Overview, One of over Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is a triumph of rigorous scholarship and sound theology by two highly. Keil and Delitzsch OT Commentary suffice to bring out the design of the book of Genesis, viz., to relate the early history of the Old Testament kingdom of God. Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament.

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Delitzsch wrote many commentaries on books of the Bible, Jewish antiquities, Biblical psychology, as well as a history of Jewish poetry, and works of Christian apologetics. Today, Delitzsch is best known for his translation of the New Testament into Hebrewand his series of commentaries on the Old Testament published with Carl Friedrich Keil.

Delitzsch’s son, Friedrich Delitzsch —was an influential Assyriologist and author of works on Assyrian language, literature, and history. Although Delitzsch was Christian, testameht was often supposed to be of Jewish ancestry, due to the unusual breadth of his rabbinical learning, as well as his strong sympathy with the Jewish people, whom he defended against attacks.

Franz Delitzsch – Wikipedia

His family circumstances were also unusual, in that he had a Jewish benefactor who lived in the family house, and a Jewish godfather. Delitzsch was baptized on March 4, at the big St.

Nicholas Church in central Leipzig, with the name “Franz Julius”. His father Johann Gottfried Delitzsch was a peddler, craftsman and day laborer. His mother’s name was Susanna Rosina. Franz clmmentary the youngest of three children, but the only one to survive early infancy.


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His godfather’s name was given on the baptismal record as Franz Julius Hirsch, a dealer in second-hand furniture. The fact that the godfather’s given name was the same as his own is a first indication of possible filiation. Another unusual detail has to do with his schooling.

Despite his parents’ humble kwil, Delitzsch was able to attend school and university thanks to the patronage of one Lewy Hirsch, a Jewish antiques dealer whom Delitzsch called his “benefactor”.

Biblical Commentary Old Testament. Keil and Delitzsch.6 vols.complete.Clark’sFTL.1864.1892.

Hirsch lived in the same house as the Delitzsch family. Delitzsch himself always rejected this allegation. Conversion to Christianity was common among German Jews at the turn of the 19th century, and it testamemt usually motivated by pragmatic considerations, since government posts and teaching positions were restricted to Christians. Delitzsch specialized early delitzssch in Semitic studies. He became assistant professor at the University of Leipzig inand full professor at the University of Rostock inthen the University of Erlangen inand in he came back to the University of Leipzigwhere he spent the rest of his life.

Delitzsch had two sons, Johanneswho became a theologian, and Friedrichthe noted Assyriologist. Delitzsch collaborated with Carl Friedrich Keil on a commentary series which covers the whole of the Old Testament.

First published init is still testamemt print. Independent of this series, Delitzsch also wrote a commentary on the book of Genesispublished in Delitzsch’s translation of the New Testament into Hebrew is still considered the standard New Testament edition in Hebrew and in its 10th Edition it was revised by a young Arnold Ehrlich at Delitzsch’s insistence.


This edition was intended to be used for proselytization among Tstament. Later it was revised by Gustaf Dalmanwith whom he shared “a common interest in the evangelization of the Jews”.

In Delitzsch established the Institutum Judaicum in Leipzig for the training of Testamentt missionary workers among Jews.

Another Christian missionary to the Jews, John Duncan ddlitzsch, wrote that Delitzsch “stood firm in maintenance of the divine authority and inspiration of the whole Old Testament” at a time when many “seemed willing to surrender. From the commentary compilations by Keil and Delitzsch: Kingsbury Grand Rapids, Michigan, Wm.

Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2 volumes.

Keil-delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament 10 Volumes: : Books

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wagner, Franz Delitzsch, p. At the time of Delitzsch’s baptism Germany was under French rule and had enacted Jewish emancipationbut the law still excluded Jews from government positions and teaching posts; and after the defeat of Napoleon inthe emancipation edict was repealed.

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