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Bible Commentaries
Genesis 41

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

41:1 years, (a-12) Lit. 'two years of days.' river. (b-22) The Nile.

Verse 8

41:8 scribes (c-22) i.e. Hieroglyphists. versed in so-called sacred writing -- hieroglyphics.

Verse 36

41:36 perish (a-28) Lit. 'be not cut off.'

Verse 38

41:38 God (b-20) Or 'the spirit of the gods.'

Verse 40

41:40 commandment (c-11) Lit. 'mouth.'

Verse 42

41:42 byssus, (d-22) Fine Egyptian cotton or linen, see Exodus 25:4 and 39.28

Verse 43

41:43 knee! (e-21) Or 'rejoice thou.'

Verse 45

41:45 Zaphnath-paaneah, (f-6) In Egyptian, 'Saviour of the world,' or 'Sustainer of life.' In Hebrew, 'Revealer of secrets.'

Verse 47

41:47 forth (a-11) Lit. 'made.'

Verse 51

41:51 Manasseh (b-9) Causing to forget.

Verse 52

41:52 Ephraim (c-9) Double fruitfulness.

Verse 56

41:56 earth. (d-8) Or 'land.'

Verse 57

41:57 countries (e-3) Lit. 'the whole earth.'

Bibliographical Information
Darby, John. "Commentary on Genesis 41". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/dsn/genesis-41.html. 1857-67.
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