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Bible Commentaries
Genesis 12

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 5

12:5 obtained (e-26) Lit. 'made.'

Verse 6

12:6 oak (f-14) Or 'plain.'

Verse 8

12:8 west, (a-21) Lit 'the sea.'

Verse 9

12:9 south. (b-10) Negeb , 'south country.' name for the region of Canaan (Judah) bordering on the desert.

Verse 11

12:11 now, (c-23) Lit. 'Behold, I pray thee.'

Verse 15

12:15 Pharaoh (d-5) See ch. 37.36.

Bibliographical Information
Darby, John. "Commentary on Genesis 12". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/dsn/genesis-12.html. 1857-67.
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