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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Genesis 8:13-14

Here is, 1. The ground dry (Gen. 8:13), that is, all the water carried off it, which, upon the first day of the first month (a joyful new-year?s-day it was), Noah was himself an eye-witness of. He removed the covering of the ark, not the whole covering, but so much as would suffice to give him a prospect of the earth about it; and a most comfortable prospect he had. For behold, behold and wonder, the face of the ground was dry. Note, (1.) It is a great mercy to see ground about us. Noah was... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Genesis 8:14

And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month ,.... This was the month Marchesvan, as the Targum of Jonathan, which answers to part of our October, and part of our November; though according to Bishop Usher F25 Ut supra. (Annales Vet. Test. p. 4.) , this day was Friday the eighteenth of December, A. M. 1657; it was on the seventeenth of this month that Noah went into the ark, Genesis 7:11 so that be was in it twelve months and ten days, according to a solar... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 8:14

And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day - From this it appears that Noah was in the ark a complete solar year, or three hundred and sixty-five days; for he entered the ark the 17th day of the second month, in the six hundredth year of his life, Genesis 7:11 , Genesis 7:13 , and continued in it till the 27th day of the second month, in the six hundredth and first year of his life, as we see above. The months of the ancient Hebrews were lunar; the first six consisted of... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 8:4-18

Mount Ararat, or the landing of the ark. That disembarkment on the mountain heights of Ararat was an emblem of another landing which shall yet take place, when the great gospel ship of the Christian Church shall plant its living freight of redeemed souls upon the hills of heaven. Everything that Mount Ararat witnessed on that eventful day will yet be more conspicuously displayed in the sight of God's believing people who shall be counted worthy of eternal life. I. SIN PUNISHED . Mount... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 8:13-19

Rest and restoration. Noah (Rest) comes forth from the ark in the sabbath century of his life, the six hundred and first year. He lived after the Flood 350 years, the half week of centuries; his life represented a rest, but not the rest, a half sabbath, promise of the rest which remains to the people of God. I. AN EXAMPLE OF FAITH . 1. Not until God spake did Noah dare to do more than lift off the covering and look. 2. At the heavenly word the family, redeemed by grace,... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 8:14

And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried. יָבְשָׁה The three Hebrew verbs employed to depict the gradual cessation of the floods express a regular gradation; קָלַל ( Genesis 8:11 ), to be lightened, signifying their abatement or diminution ( κεκο ì πακε το Ì υ ̔ ì δωρ , LXX .); חָרַב ( Genesis 8:13 ), to be dried up, indicating the disappearance of the water ( ε ̓ ξε ì λιπε το ì υ ̔ ì δωρ , ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 8:14

The returning of the waters, or the recall of Divine judgments. I. GOD 'S JUDGMENTS HAVE THEIR SPECIFIC PURPOSES . 1. Separation— the elimination of the righteous from the wicked. Under the present condition of the world there is a strange intermingling of the good and the evil. The tares and the wheat, the draw-net with good and bad fish ( Matthew 13:1-58 .) are suggestive emblems of this mixed state of society. The grand object contemplated by Christianity is the... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Genesis 8:1-14

- The Land Was Dried1. שׁכך shākak “stoop, assuage.”3. חסר chāsar “want, fail, be abated.”4. אררט 'ărārāṭ, “Ararat,” a land forming part of Armenia. It is mentioned in 2 Kings 19:37, and Isaiah 37:38, as the retreat of Adrammelek and Sharezer after the murder of their father; and in Jeremiah 51:27 as a kingdom.8. קלל qālal, “be light, lightened, lightly esteemed, swift.”10. חוּל chûl, “twist, turn, dance, writhe, tremble, be strong, wait.” יהל yāchal “remain, wait, hope.”13. חרב... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Genesis 8:13-14

Genesis 8:13-14 . Noah removed the covering of the ark Not the whole covering, but so much as would suffice to give him a prospect of the earth about it: and behold the face of the ground was dry; and in the 27th day of the second month was a fit habitation for Noah. read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Genesis 8:1-19

The flood (6:9-8:19)Amid the corruption, there was one man, Noah, who remained faithful to God. Therefore, God promised to preserve Noah, along with his family, so that when the former evil race had been destroyed, he could use Noah and his family to build a new people (9-12; cf. Hebrews 11:7; 2 Peter 2:4-5; 2 Peter 2:4-5).God’s means of destruction was a great flood. Besides preserving Noah and his family, God preserved a pair of each kind of animals in the region, thereby helping to maintain... read more

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