Verses of Genesis 16

Genesis 16 Summary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Ch. 16. The Birth of Ishmael

The narrative in this chapter contains Israelite traditions respecting the birth, name, and dwelling-place of Ishmael.

( a) It explains how the Israelites acknowledged the Ishmaelites to be an older branch of their own stock, dwelling on their southern borders.

( b) It illustrates how they regarded them as inferior in dignity of descent, and as degraded by an Egyptian connexion.

Gen 16:1 a, 3, 15, 16 are from P, while Gen 16:9-11 have been attributed to an editorial insertion. The remainder is from J.

Verses of Genesis 16

Consult other comments:

Genesis 16:0 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Genesis 16:0 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Genesis 16:0 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Genesis 16:0 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Genesis 16:0 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Genesis 16:0 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Genesis 16:0 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Genesis 16:0 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Genesis 16:0 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges