Bible Commentaries
Genesis 5

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

5:1 generations. (h-7) Or 'history.' see ch. 2.4.

Verse 2

5:2 Adam, (i-14) 'Man,' see Note, ch. 1.27.

Verse 18

5:18 Enoch. (k-11) Disciplined, or devoted.

Verse 29

5:29 Noah, (a-6) Repose.

Verse 32

5:32 Shem, (b-11) Name, renown. Ham, (c-12) Black. Japheth. (d-14) Spreading, enlargement.

Bibliographical Information
Darby, John. "Commentary on Genesis 5". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". 1857-67.