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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Genesis 25:1-10

Abraham lived, after the marriage of Isaac, thirty-five years, and all that is recorded concerning him during the time lies here in a very few verses. We hear no more of God's extraordinary appearances to him or trials of him; for all the days, even of the best and greatest saints, are not eminent days, some slide on silently, and neither come nor go with observation; such were these last days of Abraham. We have here, I. An account of his children by Keturah, another wife whom he married... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Genesis 25:7

And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life, which he lived ,.... Being about to die, an account is given of his age, which was an hundred threescore and fifteen years ; one hundred and seventy years; so that Isaac was now seventy five years of age, for he was born when Abraham was an hundred years old, and Jacob and Esau must how be fifteen years of age at this time, since they were born when Isaac was sixty years of age, Genesis 25:26 ; and Ishmael must be eighty nine... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 25:7

The days of the years, etc. - There is a beauty in this expression which is not sufficiently regarded. Good men do not live by centuries, though many such have lived several hundred years, nor do they count their lives even by years, but by days, living as if they were the creatures only of A Day; having no more time than they can with any propriety call their own, and living that day in reference to eternity. read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 25:7

Verse 7 7.And these are the days. Moses now brings us down to the death of Abraham; and the first thing to be noticed concerning his age is the number of years during which he lived as a pilgrim; for he deserves the praise of wonderful and incomparable patience, for having wandered through the space of a hundred years, while God led him about in various directions, contented, both in life and death, with the bare promise of God. Let those be ashamed who find it difficult to bear the disquietude... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 25:1-11

The last days of Abraham. I. ABRAHAM 'S OLD AGE . 1. The taking of a second wife . 2. The making of his will . II. ABRAHAM 'S DEATH . 1. Before death . The age to which the patriarch had attained was— 2. At death . His end was peaceful; he "breathed out his spirit" into the hands of Jehovah. So did Isaac ( Genesis 35:29 ), Jacob ( Genesis 49:33 ), David ( Psalms 31:5 ), Christ ( Luke 23:46 ). "Mark the perfect, and behold the upright" ( ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 25:1-18

The line of blessing. Although Abraham has many descendants, he carefully distinguishes the line of the Divine blessing. His peaceful end at 175 years set the seal upon a long life of faith and fellowship with God. His two sons, Isaac and Ishmael, met at their father's grave, although living apart. The influence of such a character as Abraham's is very elevating and healing, even in the sphere of the world. Ishmael is not entirely forgotten, but Isaac, as the true heir of Abraham, hands on... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 25:7

And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, —an impressive and appropriate expression for the computation of life (of. Genesis 47:9 )— an hundred and threescore and fifteen years — i . e . 175 years; so that he must have lived seventy-five years after Isaac's birth and thirty-eight years after Sarah's death. "His grandfather lived 148 years, his father 205, his son 180, and his grandson 147; so that his years were the full average of that period (Murphy). read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Genesis 25:1-11

- The Death of Abraham1. קטוּרה qeṭûrâh, “Qeturah, incense.”2. זמרן zı̂mrān, “Zimran, celebrated in song.” יקשׁן yāqshān, “Joqshan, fowler.” מדן medān, “Medan, judge.” מדין mı̂dyān, “Midian, one who measures.” לאבק yı̂shbāq, “Jishbaq, he leaves.” שׁוּח shûach, “Shuach, pit.”3. לטוּשׁם leṭûshı̂ym, “Letushim, hammered, sharpened.” לאמים le'umı̂ym, “Leummim, peoples.”4. עיפה ‛êypâh, “‘Ephah, darkness.” עפר ‛êper, “‘Epher, dust.” אבידע 'ǎbı̂ydā‛, “Abida‘, father of knowledge.”... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Genesis 25:7

Genesis 25:7. These are the days of Abraham He lived just a hundred years after he came to Canaan; so long he was a sojourner in a strange land. read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Genesis 25:1-18

Abraham’s other descendants (25:1-18)Before continuing the story of Isaac, the writer concludes the story of Abraham with a summary of his other descendants. Besides having a relationship with Hagar, Abraham had taken a minor wife, Keturah (1 Chronicles 1:28,1 Chronicles 1:32). But since Isaac was the promised heir, only he could remain in Canaan and receive Abraham’s inheritance. Abraham therefore gave gifts to his minor wives and their children and sent them off to establish independent lives... read more

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