Bible Commentaries
Genesis 11

Darby's Synopsis of the New TestamentDarby's Synopsis


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

11:1 had (d-5) Lit. 'was.' language, (e-7) Lit. 'lip.'

Verse 2

11:2 from (f-9) Or 'started for.' Lit. 'pulled up their tent-pegs.'

Verse 3

11:3 thoroughly. (g-16) Lit. 'burn them to burning.'

Verse 4

11:4 top (h-16) or 'head.'

Verse 6

11:6 language; (e-13) Lit. 'lip.'

Verse 7

11:7 language, (e-10) speech. (e-18) Lit. 'lip.'

Verse 9

11:9 language (e-12) Lit. 'lip.' Babel; (i-6) Confusion.

Verse 26

11:26 Abram, (a-8) High father.

Verse 27

11:27 Lot. (b-17) Veil.

Verse 28

11:28 Chaldeans. (c-21) Or 'in Chaldea.'

Verse 29

11:29 Sarai; (d-13) My princess.

Bibliographical Information
Darby, John. "Commentary on Genesis 11". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". 1857-67.