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    CHAPTERS: Genesis 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31




    LXX- Greek Septuagint - Genesis 1:1

    εν 1722 1520 αρχη 746 εποιησεν 4160 5656 ο 3588 3739 θεος 2316 τον 3588 ουρανον 3772 και 2532 την 3588 γην 1093

    Douay Rheims Bible

    In the beginning God created heaven, and earth.

    King James Bible - Genesis 1:1

    In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

    World English Bible

    In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

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    Anf-01 ix.iii.iii Pg 12, Anf-01 Pg 5, Anf-01 ix.ii.xix Pg 2, Anf-02 iii.ii.v Pg 5.1, Anf-02 iv.ii.ii.x Pg 6.1, Anf-02 vi.ii.viii Pg 30.1, Anf-02 Pg 8.1, Anf-02 vi.iv.v.xiv Pg 17.1, Anf-03 v.iv.iii.iv Pg 8, Anf-03 v.v.iii Pg 11, Anf-03 v.v.xix Pg 6, Anf-03 v.v.xx Pg 12, Anf-03 v.v.xxii Pg 9, Anf-03 v.v.xxvi Pg 3, Anf-03 v.v.xxvi Pg 5, Anf-03 v.v.xxix Pg 29, Anf-03 v.v.xxvi Pg 17, Anf-03 vi.iii.iii Pg 8, Anf-04 vi.v.iii.ix Pg 5, Anf-04 vi.v.iv.viii Pg 33, Anf-05 Pg 8, Anf-06 Pg 14, Anf-07 iii.ii.vii.vii Pg 11, Anf-07 iii.ii.vii.vii Pg 8, Anf-07 ix.ix.ii Pg 63, Anf-07 Pg 49, Anf-08 iv.iii Pg 12, Anf-08 vi.iii.iii.xxvii Pg 4, Anf-08 vi.iv.xix.viii Pg 7, Anf-08 vi.iii.viii.vii Pg 3, Anf-09 xv.iii.i.xvii Pg 3, Npnf-101 vi.ii Pg 5, Npnf-101 vi.IV.IX Pg 3, Npnf-101 vi.XI.III Pg 3, Npnf-101 vi.XI.V Pg 4, Npnf-101 vi.XII.XVII Pg 3, Npnf-102 iv.XI.4 Pg 3, Npnf-102 iv.XII.15 Pg 5, Npnf-102 iv.VIII.11 Pg 5, Npnf-103 iv.i.iii.xii Pg 18, Npnf-103 iv.i.iii.xii Pg 18, Npnf-103 iv.iii.iv Pg 3, Npnf-103 iv.iii.iv Pg 3, Npnf-103 iv.vii.ii Pg 3, Npnf-106 vi.iv.xxv Pg 5, Npnf-106 vii.lxx Pg 6, Npnf-106 vii.lxxi Pg 12, Npnf-106 vii.lxxxvii Pg 16, Npnf-106 vii.xlviii Pg 17, Npnf-107 iii.ii Pg 32, Npnf-107 iii.x Pg 13, Npnf-107 iii.xxvii Pg 25, Npnf-107 iii.xliv Pg 51, Npnf-108 ii.XCIII Pg 5, Npnf-109 xix.ix Pg 2, Npnf-109 xix.x Pg 4, Npnf-109 xx.ii Pg 620, Npnf-114 Pg 17, Npnf-114 Pg 17, Npnf-204 vii.ii.iii Pg 3, Npnf-204 xiv.ii.iii Pg 73, Npnf-204 xxi.ii.iii.viii Pg 3, Npnf-204 xxii.ii.iii Pg 12, Npnf-204 xxii.ii.iii Pg 13, Npnf-205 viii.ii.ii Pg 120, Npnf-205 x.ii.ii.ii Pg 7, Npnf-206 v.LIII Pg 73, Npnf-206 v.LVII Pg 93, Npnf-207 ii.xv Pg 101, Npnf-208 viii.ii Pg 10, Npnf-209 ii.v.ii.ii Pg 43, Npnf-209 iii.iv.ii.x Pg 3, Npnf-210 Pg 9, Npnf-210 iv.ii.iii.i Pg 3, Npnf-210 Pg 11, Npnf-212 ii.v.xv Pg 28

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    Genesis 1:1

    Early Christian Commentary - (A.D. 100 - A.D. 325)

    Anf-01 ix.iii.iii Pg 12
    Gen. i. 1.

    and all other things in succession; but neither gods nor angels [had any share in the work].

    Anf-01 Pg 5
    Gen. i. 1.

    then the sun, and the moon, and the stars. For having learned this in Egypt, and having been much taken with what Moses had written in the Genesis of the world, he fabled that Vulcan had made in the shield of Achilles a kind of representation of the creation of the world. For he wrote thus:2568

    2568 Iliad, xviii. 483.

    “There he described the earth, the heaven, the sea, The sun that rests not, and the moon full-orb’d; There also, all the stars which round about, As with a radiant frontlet, bind the skies.”

    Anf-01 ix.ii.xix Pg 2
    Gen. i. 1.

    for, as they maintain, by naming these four,—God, beginning, heaven, and earth,—he set forth their Tetrad. Indicating also its invisible and hidden nature, he said, “Now the earth was invisible and unformed.”2880


    Anf-02 iii.ii.v Pg 5.1

    Anf-02 iv.ii.ii.x Pg 6.1

    Anf-02 vi.ii.viii Pg 30.1

    Anf-02 Pg 8.1

    Anf-02 vi.iv.v.xiv Pg 17.1

    Anf-03 v.iv.iii.iv Pg 8
    Gen. i.

    not as if He were ignorant of the good until He saw it; but because it was good, He therefore saw it, and honoured it, and set His seal upon it; and consummated2745

    2745 Dispungens, i.e., examinans et probans et ita quasi consummans (Oehler).

    the goodness of His works by His vouchsafing to them that contemplation. Thus God blessed what He made good, in order that He might commend Himself to you as whole and perfect, good both in word and act.2746

    2746 This twofold virtue is very tersely expressed: “Sic et benedicebat quæ benefaciebat.”

    As yet the Word knew no malediction, because He was a stranger to malefaction.2747

    2747 This, the translator fears, is only a clumsy way of representing the terseness of our author’s “maledicere” and “malefacere.”

    We shall see what reasons required this also of God. Meanwhile the world consisted of all things good, plainly foreshowing how much good was preparing for him for whom all this was provided. Who indeed was so worthy of dwelling amongst the works of God, as he who was His own image and likeness? That image was wrought out by a goodness even more operative than its wont,2748

    2748 Bonitas et quidem operantior.

    with no imperious word, but with friendly hand preceded by an almost affable2749

    2749 Blandiente.

    utterance: “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.”2750


    Anf-03 v.v.iii Pg 11
    Gen. i. 1.

    and as long as He continued making, one after the other, those things of which He was to be the Lord, it merely mentions God.  “And God said,” “and God made,” “and God saw;”6160


    Anf-03 v.v.xix Pg 6
    Gen. i. 1.

    just as it would have said, “At last God made the heaven and the earth,” if God had created these after all the rest.  Now, if the beginning is a substance, the end must also be material. No doubt, a substantial thing6320

    6320 Substantivum aliquid.

    may be the beginning of some other thing which may be formed out of it; thus the clay is the beginning of the vessel, and the seed is the beginning of the plant. But when we employ the word beginning in this sense of origin, and not in that of order, we do not omit to mention also the name of that particular thing which we regard as the origin of the other. On the other hand,6321

    6321 De cetero.

    if we were to make such a statement as this, for example, “In the beginning the potter made a basin or a water-jug,” the word beginning will not here indicate a material substance (for I have not mentioned the clay, which is the beginning in this sense, but only the order of the work, meaning that the potter made the basin and the jug first, before anything else—intending afterwards to make the rest. It is, then, to the order of the works that the word beginning has reference, not to the origin of their substances. I might also explain this word beginning in another way, which would not, however, be inapposite.6322

    6322 Non ab re tamen.

    The Greek term for beginning, which is ἀρχή, admits the sense not only of priority of order, but of power as well; whence princes and magistrates are called ἀρχοντες. Therefore in this sense too, beginning may be taken for princely authority and power. It was, indeed, in His transcendent authority and power, that God made the heaven and the earth.

    Anf-03 v.v.xx Pg 12
    Gen. i. 1.

    —“and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  All things were made by Him, and without Him nothing was made.”6333


    Anf-03 v.v.xxii Pg 9
    Gen. i. 1.

    I revere6345

    6345 Adoro: reverently admire.

    the fulness of His Scripture, in which He manifests to me both the Creator and the creation. In the gospel, moreover, I discover a Minister and Witness of the Creator, even His Word.6346


    Anf-03 v.v.xxvi Pg 3
    Gen. i. 1.

    The Scripture, which at its very outset proposes to run through the order thereof tells us as its first information that it was created; it next proceeds to set forth what sort of earth it was.6367

    6367 Qualitatem ejus: unless this means “how He made it,” like the “qualiter fecerit” below.

    In like manner with respect to the heaven, it informs us first of its creation—“In the beginning God made the heaven:”6368


    Anf-03 v.v.xxvi Pg 5
    Gen. i. 1.

    it then goes on to introduce its arrangement; how that God both separated “the water which was below the firmament from that which was above the firmament,”6369


    Anf-03 v.v.xxix Pg 29
    Cum cælo separavit: Gen. i. 1.

    Anf-03 v.v.xxvi Pg 17
    Gen. i. 1, 2.

    —the very same earth, no doubt, which God made, and of which the Scripture had been speaking at that very moment.6381

    6381 Cum maxime edixerat.

    For that very “but6382

    6382 The “autem” of the note just before this.

    is inserted into the narrative like a clasp,6383

    6383 Fibula.

    (in its function) of a conjunctive particle, to connect the two sentences indissolubly together: “But the earth.” This word carries back the mind to that earth of which mention had just been made, and binds the sense thereunto.6384

    6384 Alligat sensum.

    Take away this “but,” and the tie is loosened; so much so that the passage, “But the earth was without form, and void,” may then seem to have been meant for any other earth.

    Anf-03 vi.iii.iii Pg 8
    Gen. i. 1, 2, and comp. the LXX.

    The first thing, O man, which you have to venerate, is the age of the waters in that their substance is ancient; the second, their dignity, in that they were the seat of the Divine Spirit, more pleasing to Him, no doubt, than all the other then existing elements. For the darkness was total thus far, shapeless, without the ornament of stars; and the abyss gloomy; and the earth unfurnished; and the heaven unwrought: water8557

    8557 Liquor.

    alone—always a perfect, gladsome, simple material substance, pure in itself—supplied a worthy vehicle to God.  What of the fact that waters were in some way the regulating powers by which the disposition of the world thenceforward was constituted by God?  For the suspension of the celestial firmament in the midst He caused by “dividing the waters;”8558


    Edersheim Bible History

    Lifetimes vii.v Pg 205.1, Lifetimes xi.ix Pg 56.1

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 1

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    Pr 8:22-24; 16:4 Mr 13:19 Joh 1:1-3 Heb 1:10 1Jo 1:1


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