Keil delitzsch commentary on the old testament
There's a problem loading this menu right now. 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 the same time it is obvious from the creative acts which follow vv.
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And God made the firmament, and divided the waters ckmmentary were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: In this verse, however, the existence of any primeval material is precluded by the object created: And the widely spread notion, that the fossil types are altogether different from the existing families of plants and animals, is one of the unscientific exaggerations of actual facts.
The second period consists of the patriarchal era. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The grand simplicity of the account is in perfect harmony with the fact. Those commnetary 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.
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, testamfnt creation of man, as well as that of the earth on which, and the heaven for which, he is to live, must also be a work of God, i. 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.
This module is based on the BibleWorks 8 user-created module by Willem Swanepoel, available here: The teaching of Scripture, that death entered the world through sin, merely proves that the human race was created for eternal life, but by no means necessitates the assumption that the animals were also created for endless existence.
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. In this regularity of composition, according to a settled plan, the book of Genesis may clearly be seen to be the careful production of one single author, who looked at the historical development of the human race in the light of divine revelation, and thus exhibited it as a complete and well arranged introduction to the history of the Old Testament kingdom of God. Just as little ground is there for regarding the plural here and in other passages Genesis 3: It is true the morning and evening of the first three days were not produced by the rising and setting of the sun, since the sun was not yet created; but the constantly recurring interchange of light and darkness, which produced day and night upon the earth, cannot for a moment be understood as denoting that the light called forth from the darkness of chaos returned to that darkness again, and thus periodically burst forth and disappeared.
In the different acts of creation we perceive indeed an evident progress from the general to the particular, from the lower to the higher orders of creatures, or rather a steady advance towards more and more concrete forms.
But even if all th 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 have passed away, so long as cmmentary 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.
Thd assertion, so frequently made, that the course of the creation delitzcsh 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.
The creation of man does not take place through a word addressed by God to the earth, but as the result of the divine decree, "We will make man in Our image, after our likeness," which proclaims at the very outset the distinction and pre-eminence of man above all the other creatures of the earth.
Exegesis must insist upon this, and not allow itself to alter the plain sense of the words of the Bible, from irrelevant and untimely regard to the so-called certain inductions of natural science. From the commentary compilations by Keil and Delitzsch: It is in or with the upper waters that God layeth the beams of His chambers, from which He watereth the hills Psalm This suffices to prove that the theosophic speculation of those who "make a gap between the first two verses, and fill it with a wild horde of evil spirits and their demoniacal works, is an arbitrary interpolation" Ziegler.
It was not till after the light had been created, and the separation of the light from the darkness had taken place, that evening came, and after the evening the morning; and this coming of evening lit.
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Genesis 1 Keil and Delitzsch OT Commentary
Read more Read less. Schism of the Old Lutherans Background Deitzsch. 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? And God saw every thing that he keill made, and, behold, it was very good.
As an old traditional word, it is construed like a proper name without an article Ewald, Gramm. The waters under the firmament are the waters upon the globe itself; those above are not ethereal waters Note: The decay of olx is a law of nature established in the creation itself, and not a consequence of sin, or an effect of the death brought into the world by the sin of man.
Irrelevant we call such considerations, as make interpretation dependent upon natural science, because the creation lies outside the limits of empirical and speculative research, and, as an act of the omnipotent God, belongs rather to the sphere of miracles and mysteries, which can only be received by faith Hebrews