Monthly Archives: September 2012

Weekly Introduction to the Readings from the Revised Common Lectionary (Proper 21B; Ordinary 26B)

Numbers 11:4-6, 19-16, 24-29 Numbers 11 records one of the so-called “murmuring stories.”  Murmuring stories record times when the Israelites complain to Moses and to God because they feel not provided for in the wilderness.  The complaint found in our … Continue reading

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Weekly Introduction to the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Proper 19b / Ordinary 24b)

Isaiah 50:4-9 Isaiah 50:4–9 is one of the four Servant Songs found within Second Isaiah (Isaiah 40–55: the other passages are 42:1–4, 49:1–6, and 52:13–53:12—the later of which is famous for its christocentric interpretations).  When the term “Second Isaiah” is … Continue reading

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Weekly Introduction to the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Proper 18b / Ordinary 23b)

Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 This week the lectionary continues its look at “Wisdom of Solomon” as it has been traditionally ascribed.  Last week the Hebrew Bible reading was from the Song of Solomon and this week is a selection of … Continue reading

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