Verses of Genesis 1


Genesis 1:12 Commentary - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

"Kind" (Heb. min) is not a biologically exact term. It indicates that God created several different families of plants as separate acts of creation (cf. Gen 1:21; Gen 1:24-25; Gen 6:20; Gen 7:14; Lev 11:14-29; Deu 14:13-18). All plants, therefore, did not evolve from one. Creationists generally affirm microevolution (the development of different varieties of plants and animals through crossbreeding) but deny macroevolution (the development of all plants from one plant, animals from plants, and humans from animals).

"With the conclusion of the third day yet another color is added to God’s cosmos. To the basic white and black of day and night has been added the blue of sky and sea. Now the canvas is adorned with green. The golden-yellow sun and the reddish human being will complete this rainbow of colors." [Note: Hamilton, p. 126.]

Note that on the first and second days God did one work each day. He created light and the firmament. On the third day He did two works. He created the land and vegetation. Similarly, on the fourth and fifth days God did one work. He created the lights’ functions on the fourth day and the birds and fish on the fifth day. Then on the sixth day He again did two works. He created the land animals and man. [Note: Ibid., p. 125.] On the first three days He gave form to what was formless, and on the last three days He filled what was void.

"Both vegetation and humanity, symbolizing the fertility of life, were considered pinnacles of creation in the ancient Near East. The first triad [of days] ends climactically with the creation of vegetation; the second, the creation of humanity." [Note: Waltke, Genesis, p. 36.]

Verses of Genesis 1


Consult other comments:

Genesis 1:12 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Genesis 1:12 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Genesis 1:12 - Geneva Bible Notes

Genesis 1:12 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Genesis 1:12 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Genesis 1:12 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Genesis 1:12 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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