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Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Genesis 3:1-24

Human disobedience (3:1-24)Since human beings were made in God’s image, and since God was unlimited, the first human couple soon showed that they too wanted to be unlimited. They had to remember, however, that they were not God; they were only creatures made in the image of God. Just as the image of the moon on the water could not exist independently of the moon, so they could not exist independently of God. Their relationship with God contained an element of dependence, or limitation, and... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Genesis 3:21

coats. Compare the structure of Genesis 3:0 , Genesis 3:7 . of skins = skin. Omitted in the Codex "Severus" See App-34 . read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Genesis 3:21

"And Jehovah God made for Adam and for his wife coats of skins, and clothed them."The garments supplied by God necessitated the slaying of animals, and some have concluded from this that the institution of animal sacrifices began here, but there is nothing in the text to support this. Bush thought the mention of Adam and Eve individually here indicated that God clothed them with two types of clothing, concluding that upon this is based "the prohibition in Deuteronomy 22:5 against the... read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Genesis 3:21

Genesis 3:21. Did the Lord God make coats, &c.— But of what beasts it has been asked? such as were killed on purpose for the occasion, or such as were killed in sacrifice? which many suppose was instituted from this period, as from this period its necessity commenced. This can be but conjecture from the present passage singly considered; we shall therefore omit the discussion of the question till we come to the next chapter, where we shall have more light into the subject. read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Genesis 3:21

21. God made coats of skins—taught them to make these for themselves. This implies the institution of animal sacrifice, which was undoubtedly of divine appointment, and instruction in the only acceptable mode of worship for sinful creatures, through faith in a Redeemer ( :-). read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Genesis 3:4-24

1. The Garden of Eden 2:4-3:24This story has seven scenes that a change in actors, situations or activities identifies. [Note: For a different narrative analysis, see Waltke, Genesis, pp. 80-81.] Moses constructed this section of Genesis in a chiastic (palistrophic, crossing) structure to focus attention on the central scene: the Fall. The preceding scenes lead up to the Fall, and the following scenes describe its consequences. [Note: Wenham, p. 50.] A Scene 1 (narrative): God is the sole... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Genesis 3:14-21

The judgment of the guilty 3:14-21As the result of man’s disobedience to God, the creation suffered a curse and began to deteriorate. Evolution teaches that man is improving his condition through self-effort. The Bible teaches that man is destroying his condition through sin. Having been thrice blessed by God (Genesis 1:22; Genesis 1:28; Genesis 2:3) the creation now experienced a triple curse (Genesis 3:14; Genesis 3:17; Genesis 4:11)."In the Bible, to curse means to invoke God’s judgment on... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Genesis 3:20-21

Additional effects on Adam and Eve 3:20-21Adam and Eve accepted their judgment from God and did not rebel against it. We see this in Adam naming Eve the mother of all living, a personal name that defines her destiny (Genesis 3:20). He believed life would continue in spite of God’s curse. This was an act of faith and an expression of hope. He believed God’s promise that she would bear children (Genesis 3:16). His wife’s first name "woman" (Genesis 2:23) looked back on her origin, whereas her... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 3:1-24

The Temptation and the Fall of ManThis chapter describes how ’by one man sin entered into the world and death by sin’ (Romans 5:12). Although there is here no ambitious attempt to search out the origin of evil in the universe, the biblical account of the Fall pierces the depth of the human heart, and brings out the genesis of sin in man. The description, as already said, is true to life and experience.There is no certain Babylonian counterpart to the biblical narrative of the Fall.1. The... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 3:4-24

Paradise and the FallIn this famous passage we possess a wealth of moral and spiritual teaching regarding God and man. The intention of the writer is evidently to give an answer to the question: How did sin and misery find their way into the world? As is natural among Orientals he put his reply into narrative form; and though it is generally accepted that the details are to be interpreted symbolically rather than literally, yet they are in marvellous agreement with the real facts of human... read more

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