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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Genesis 11:10-26

We have here a genealogy, not an endless genealogy, for here it ends in Abram, the friend of God, and leads further to Christ, the promised seed, who was the son of Abram, and from Abram the genealogy of Christ is reckoned (Matt. 1:1-17); so that put Gen. 5:1-32; 11:10-26; Matt. 1:1-17, together, and you have such an entire genealogy of Jesus Christ as cannot be produced, for aught I know, concerning any person in the world, out of his line, and at such a distance from the fountain-head. And,... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Genesis 11:13

And Arphaxad lived, after he begat Salah, four hundred and three years ,.... In all four hundred and thirty eight; the Vulgate Latin wrongly reads, three hundred and three: and begat sons and daughters ; not mentioned by name: he died, as the above Arabic writer F26 Apud Ibid. p. 260. says, in the month Nisan, A. M. 2696; and a Jewish writer F1 R. Gedaliah, ut supra. (Shalshalet, fol. 1. 2.) says he died in the forty eighth year of Isaac, and who also says F2 Ib. fol. 75.... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 11:10-26

From Shem to Abram. I. THE SEPARATION OF THE GODLY SEED . The souls that constitute the Church of God upon the earth are always, as these Hebrew patriarchs— 1. Known to God ; and that not merely in the mass, but as individuals, or units; nor simply superficially and slightly, but minutely and thoroughly. He knows the fathers they descend from, the families they belong to, the names by which they are designated, the number of years they live, and the children they leave... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 11:10-26

The order of grace is 1. Determined by God, and not by man. 2. Arranged after the Spirit, and not according to the flesh. 3. Appointed for the world's good as well as for the Church's safety.— W . read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 11:10-32

Divine traditions. A genealogy of Shem and of Terah, in order to set forth clearly the position of Abraham and that of his nephew Lot, and their connection with Ur of the Chaldees and Canaan. The chosen family is about to be separated from their country, but we are not told that there was no light of God shining in Ur of the Chaldees. Probably there was the tradition of Shem's knowledge handed down through the generations. Arphaxad was born two years after the Flood; Salah, thirty-seven... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 11:12-13

And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years , and begat Salah . Shalach , literally, emission, or the sending forth, of water, a memorial of the Flood (Bochart); or of an arrow or dart ( vide Genesis 10:24 ). A nd Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and three years , and begat sons and daughters . read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Genesis 11:10-26

- Section IX - The Line to Abram- XXXV. The Line of Abram18. רעוּ re‛û, Re‘u, “friend;” verb: “feed, delight in, enjoy.”20. שׂרוּג śerûg, Serug, “vine-shoot.”22. נחור nāchôr, Nachor, “snorting.”24. תרה terach, Terach, “delay?” Aramaic.26. אברם 'abrām, Abram, “high father.” הרן hārān Haran, “mountaineer.”The usual phrase, “These are the generations,” marks the beginning of the fifth document. Accordingly, we now enter upon a new phase of human development. The nations have gradually... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Genesis 11:10-26

Preparation for Abram (11:10-26)During the period between Noah and Abram, the earth’s population increased greatly. People migrated to various regions, and many tribal groups, even nations, were established (see 10:1-32). It appears from this that there must have been more than ten generations between Noah and Abram. In that case, the genealogy recorded here has been simplified, the ten names listed being those of ten leading men of that period. (See notes on 5:1-32.)The genealogy from Shem to... read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Genesis 11:10-31

The following ancestors of the Messiah are given: SHEM; ARPACHSHAD; SHELAH; EBER; PELEG, REU, SERUG; NAHOR; TERAH, and ABRAM (ABRAHAM). A check with the genealogy given by Luke (Luke 3:34-36) conforms exactly to this with the exception that Cainan is introduced between Shelah and Arpachshad, suggesting that the whole list may be abbreviated.Genesis 11:27 provides the additional information that Terah had two other sons besides Abraham, Nahor (named after his uncle) and Haran, the father of Lot.... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Genesis 11:1-26

I. PRIMEVAL EVENTS 1:1-11:26Chapters 1-11 provide an introduction to the Book of Genesis, the Pentateuch, and the whole Bible."What we find in chaps. 1-11 is the divine initiation of blessing, which is compromised by human sin followed by gracious preservation of the promise: blessing-sin-grace." [Note: Mathews, p. 60.] "His [Moses’] theological perspective can be summarized in two points. First, the author intends to draw a line connecting the God of the Fathers and the God of the Sinai... read more

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