Excerpt from Commentaries on the First Book of Moses Called Genesis, Vol. 1 Several of the commentaries OF calvin on different portions of the Holy Scripture having been for some time before the public, through the labours of the calvin society; it is t improbable that the readers of the follow ing 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 t 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, r 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 t be extremely anxious either to defend himself from the charge or to meet it with a denial. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.