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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

Genesis 14

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

14:1 nations, (e-30) Or 'Goim.'

Verse 5

14:5 Shaveh-Kirjathaim, (f-30) Or 'in the plain of Kirjathaim.'

Verse 6

14:6 El-Paran, (g-9) Or 'to the terebinth of Paran.'

Verse 10

14:10 pits (h-9) Or 'wells.' kings (i-14) Lit. 'the king.'

Verse 13

14:13 Hebrew. (a-11) Most explain, from across the Euphrates; but it might be derived from Eber. See ch. 10.21. allies. (b-35) Lit 'masters of covenant.'

Verse 18

14:18 Melchisedec (c-2) King of righteousness. *God. (d-19) El Elyon . El itself means 'The Mighty;' Elyon is habitually represented by 'Most High.' See Note to Genesis 1:1 also Deuteronomy 32:8 .

Verse 19

14:19 *God, (d-14) El Elyon . El itself means 'The Mighty;' Elyon is habitually represented by 'Most High.' See Note to Genesis 1:1 also Deuteronomy 32:8 .

Verse 20

14:20 *God, (d-7) El Elyon . El itself means 'The Mighty;' Elyon is habitually represented by 'Most High.' See Note to Genesis 1:1 also Deuteronomy 32:8 .

Verse 22

14:22 *God, (d-20) El Elyon . El itself means 'The Mighty;' Elyon is habitually represented by 'Most High.' See Note to Genesis 1:1 also Deuteronomy 32:8 .

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Darby, John. "Commentary on Genesis 14". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/dsn/genesis-14.html. 1857-67.