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By sin, men have departed and separated themselves from God; but God, in Wnd infinite mercy, has not cut himself off from men, His creatures. All that is related of the first period, from Adam to Terah, is obviously connected, no doubt, with the establishment of the kingdom of God in Israel, but only in a remote degree.
The manner in which God instructed the first men with reference to the creation must be judged according to the intercourse carried on by Him, as Creator and Father, with these His creatures and children. Hirsch lived in the same house as the Delitzsch family.
Whilst by virtue of the blessing bestowed in their creation, the human race was increasing from a single pair to families and nations, and peopling the earth; God stemmed the evil, which sin had introduced, by words and deeds, by the announcement of His will in commandments, promises, and threats, and by the infliction of punishments and judgments upon the despisers of His mercy.
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: Like the numbers of the days which follow, it is without the article, to show that the different days arose from the constant recurrence of evening and morning.
Delitzsch’s translation of the New Testament into Hebrew is still considered the standard New Testament edition in Hebrew and in its 10th Edition it was revised by a young Arnold Ehrlich at Delitzsch’s insistence. The fact, that in our account the gradual formation of the heavenly bodies is not described with the same minuteness as that of the earth; but that, after the general statement in Genesis 1: Compare also Leviticus 6: Natural research, again, will never explain the origin of the universe, or even of the earth; for the creation lies beyond the limits of the territory within its reach.
What is said in Genesis 1: 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. This arrangement flowed quite naturally from the contents and purport of the book.
The creation of the fish and fowl on the same day is an evident proof that a parallelism between the first three days of creation and the last deiltzsch is not intended, and does not exist. Views Read Edit View history.
Although Delitzsch was Christian, he was often supposed to be of Jewish ancestry, due to the unusual breadth of his rabbinical learning, as well as his strong sympathy with the Jewish people, whom he defended against attacks. The sun and moon are called great, not in comparison with the earth, but in contrast with the stars, according to the amount of light which shines from them upon the earth and determines cokmentary rule over the day and night; not so much with reference to the fact, that the stronger light of the sun produces the daylight, and the weaker light of the moon dlitzsch the night, as to the influence which their light exerts by day and night upon all nature, both organic and inorganic-an influence generally admitted, but ane no means fully understood.
It indicates that the herbs and trees sprang out of the earth according to their kinds, and received, together with power to bear seed and fruit, the capacity to propagate and multiply their own kind.
But the work of God, as described in the history of creation, is in perfect harmony with the correct notions of divine omnipotence, wisdom and goodness. The first is opposed to the grammar of the language, which would require Genesis 1: On the third, after the sea and land are separated, the plants are formed; on the sixth, the animals of the dry land and man.
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And the evening and the morning were the first day. The grand simplicity of the account is in perfect harmony with the fact.
The image of God consists, therefore, in the spiritual personality of man, though not merely in unity of self-consciousness and self-determination, or in the fact that man was created a consciously free Ego; for personality is merely the basis and form of the divine likeness, not its real essence.
If then the premises from which the geological periods have been deduced are of such a nature that not one of them is firmly established, the different theories as to the formation of the earth also rest upon two questionable assumptions, viz. This truth, which arises from the relative magnitude of the heavenly bodies, or rather their apparent size as seen from the earth, is not affected by the fact that from the standpoint of natural science many of the stars far surpass both sun and moon in magnitude.
The world will last twelve thousand years. But the blessing pronounced is omitted, the author hastening to the account of the creation of man, in which the work of creation culminated. In he moved to Rodlitz, continuing his literary activity there until his death. That this, the primary object of the lights, should be mentioned last, is correctly explained by Delitzsch: Earth commentaary sea are the two constituents of the globe, by the separation of which its formation was completed.
I also can be helpful here: The account contained in Genesis does not lie, as Hoffmann says, “within that sphere which was open to man through his historical nature, so that it may be regarded as the utterance of the knowledge possessed by the first man of things which preceded his own existence, and which he might possess, without needing any special revelation, if only the present condition of the world lay clear and transparent before him.
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. The division of the descendants of Adam into a God-fearing and an ungodly race exhibits the relation of the whole human race to God. Stellhorn Synodical Conference of Commebtary America.
The first period embraces the development of the human race from its first creation and fall to its dispersion over the earth, and the division of the one race into many nations, with different languages 2: 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.
Coommentary to this plan, which is strictly adhered to, the history of Cain and his family precedes that of Seth and his posterity; the genealogy of Japhet and Ham stands before that of Shem; the history of Ishmael and Esau, before that of Isaac and Jacob; and the death of Terah, before the call and migration of Abraham to Canaan.
In he moved to Rodlitz, continuing his literary activity there until his death. Is this representation of the work of creation, which follows in the simplest way from the word of God, at variance with correct ideas of the omnipotence and wisdom of God?
From this it follows, that, according to the creative will of God, men were not to slaughter animals for food, nor were animals to prey upon one another; consequently, that the fact which now prevails universally in nature and the order of the world, the violent and often painful destruction of life, is not a primary law of nature, nor a divine institution founded in the creation itself, ahd entered the world along with death at the fall of man, and became a necessity of nature through the curse of sin.
According to the Neptunists, the crystalline rocks are the earliest or primary formations; according to the Plutonists, the granite burst through the transition and stratified rocks, and were driven up from within the earth, so that they are of later date.
The statement, that in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth, not only precludes the idea of the eternity selitzsch the world a parte ante, but shows that the creation of the heaven and the earth was the actual beginning of all things.
It might appear strange, however, that these lights should not receive names from God, like the works of the first three days. Moreover, we must not picture the work of creation as consisting of the production of the first tender germs which were gradually developed into herbs, shrubs, and trees; on the contrary, we must regard it as one element in the miracle of creation itself, that at the word of God not only tender grasses, but herbs, shrubs, and trees, sprang out of the earth, each ripe for the formation of blossom and the bearing of seed and fruit, without the necessity delitssch waiting for years before the vegetation created was ready to blossom and bear fruit.
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He came of Hebrew parentage; studied at Leipsic where he became a private lecturer in ; held the position aand professor in Rostock in ; then in Erlangen in ; and then again in Leipsic in Grabau Wilhelm Sihler F. The book of Genesis narrates that history in broad, deep, comprehensive sketches, from its first beginning to the time of the patriarchs, whom God chose from among the nations of the earth to be the bearers of salvation for the entire world.
Form template Just what I was looking for. If, therefore, in the course of the work of creation, the heaven with its stars, and the earth with its vegetation and living creatures, came forth from this deep, or, to speak more correctly, if they appeared as well-ordered, and in a certain sense as delitzsh worlds; it would be a complete misunderstanding of the account of the creation to commetnary it to teach, that the water formed the elementary matter, out of which the heaven and the earth were made with delitzscch their hosts.
The world will last twelve thousand years, the human race six thousand.