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Verses of Genesis 1

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Genesis 1:11 Commentary - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Since God created plants with seeds in them, the original creation evidently had the appearance of age. He created trees with rings and Adam an adult. [Note: See Whitcomb and Morris, pp. 232-39.] Why did Moses mention only shrubs and trees that bear seeds and fruits? Perhaps he did so because these are the ones that provide food for man. He created others, of course, but Moses was stressing God’s care for humans.

Some feminists have restricted the use of "man" to males, but this is not the primary meaning of the English word. Its primary meaning is "human being" or "human race," according to the standard Oxford dictionaries. Likewise "mankind" normally means "the human race" or "humanity" unless it is in contrast to "womankind." The Hebrew word adam also has a broad range of meaning, from "the human race" to "Adam." Consequently I have used these English words trusting that the reader will interpret them in harmony with their customary meanings.

Verses of Genesis 1

11

Consult other comments:

Genesis 1:11 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Genesis 1:11 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Genesis 1:11 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Genesis 1:11 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Genesis 1:11 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Genesis 1:11 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Genesis 1:11 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Genesis 1:11 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Genesis 1:11 - Geneva Bible Notes

Genesis 1:11 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Genesis 1:11 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Genesis 1:11 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Genesis 1:11 - Neighbour's Wells of Living Water

Genesis 1:11 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Genesis 1:11 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Genesis 1:11 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

Genesis 1:11 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Genesis 1:11 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Genesis 1:11 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)