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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

Genesis 16

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

16:1 Hagar. (e-20) Flight.

Verse 11

16:11 Ishmael, (a-24) El hears.

Verse 13

16:13 himself, (b-18) Lit. 'of the being seen,' or 'of the vision.'

Verse 14

16:14 Beer-lahai-roi. (c-6) Well of the Living who was seen (or 'who reveals himself').

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Darby, John. "Commentary on Genesis 16". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/dsn/genesis-16.html. 1857-67.