Tag Archives: Hebrews

Weekly Introduction to the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Proper 14C / Ordinary 19C)

Genesis 15:1-6 In our Hebrew Bible reading Abram’s (later Abraham’s) patience is waning.  Previously Abram had received great promises from God (land, descendants, a great nation) but the completion of those promises lacked one key element–Abram and Sarai (Abram’s wife) … Continue reading

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Weekly Lectionary Commentary on the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Transfiguration C)

This week marks the end of Epiphany.  The gospel lection at the end of Epiphany is always the transfiguration of Jesus.  Epiphany begins with the visit of the Magi who follow the light to find the Christ child and ends … Continue reading

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Weekly Introductions to the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Advent 4C)

Micah 5:2-5a In our Hebrew Bible reading Micah prophesies about a coming ruler from Bethlehem whose origin is from “the ancient of days” and who will “feed the flock” [of God] and “bring peace.”  Micah writes during a time of … Continue reading

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Weekly Introduction to the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Proper 26b / Ordinary 31b)

Deuteronomy 6:1-9 Our first text presents us with one of the best known scriptures in the Hebrew Bible.  In this text Moses describes to the people how it will “go well for them” in the new land that they are … Continue reading

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Weekly Introduction to the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Proper 25b / Ordinary 30b)

Job 42:1-17 Job listened to the many questions asked him by God for which Job had no answer and Job was humbled.  He regretted the way he had came before God and demanded answers.  He then repented and declared, “I … Continue reading

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Weekly Introduction to the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Proper 24b / Ordinary 29b)

Job 38:1-7 [34-41] Job has cried out because of his great suffering.  Our text from Job last week describes Job’s countenance with these troubling words “…and Job could be consoled no longer.”  In this week’s text God answers Job’s cry. … Continue reading

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Weekly Introductions to the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Proper 23b/Ordinary 28b)

Hebrew Bible Lection–>Job 23:1-9 In this plaintive text Job feels absent from the presence of the Lord, “O that I knew where I might find him, that I might come even to his dwelling!”  Job’s inability to come close to … Continue reading

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