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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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The rendering, “out of evening and morning there came one day,” is at variance with grammar, as well as with the actual fact.

One person found this helpful. 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 delitzzch creatures of both sexes moved in the waters and upon the earth.

This double law is the organic principle which lies at the root of all the separations, connections, and dispositions which constitute the history of the book of Genesis. In the transition from the creation of the plants to that of sun, moon, and stars, it is impossible to discover either a “well-arranged and constant progress,” or “a genetic advance,” since the stars are not intermediate links between plants and animals, and, in fact, have no place at all in the scale of earthly creatures.

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. Delitzsch himself always rejected this comentary. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource.

By all modest naturalists, therefore, it is assumed that the origin of matter, or of the original material of the world, was due to an act of divine creation. It is now a generally accepted truth of natural science, that the light does not spring from the sun and stars, but that the sun itself is a dark body, and the light proceeds from an atmosphere which surrounds it. Nor could he have obtained it vommentary means of a vision. These groups consist of the Tholedoth: Delitzsch opposed the idea “of fencing theology off with the letter of the Formula of Concord.

Franz Delitzsch

The construction with the accusative is common to all verbs of multitude. Hence, if in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth, “there is nothing belonging to the composition delitzscn the universe, either in material or form, which had an existence out of God prior to this divine act in the beginning” Delitzsch.

The world will last twelve thousand years. As a rule, the names were given by God only to the greater sections into which the universe was divided, commrntary not to individual bodies either plants or animals. But the Bible actually mentions two events of the primeval teestament, whose effect upon the form of keip earth and the animal and vegetable world no natural science can explain.

The special preparations for the training of this nation commence with the call of Abraham, and consist of the care bestowed upon Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and their posterity, and of the promises which they received. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

We are not taught here that on one day, viz. At the same time it is obvious from the creative acts which follow vv. And the evening and the morning were the first day. Those of heathen nations are either hylozoistical, deducing the origin of life and living beings from some primeval matter; or pantheistical, regarding the whole world as emanating from a common divine substance; or mythological, tracing both gods and men to a chaos or world-egg. The biblical account of the creation can also vindicate its claim to be true and actual history, in the presence of the doctrines of philosophy and the established results of natural science.


But if the biblical account of the creation has full claim to be regarded as historical truth, the question arises, whence it was obtained.

Independent of this series, Delitzsch also wrote a commentary on the book of Genesispublished in Great delktzsch for researching information on the old testament. The second of these conclusions also stands or falls with the assumptions on which they are founded, viz. Natural research, again, will never explain the origin of the universe, or even of deiltzsch earth; for the creation lies beyond the limits of the territory within its reach.

If, meil, 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 appeared as well-ordered, and in a certain sense as finished worlds; it would be a complete 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 with all their hosts.

He became assistant professor at 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 indicates that the herbs and trees sprang out of the earth according to their kinds, and received, together with power to bear seed and fruit, the capacity to propagate and multiply their own kind.

All the theories which have been adopted, from Descartes to the present day, are not the simple and well-established inductions of natural science founded upon careful observation, but combinations of partial discoveries empirically made, with speculative ideas of very questionable worth.

The objection, that the creation tsetament the innumerable and immeasurably great and distant heavenly bodies in one day, is so disproportioned to the creation of this one little globe in six days, as to be irreconcilable with our notions of divine omnipotence and wisdom, does not affect the Bible, but shows that the account of the creation has been misunderstood.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. God saw His work, and behold it was all very good; i. Even the frequently expressed opinion, that in the different forms of plants and animals of the successive rocks there is a gradual and to a certain extent progressive development of the animal and vegetable world, has not commanded universal acceptance.

It was reserved for the Deism, Naturalism, and Rationalism which became so prevalent in the closing teh 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.


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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.

Man is the image of God by virtue of his spiritual nature. Jewish New Testament Commentary: This is the source from which the biblical account of the creation springs. The sun and moon are called great, not in comparison with the earth, but in contrast with the stars, according to the amount of light which shines from them upon the earth and determines their rule over the day and night; not so much with reference to the fact, that the stronger light of the sun produces the daylight, and the weaker light of the moon illumines the night, as to the influence which their light exerts by day and night upon all nature, both organic and inorganic-an influence generally admitted, but by no means fully understood.

The seven days’ works are not so many “prophetico-historical tableaux,” which were spread before the mental eye of the seer, whether of the historian or the first man. 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.

And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: Gesenius on Isaiah I am very happy with the volume I received the Psalms.

The opinion that the Israelites drew it from the cosmogony of this or the other ancient people, and altered it according to their own religious ideas, will need no further refutation, after what we have said respecting the cosmogonies of other nations.

At first the waters beneath the heavens, i. And if natural science cannot boast that in any one of its many branches it has discovered all the phenomena connected with the animal and human organism of the existing world, how could it pretend to determine or limit the changes through which this organism may have passed in the course of thousands of years? Franz was the youngest of three children, but the only one to survive early infancy.

Genesis 1 Keil and Delitzsch OT Commentary

This consists rather in the fact, that the man endowed with free self-conscious personality possesses, in his spiritual as well as corporeal nature, a creaturely copy of relitzsch holiness and blessedness of the divine life. 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. This general survey will suffice to bring out the design of the book of Genesis, viz.

Hence, even if geological doctrines do contradict the account of the creation contained in Genesis, they cannot shake the credibility of the Scriptures.