Manuscripts Division
William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan

Finding aid for
J. Green, Commentaries on the Book of Genesis, 1663-1664

Finding aid created by
Meg Hixon, May 2012

Summary Information
Title: J. Green, Commentaries on the Book of Genesis
Creator: Green, J.
Inclusive dates: 1663-1664
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract:
This volume contains 303 pages of commentary on parts of the Book of Genesis, composed between May 31, 1663, and November 13, 1664. The commentaries include summaries of verses, as well as associated questions, answers, and observations.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

1980. M-1898.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright status is unknown

Processing Information:

Cataloging funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). This collection has been processed according to minimal processing procedures and may be revised, expanded, or updated in the future.

Preferred Citation:

J. Green, Commentaries on the Book of Genesis, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan


Biography

J. Green, the author of this volume, compiled dense, detailed notes on each verse in the Book of Genesis between May 31, 1663, and November 13, 1664.


Collection Scope and Content Note

This vellum-bound volume (7.5"x5.5") contains 303 densely written pages of commentary on the Book of Genesis, composed between May 31, 1663, and November 13, 1664. The author dated the commentaries roughly once a month, and sequentially covered Genesis 13:1-25:34, including much of the story of Abraham and the beginning of the story of Jacob. The author wrote commentaries for individual verses, occasionally running several pages in length, and he or she often provided a summary of the events described in the original text. Questions, accompanying answers, and additional observations explore the verses in greater depth and provide an interpretation of their meaning, occasionally referring to additional Bible verses.

The signature of J. Green is on the first page of the manuscript, dated 1708. "Saml. Gerrish" appears on the same page.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Bible. O.T. Genesis--Commentaries--Early works to 1800.
    Genre Terms:
    • Commentaries.
    Contents List
    Container / Location Title
    Volume   1  
    J. Green, Commentaries on the Book of Genesis,  May 31, 1663-November 13, 1664 [series]