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Verses of Genesis 1

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Genesis 1:20 Commentary - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

The fifth day 1:20-23

"Great sea monsters" (Heb. tauninim, Gen 1:21) were large fish, whales, squid, and all large creatures living in the water. The pagans worshipped these, but they are under God’s authority. The Old Testament writers adopted pagan imagery, but not pagan theology.

Note that Moses wrote that God created both marine animals and birds on the same "day". Evolution claims that birds evolved from reptiles and that this process took millions of years.

"The blessing of God is one of the great unifying themes of Genesis. God blesses animals (Gen 1:22), mankind (Gen 1:28), the Sabbath (Gen 2:3), Adam (Gen 5:2), Noah (Gen 9:1), and frequently the patriarchs (Gen 12:3; Gen 17:16; Gen 17:20, etc.). God’s blessing is most obviously visible in the gift of children, as this is often coupled with ’being fruitful and multiplying.’ But all aspects of life can express this blessing: crops, family, and nation (Deu 28:1-14). Where modern man talks of success, OT man talked of blessing." [Note: Wenham, p. 24.]

Birds and fish rule their respective realms by multiplying. [Note: Waltke, Genesis, p. 63.]

Verses of Genesis 1

20

Consult other comments:

Genesis 1:20 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Genesis 1:20 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Genesis 1:20 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Genesis 1:20 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Genesis 1:20 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Genesis 1:20 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Genesis 1:20 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Genesis 1:20 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Genesis 1:20 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Genesis 1:20 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Genesis 1:20 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Genesis 1:20 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

Genesis 1:20 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Genesis 1:20 - Geneva Bible Notes

Genesis 1:20 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Genesis 1:20 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Genesis 1:20 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Genesis 1:20 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Genesis 1:20 - Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

Genesis 1:20 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Genesis 1:20 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Genesis 1:20 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Genesis 1:20 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Genesis 1:20 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Genesis 1:20 - The Complete Pulpit Commentary

Genesis 1:20 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Genesis 1:20 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Genesis 1:20 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

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