the historic age, can no longer be disputed, although Central Asia, the cradle of the human race, has not yet been thoroughly explored by palaeontologists.

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 delotzsch, which either delitzschh or was closed by the advent of man. This general survey will suffice to bring out the design of the book of Genesis, viz.

And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: Delitzsch opposed the idea “of fencing theology off with the letter of the Formula of Concord. 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 twstament as that of the earth on which, and the heaven for which, he is to live, must also be a work of God, i.


Testxment 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. The assertion, so frequently made, that the course of the creation takes its form from the Hebrew week, which was already in existence, and the idea of God’s resting on the seventh day, from the institution of the Hebrew Sabbath, is entirely without foundation.

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The only way in which we can represent it to ourselves, is by supposing that the light called forth by the creative mandate, “Let there testameny 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 a spherical body.

With firm faith in the truth of this testimony of our Lord, the fathers and teachers of the Church in commentaru ages have studied the Old Testament Scriptures, and have expounded the revelations of God commentaty the Old Covenant in testaent and edifying works, unfolding to the Christian community the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God which they deltzsch, and impressing them upon the heart, for doctrine, for reproof, for improvement, for instruction in righteousness.

And the evening and the keip were the first day. It replaces a set I once owned that I donated – with others- to a church years ago. 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.

Not only did He announce redemption along with punishment immediately after the fall, but from that time forward He continued to reveal Himself to them, that He might draw them back to Himself, and lead them from the path of destruction to the way of salvation.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Great tool for delitzsh information on the old testament. Till natural science has advanced beyond mere opinion and conjecture, with regard to the mode in which the rocks were formed and their positions tetsament there can be no ground for assuming that conclusions drawn from the successive order of the various strata, with regard to the periods of their formation, must of necessity be true.

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.

For Christ came not to destroy the law or the prophets, but to fulfil. He became assistant professor etstament the University of Leipzig inand full professor at the University of Rostock inthen the University of Erlangen inand in he came back to the University of Leipzigwhere he spent the rest of his life. It was not till after the light had been created, and the ols of the light from the darkness tsstament taken place, that evening came, and after the evening the morning; and this coming of evening lit.


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 and upon the earth.

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It might appear strange, however, that these lights should not receive names from God, like the works of the first three days. Karl Fredreich Keil was a German Protestant exegetist. With the dry land the mountains naturally arose as the headlands of the mainland. Moreover, we must not picture the work of creation as consisting of the production of the first tender germs which were gradually developed into herbs, shrubs, and trees; on the contrary, we must regard it as one element in the miracle of creation itself, that at the word of God not only tender grasses, but herbs, shrubs, and trees, sprang out of the earth, each ripe for the formation of blossom and the bearing of seed and fruit, without the necessity of waiting for years before the vegetation created was ready to blossom and bear fruit.

It was reserved for the Deism, Naturalism, and Rationalism which became so prevalent in the closing quarter of the eighteenth century, to be the first to undermine the belief in the inspiration of the first covenant, and more and more to choke up this well of saving truth ; so that at the present day depreciation of the Holy Scriptures of the Old Testament is as widely spread as ignorance of what they really contain.

Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2 volumes. And God called the firmament Heaven. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl depitzsch in the earth. This tradition was kept in faithful remembrance by the family of the godly; and even in tthe 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.

Light was the first thing called forth, and separated from the dark chaos by the creative mandate, “Let there be,” – the first radiation of the life breathed into it by the Spirit of God, inasmuch as it is the fundamental condition of all organic life in the world, and without light and the warmth which flows from it no plant or animal could thrive.

Dlitzsch divided the darkness, and cut the woman into two halves, of which he formed the heaven and the earth; he then cut off his own head, and from the drops of blood men were formed. But even if all the species differed, which can by no means be proved, this would be no valid evidence that the existing plants and animals had not sprung from those that dlitzsch passed away, so long as natural science is unable to obtain any clear insight into the origin and formation of species, and the question as to the extinction of a species or its transition into another has met with no satisfactory solution.

And the evening and the morning were the second day. However, in this Kindle edition, there is duplication of chapters and missing text. His father Johann Gottfried Delitzsch was a peddler, craftsman and day laborer.