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The decay of animals 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. 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 Quotation Archive Add a Quotation. Even in the Etruscan and Persian myths, which correspond so remarkably to the biblical account that they must have been derived from it, the successive acts of creation are arranged according to the suggestions of human probability and adaptation.

And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: The grand simplicity of the account is in perfect harmony with the fact.

It is only the species that can be shown to differ, either entirely or in the vast majority of cases, from species in existence now.

Biblical Commentary Old Testament. Keil and Delitzsch.6 vols.complete.Clark’sFTL.1864.1892.

As an old traditional word, it is construed like a proper name without an article Ewald, Gramm. 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. The work is still widely available in paper and various digital editions,Hendrickson Publishers and Ages Library are highly commended.

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.

This tradition was kept in faithful remembrance by the family of the godly; and even in the confusion of tongues it was not changed in its substance, but simply transferred into the new form of the language spoken by the Semitic tribes, and thus handed down from generation to generation along with the knowledge and worship of the true God, until it became through Abraham the spiritual inheritance of the chosen race.

His godfather’s name was given on the baptismal record as Franz Julius Hirsch, a dealer in second-hand furniture. Kingsbury Grand Rapids, Michigan, Wm.

And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to delitzsfh thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: The biblical account of the creation can also vindicate its claim to be true deoitzsch actual history, in the presence of the doctrines of philosophy and the established results of natural science. Hirsch lived in the same house as the Delitzsch family. To this work he contributed commentaries on all the books from Genesis through Esther, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, and the minor prophets.


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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. Delitzsch’s son, Friedrich Delitzsch —was an influential Assyriologist and author of works on Assyrian language, literature, and history.

In this respect the sun and moon are the two great lights, the stars small bodies of light; the former exerting great, the latter but little, influence upon the earth and its inhabitants. 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. This commentary has been and is very influential among all those having Biblical interest in the Text.

He regarded the development of German theological science as a passing phase of error. Several years after finishing his theological studys in Dorpat and Berlin, he accepted a call to the theological faculty of Dorpat, where he labored for twenty-five years as lecturer and professor of Old and New Testament exegesis and Oriental languages. Another unusual detail has to do with his schooling. The first day commenced at the moment when God caused the light to break forth from the darkness; but this light did not become a day, until the evening had come, and the darkness which set in with the evening had given place the next morning to the break of day.

These were soon translated into English and published at Edinburgh. Till natural science has advanced beyond mere opinion and conjecture, with regard to the mode in which the rocks were formed and their positions determined; there can be no ground for assuming that conclusions drawn from the successive order of the various strata, with regard to the periods of their formation, must of necessity be true.

But neither the innumerable host nor the immeasurable size of many of the heavenly bodies, nor the almost infinite distance of the fixed stars from our earth and the solar system, warrants any such assumption. 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.

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 a 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. This is 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.


Our record contains not merely religious truth transformed into history, but the true and actual history of a work of God, which preceded the existence of man, and to which he owes his existence.

This long space of years from Adam to the flood, ; to the entrance of Abram into Canaan, ; to Joseph’s death, cpmmentary in all, years is divisible into two periods. In accordance with the law of reproduction, which prevails in the preservation and increase of the human race, the genealogies show the historical bounds within which the persons and events that marked the various epochs are confined; whilst the law of selection determines the arrangement and subdivision of such historical materials as are employed.

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Genesis commences with the creation of the world, because the heavens and the earth form the appointed sphere, so far as time and space are concerned, for the kingdom of God; because God, according to His eternal counsel, appointed the world to be the scene both for the revelation of His invisible essence, and also for the operations of His eternal love within and among His creatures; and because in the beginning He created the world to be and to become the kingdom of God.

Born at Lauterbach, Saxony, Feb. If the name be given oeil man, it fixes in a word the impression which it makes upon the human mind; but when given by God, it expresses the reality, what the thing is in God’s creation, and the place assigned it there commwntary the side of other things.

In he moved to Rodlitz, continuing his literary activity there until his death.

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In the fall, the necessity is shown for the interposition of God to rescue the fallen. There is no allusion in Genesis 2: Side by side with the law of expansion from the unity of a family to the plurality of nations, there was carried on from the very first a law of separation between the ungodly and those that feared God, for the purpose of preparing and preserving a holy seed for the rescue and salvation of the whole human race.

From this it is evident that the void and formless state of the earth was not uncreated, or without beginning. Views Read Edit View history. The work of creation commences with the words, “and God said. If we pass on to the contents of our account of the creation, they differ as widely from all other cosmogonies as truth from fiction. That the sun and moon were intended, was too obvious to need to be specially mentioned. In the case of the grass there is no reference either to different kinds, or to the production of seed, inasmuch as in the young green grass neither the one nor the other is apparent to the eye.

This is also true of the arrangement of the whole.