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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

Genesis 1

Verse 1

1:1 God (a-4) Heb. Elohim , the plural of Eloah , 'the Supreme'. It is Deity in the absolute sense. Elohim will, in the text, appear only in the name of Jehovah Elohim ; moreover, when Elohim following immediately on Jehovah has a grammatical adjunct, its place will be taken by the English word 'God'. see Genesis 9:26 and 24.7. Other Hebrew divine names translated as 'God' will be indicated as follows. Eloah +God; El , (meaning 'The Mighty,' see Genesis 14:18 ), *God. For the meaning of Jehovah, (Heb. Yahveh , or Yehveh ), the ever-existing One, see Exodus 3:14 ,Exodus 3:15 ; Isaiah 40:28 . For Jah , the existing One objectively, see Exodus 15:2 ; Psalms 68:4 . The name seems to express absolute rather than continuous existence. For Adonai (a name of God, not merely a title), translated 'Lord', see Ezekiel 2:4 .

Verse 2

1:2 waste (b-5) See Isaiah 34:11 ; Isaiah 45:18 .

Verse 5

1:5 day. (c-24) Or 'one day.'

Verse 14

1:14 lights (d-7) Lit. 'light-bearers.'

Verse 15

1:15 lights (d-6) Lit. 'light-bearers.'

Verse 16

1:16 lights, (d-7) light (d-10) light (d-18) Lit. 'light-bearers.'

Verse 17

1:17 set (e-3) Lit. 'gave.'

Verse 20

1:20 in (a-20) Lit. 'on the face of.'

Verse 21

1:21 monsters, (b-7) The word applies to rivers as well as to the sea, and is also used for crocodiles, serpents. see Exodus 7:9 .

Verse 26

1:26 man (c-7) Or 'men,' 'mankind.' adam , earthy.

Verse 27

1:27 Man (d-4) The Adam , Man, as a race. It will be spelled with a capital, to avoid repetition of the note.

Verse 28

1:28 moveth (e-42) Or 'creepeth;' and so elsewhere. Ch. 8.17,19.

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Darby, John. "Commentary on Genesis 1". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/dsn/genesis-1.html. 1857-67.