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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

Genesis 13

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 1

13:1 south. (b-23) Negeb , 'south country.' name for the region of Canaan (Judah) bordering on the desert.

Verse 8

13:8 brethren. (e-28) Lit. 'men, brethren.'

Verse 10

13:10 plain (a-11) 'Circle.' used for the plain at the mouth of the Jordan, most of which was afterwards covered by the Salt sea. Ch. 14.3. Sodom (b-24) Burning. Gomorrah; (c-26) Submersion. Zoar. (d-41) Zor, or Zar, in Egypt. not Bela, ch. 14.2,8.

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Darby, John. "Commentary on Genesis 13". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/dsn/genesis-13.html. 1857-67.