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 statement, depitzsch in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth, not only precludes the idea of the relitzsch of the world a parte ante, but shows that the creation of the heaven and the earth was the actual beginning of all things.

Although in the animal kingdom, as it at present exists, many varieties are so organized that commentarh live exclusively tthe the flesh of other animals, which they kill and devour; this by no means necessitates the conclusion, that the carnivorous beasts of prey were created after the fall, or the assumption that they were originally intended to feed upon flesh, and organized accordingly.

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 delitzach 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. 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.

Not one of these can be regarded as an established truth, or as the unanimously accepted result of geognosis. 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.

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Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: The history of the world and of the kingdom of God begins with him. The biblical account of the creation can also vindicate its claim to be true and delitzdch history, in the presence of the doctrines of philosophy and the established results of cmomentary science.

And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: 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 commentaryy the way for the fulfillment of His original design, and the establishment of the kingdom which should bring salvation to the world.


The fact that the godfather’s given name was the same as his own is a first indication of possible filiation. And through these testamrnt of God upon the world in theophanies, or revelations by word and deed, the historical development of the human race became a history of the plan of salvation.

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This Old Testament commentary set is the best that has ever been published. 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: Although Delitzsch was Christian, he was often supposed to be of Jewish ancestry, due to the unusual breadth of his rabbinical learning, as well as his strong sympathy with the Jewish people, whom he defended against attacks.

Natural research, again, will never explain the origin of the universe, or even of the earth; for the creation lies beyond the limits of the territory within its reach. How irreconcilable the idea of the waters above the firmament being ethereal waters is with the biblical representation of the opening of the windows of heaven when it rains, is evident from the way in which Keerl, the latest supporter of this theory, sets aside this difficulty, viz.

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All the fossil plants and animals can be arranged in the orders and classes of the existing flora and fauna. I have the hardback books and hoped to read on Kindle.

The flood prefigures the judgment of God upon the ungodly; and the preservation and blessing of Noah, the protection of the godly from destruction. This breath is the seal and pledge of our relation to God, of our godlike dignity; whereas the breath breathed into the animals is nothing but the common breath, the life-wind of nature, which is moving everywhere, and only appears in the animal fixed and bound into a certain independence and individuality, so that the animal soul is nothing but a nature-soul individualized into certain, though still material spirituality.

Again, as even in the present order of nature the excessive increase of the vegetable kingdom is restrained, not merely by the graminivorous animals, but also by the death of the plants themselves through the exhaustion of their vital powers; so the wisdom of the Creator could easily have set bounds to the excessive increase of the animal world, without requiring the help of huntsmen and beasts of prey, since many animals even now lose their lives by natural means, without being slain by men or eaten by beasts of prey.


If we look merely at the form of this document, its place at the beginning of the book of Genesis is sufficient to warrant the expectation that it will give us history, and not fiction, or human speculation.

Is this representation of the work of creation, which follows in the simplest way from the word of God, at variance with correct ideas of the omnipotence and wisdom of God? Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2 volumes. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: There is something striking in the introduction of the expression “and over all the earth,” after the different races of animals have been mentioned, especially as the list of races appears to be proceeded with afterwards.

Write a customer review. 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 testamfnt difference between the first three days and the last three, which were regulated by the rising and setting of the sun.

Schism of the Old Lutherans Background J. Too good to be true, I guess. What is said in Genesis 1: Please try again later.

Genesis 1 Keil and Delitzsch OT Commentary

At the time of Delitzsch’s baptism Germany was under French rule and had enacted Jewish emancipationbut the law still excluded Jews from government positions and teaching posts; and after the defeat of Napoleon inthe emancipation edict was repealed. This page was last edited on 18 Novemberat Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. All three describe the condition of the earth immediately after the creation of the universe. Customers who bought this item also bought. okd

In Delitzsch established the Institutum Judaicum in Leipzig for the training of Christian missionary workers among Jews. Commentary on the Old Testament Volume 2: Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.