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Commentary on Genesis-Volume 1

By Calvin, John

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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Commentary on Genesis-Volume 1  
Author: Calvin, John
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Language: English
Subject: Religion, Christianity, Literature
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Calvin, J. (n.d.). Commentary on Genesis-Volume 1. Retrieved from http://ebooklibrary.org/


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Excerpt
Excerpt: Several of the Commentaries of Calvin on different portions of the Holy Scripture having been for some time before the public, through the labors of The Calvin Society; it is not improbable that the readers of the following pages will have already become in a great degree familiar with the writings of this celebrated Reformer. It may, perhaps, therefore be thought an unnecessary, if not a presumptuous undertaking, to preface the present work with any general observations on the character of Calvin?s Expository Writings. But though the Commentary on Genesis was neither the first which Calvin wrote, nor the first which the Calvin Society has republished; yet since, in the ultimate arrangement of the Commentaries it must take the foremost place, the Editor has determined to offer such preliminary remarks as may seem desirable for a reader who begins to read the Commentaries of Calvin, as he begins to read the Bible itself, at the Book of Genesis. If, in taking such a course, he is charged with repeating some things which have been said by others before him, he will not be extremely anxious either to defend himself from the charge or to meet it with a denial. It seems to be now generally admitted that though, in the brilliant constellation formed by the master-spirits of the Reformation, there were those who, in some respects, shone with brighter lustre than Calvin, yet, as a Commentator on Holy Scripture, he far outshines them all. There is scarcely anything in which the wisdom of God has been more conspicuous, than in his choice of instruments for carrying into execution the different parts of that mighty revolution of sentiment, which affected, more or less, every portion of Europe during the sixteenth century. Long before the issue of the movement was seen or apprehended, we behold Erasmus, the most accomplished scholar of the age, acting unconsciously as the pioneer of a Reformation, which at length he not only opposed, but apparently hated. He had been raised up by God to lash the vices of the Clergy, to expose the ignorance, venality, and sloth of the Mendicant Orders, and to exhibit the follies of Romanism in sarcastic invectives rendered imperishable by the elegant Latinity in which they were clothed. But he did still more. The world is indebted to him for the first edition of the entire New Testament in the Original Greek. He had also the honor of being the first modern translator of the New Testament into Latin. He published a valuable critical Commentary on the New Testament, which was early translated into English, and ordered to be placed in the Churches. Yet, great as the service undoubtedly was which he rendered to the cause of truth, he never dared to cast the yoke of Rome from his own neck, never stooped to identify himself with the Protestant Reformers; but lived and died, as there is reason to fear, a mean, trickling, timeserving Romanist, panting for preferment in a Church, the unsoundness of which he had so fearfully exposed. It is not, however, to be denied that God employed him as a most important instrument in shaking the foundations of the Papacy, and in preparing the way for the more successful efforts of more sincere and devoted servants of God.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents About This Book. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. ii Commentary on Genesis 1-23. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 1 Translator's Preface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 2 Facsimile of the Title Page to the 1578 English Translation. . . . . . . . . . p. 10 Epistle of Thomas Tymme. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 11 The Author's Epistle Dedicatory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 13 The Argument. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 19 Chapter 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 25 Genesis 1:1-31. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 25 Chapter 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 46 Genesis 2:1-25. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 46 Chapter 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 68 Genesis 3:1-24. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 68 Chapter 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 98 Genesis 4:1-26. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 98 Chapter 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 120 Genesis 5:1-32. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 120 Chapter 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 128 Genesis 6:1-22. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 128 Chapter 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 144 Genesis 7:1-24. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 144 Chapter 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 152 Genesis 8:1-22. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 152 Chapter 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 161 Genesis 9:1-29. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 161 Chapter 10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 176 Genesis 10:1-32. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 176 Chapter 11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 183 Genesis 11:1-32. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 183 Chapter 12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 195 Genesis 12:1-20. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 195 Chapter 13. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 211 Genesis 13:1-20. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 211 Chapter 14. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 219 Genesis 14:1-24. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 219

 

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