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 suffice to bring out the design of the book of Genesis, viz., to relate the early history of the Old Testament kingdom of God. Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament.

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This olx not the case with the Old Testament only; but in the New Testament also it is accepted and taught by Christ and the apostles as the basis of the divine revelation. The creation of light, however, was no annihilation of darkness, no transformation of the dark material of the world into pure light, but a separation of the light from deljtzsch primary matter, a separation which established and determined that interchange of light and darkness, which produces the distinction between day and night.

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The last is Philo’s explanation: The account of paradise exhibits the primary relation of man to God and his position testameent the world. Customers who bought this item also bought. Wagner, Franz Delitzsch, p.

The account contained in Genesis does not lie, as Hoffmann says, “within that sphere which was open to man through his historical nature, so that it may be regarded as the utterance of the knowledge possessed delitzxch the first man of things which preceded his own existence, and which he might possess, without needing any special revelation, if only the present condition of the world lay clear and transparent before him.

As the earth produced them at the creative word of God, the different individuals and generations would also have passed away and returned to testameny bosom of the earth, without violent destruction by the claws of animals or the hand of man, as soon as they commebtary fulfilled the purpose of their existence.

The “seas” include the rivers which flow into the ocean, and the lakes which are as it were “detached fragments” of the ocean, though they are not specially mentioned here. All the fossil plants commmentary animals can be arranged in the orders and classes of the existing flora and fauna. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. The assertion so often made as an established fact, that the transition rocks contain none but fossils of the lower orders of plants and animals, that mammalia are first met with in the Trias, Jura, and chalk formations, and warm-blooded animals in the tertiary rocks, has not been confirmed by continued geognostic researches, but testaament more and more regarded as untenable.


Earth and sea are the two constituents of the globe, by the separation of which its formation was completed. The work is still widely available in paper and various digital editions,Hendrickson Publishers and Ages Library are highly commended.

Overview – Keil and Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

Although written in the late ‘s it doesn’t feel like it. He belonged to the strictly orthodox and conservative school of Hengstenberg.

According to this plan, which is strictly adhered to, the history of Cain and his family precedes that of Seth and his posterity; the genealogy of Japhet and Ham stands before that of Shem; the history of Ishmael and Esau, before that of Isaac and Jacob; and the death of Terah, before the call and migration of Abraham to Canaan.

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. As He said to the Jews,” Search the Scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life, and they are they which testify of Me ;” so also, a short time before His ascension, He opened the understanding of His disciples, that they might understand the Scriptures, and beginning at Moses and all the prophets, expounded unto them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.

Get to Know Us. By the blessing in Genesis 1: But the earth was not formed from the waters beneath; on the contrary, these waters were merely spread upon the earth and then gathered together into one place, and this place is called Sea.


Read more Read less. From this it follows, that, according to the creative will of God, men were not to slaughter animals for food, nor were animals to prey upon one another; consequently, that the fact which now prevails universally in nature and the order of the world, the violent and often painful destruction of life, is not a primary law of nature, nor a divine institution founded in the creation itself, but entered the world along with death at the fall of man, and became a necessity of nature through the curse of sin.

The grand simplicity of the account is in perfect harmony with the fact. Every one of these separate creations is celebrated by a festival. commentzry

Franz Delitzsch was a Lutheran, from Leipsic. Views Read Edit View history. You can easily merge your documents here http: Karl Fredreich Keil was a German Protestant exegetist. At the creative word of God the bodies of light came into existence in the firmament, as lamps.

And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: 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. Could not the Almighty create the innumerable host of heaven at the same time as the earthly globe? This is the source from which the biblical account of the creation springs.

In the account of the accomplishment of the divine purpose the words swell into a jubilant song, so that we meet here for the first time with a parallelismus membrorum, the creation of man being celebrated in three parallel clauses. It might appear strange, however, that these lights should not receive names from God, like the works of the first three days. Explore the Home Gift Guide.