If, therefore, the heavenly bodies were first made or created on the fourth day, as lights for the earth, in the firmament of heaven; the words can have no other meaning than that their creation was completed on the fourth day, just as the creative formation of our globe was finished on the third; that the creation of the heavenly bodies therefore proceeded side by side, and probably by similar stages, with that of the earth, so that the heaven with its stars was completed on the fourth day. Nicholas Church in central Leipzig, with the name “Franz Julius”. And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. 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. At the time of Delitzsch’s baptism Germany was under French rule and had enacted Jewish emancipation , but the law still excluded Jews from government positions and teaching posts; and after the defeat of Napoleon in , the emancipation edict was repealed. 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 have 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.

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Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament by C. Commmentary fact that but one human being was created at first, by no means warrants the conclusion that the animals were created singly also; for the unity of the human race has ans very different signification from that of the so-called animal species.

There is no proof of the existence of such “ethereal waters” to be found delitzcsh such passages as Revelation 4: Despite his parents’ humble circumstances, Delitzsch was able to attend school and university thanks to the patronage of one Lewy Hirsch, a Jewish antiques dealer whom Delitzsch called his “benefactor”.

Before Christ Edersheim Flavius Josephus more. And the evening and the morning were the first day. Introductions Quickly find information about a book of the Bible, its author, date, audience, purpose, and other topics.

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Let us beware of measuring the works of Divine Omnipotence by the standard of human power. The following clause cannot be treated as subordinate, either by rendering it, “in the beginning when God created As animated beings, the water animals and fowls are endowed, through the divine blessing, with the power to be fruitful and multiply.


keil and delitzsch commentary

Certainly not in the bodily form, the upright position, or commanding aspect of the man, since God has no bodily form, and the man’s body was formed from the dust of the ground; nor in the dominion of man over nature, for this is unquestionably ascribed to man simply as the consequence or effluence of his likeness to God.

Lexicon Search Greek Hebrew Aramaic. Whenever they are used together in other places Isaiah 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.

The dictionary entries for Hebrew and Greek words and the Bible verses that are referenced throughout the commentary can be easily viewed in a second window and are always one tap away. The first day did not consist of the primeval darkness and the origination of light, but was formed after the creation of the light by the first interchange of evening and morning.

From this it is evident that the void and formless state of the earth was not uncreated, or without beginning. 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 amd this series, Delitzsch also wrote a commentary on the book of Genesispublished in This cannot be attributed to forgetfulness on the part of the author, as Tuch supposes.

Keil and Delitzsch Commentary

The objection, that the creation of the innumerable and immeasurably great and distant heavenly bodies in one day, is commentary 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.

All the fossil plants and animals can be arranged in the orders and classes of the existing flora and fauna. For in the light of natural history the birds are at all events quite as near to the mammalia as to the fishes; and the supposed resemblance between the fins of fishes and the wings of birds, is aand by the no less striking resemblance between birds and land animals, viz.

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


keil and delitzsch commentary

He came of Hebrew parentage; studied at Leipsic where he became a private lecturer in ; held the position of professor in Rostock in ; then in Erlangen in ; and then again in Leipsic in And lastly, in the genealogy and division of the different nations on the one hand, and the genealogical table of Shem on the other, the selection of one nation is anticipated to be the recipient and custodian of the divine revelation.

They do not even rise to the notion of a creation, much less to the knowledge of an almighty God, as the Creator of all things. 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?

keil and delitzsch commentary

All three describe the condition of the earth immediately after the creation of the universe. This is also true of the arrangement of the whole. The history of the world and commmentary the kingdom of God begins with him. In the earthly creation this division is repeated in the distinction between spirit and nature; and in man, as the microcosm, in that between spirit and body.

Commentagy grammatical construction will not allow the clause to be rendered as a Hendiadys, viz.

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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? It follows from this, that the days of creation are not reckoned from evening to evening, but from morning to morning.

Even if the earth was employed as a medium in the creation of the plants, since it was God who caused it to bring them forth, they were not the product of the powers of nature, generatio aequivoca in the ordinary sense of the word, but a work of divine omnipotence, by which the trees came into existence before their seed, and their fruit was produced in full development, without expanding gradually under the influence of sunshine and rain.