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Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - Genesis 46:8-27

See Numbers 26:5 I detain not the Reader through these verses, but only to observe upon the whole, that it was now more than 200 years since GOD promised to make of Abraham a great nation and yet that branch of Abraham's seed with whom the promise was deposited, was not increased but to 70 souls: that is, including the threescore and six persons which went down with Jacob into Egypt Jacob himself, Joseph, and Joseph's two sons, none of which were included in the threescore and six enumerated. read more

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 46:5-27

5-27 We have here a particular account of Jacob's family. Though the fulfilling of promises is always sure, yet it is often slow. It was now 215 years since God had promised Abraham to make of him a great nation, ch. Genesis 12:2; yet that branch of his seed, to which the promise was made sure, had only increased to seventy, of whom this particular account is kept, to show the power of God in making these seventy become a vast multitude. read more

Paul E. Kretzmann

The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann - Genesis 46:8-27

List of the Souls in Jacob's Family v. 8. And these are the names of the children of Israel which came into Egypt: Jacob and his sons, the names being here recorded as the forefathers of that great nation which grew up in Egypt: Reuben, Jacob's first-born. v. 9. And the sons of Reuben: Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi. v. 10. And the sons of Simeon: Jemuel (or Nemuel), and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin (or Jarib), and Zohar (or Zerah), and Shaul, the son of a Canaanitish woman Cf... read more

Johann Peter Lange

Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Critical, Doctrinal and Homiletical - Genesis 46:1-34

EIGHTH SECTIONIsrael’s emigration with his family to Egypt. The settlement in the land of Goshen. Jacob and Pharaoh. Joseph’s political Economy. Jacob’s charge concerning his burial at Canaan.Genesis 46, 471And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beer-sheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac. 2And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said Jacob, Jacob. 3And he said, Here I am. And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to... read more

Frederick Brotherton Meyer

F.B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary - Genesis 46:1-27

Jacob and His Family Go to Egypt Genesis 46:1-27 Evidently Joseph’s invitation to his father to come to him in Egypt aroused very earnest questionings in Jacob’s soul. Was it a wise step for him to take? Perhaps he remembered Genesis 15:13 , and dreaded to take the risk. Under these circumstances he went to Beersheba, the well of the oath, so intimately associated with the lives of Abraham and Isaac, and from which he had gone forth on his life’s pilgrimage. There he offered special... read more

G. Campbell Morgan

G. Campbell Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible - Genesis 46:1-34

This chapter should be read in the light of the whole divine movement we are attempting to keep in mind. The migration of Jacob and his sons to Egypt is here distinctly shown to be a part of God's program. At this juncture God appeared and charged him not to be afraid, making him a threefold promise. First, that He would make a great nation of him there, that is, in Egypt. How much lay concealed in that word Jacob perhaps did not understand. In all probability he understood the promise to mean... read more

Peter Pett

Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 46:8-27

Those Who Went Down Into Egypt (Genesis 46:8-27 ). There now follows a catalogue of ‘all the souls who came into Egypt.’ At first sight this is rather an understatement. It excludes his sons’ wives (Genesis 46:26) and ignores retainers and camp followers. The number who actually went down into Egypt may well have numbered a few thousand for we have the households of each of the sons as well as Jacob’s household. (And we must remember that from his household Abraham was able to raise three... read more

Arthur Peake

Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 46:1-34

Genesis 46:1 to Genesis 47:12 . Jacob and his Descendants Go down into Egypt and Settle in Goshen.— The list in Genesis 46:8-Daniel : with the introductory verses Genesis 46:6 f. is from P, as are Genesis 47:5-Joshua : a, Genesis 46:7-1 Kings :. The rest is JE. To E belong Genesis 46:1-Deuteronomy : (in the main) and perhaps Genesis 47:12, the rest to J. Jacob visits the sanctuary at Beersheba, where he has a vision dispelling the fears which he naturally feels at leaving his native land and... read more

Matthew Poole

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible - Genesis 46:8

This genealogy is both here and elsewhere described exactly and particularly, as well to show the faithfulness of God in the performance of his promise concerning the vast multiplication of Abraham’s seed, and that in so short a time, as to distinguish the tribes; which was of great importance, and necessary for the disposal of the kingdom and priesthood, and above all, for the discovery of the true Messias. Compare this following catalogue with that Numbers 26:1-65; 1 Chronicles 6:1-8:40. read more

Joseph Exell

Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary - Genesis 46:8-27

CRITICAL NOTES.—Genesis 46:8-28. And these are the names of the children of Israel, etc.] “Catalogue of Jacob’s sons, grandchildren, and great-grand children who went down into Egypt. The children are ranged according to their mothers. In Genesis 46:27, the LXX make the whole number who went down to Egypt to be 75. This reckoning is followed by Stephen (Acts 7:14), who as a Hellenistic Jew naturally goes by the LXX. The list is probably neither complete nor accurate, and must be regarded rather... read more

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