Category Archives: Lectionary

Links to lectionary notes from the Jesus Database site.

The final lectionary notes

Friends: The lectionary notes just published for the Feast of Christ the King (23 November 2014) will be the last of my regular weekly lectionary posts. I have been preparing and distributing these notes since 2002, so it seems time … Continue reading

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Christ the King (23 November 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 The Reign of Christ — Judgment Day 2.1 Jewish parallels 2.2 Critical scholarship 2.3 Tolstoy, Where Love Is, God Is 3 Jesus Database 4 Liturgies and Prayers 4.1 Music Suggestions Lectionary Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 & Psalm … Continue reading

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Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost (16 November 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 Waiting for God’s son from heaven 2.1 The parousia of the Lord 2.2 Like a thief in the night 3 Jesus Database 4 Liturgies and Prayers 4.1 Music Suggestions Lectionary Judges 4:1-7 & Psalm 123 1 … Continue reading

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Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost (9 November 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 First Reading: Renewing the covenant 3 1 Thessalonans 4: Facing death as Easter people 3.1 Robert Jewett 3.2 Willi Marxsen 3.3 Joseph Plevnik 3.4 Karl P. Donfried 3.5 John Dominic Crossan and Jonathan L. Reed 4 … Continue reading

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Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost (2 November 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 Thessalonica in the time of Paul 2.1 Location 2.2 History 2.3 Population and religion 3 Diatribe against the Pharisees 4 Jesus Database 5 Liturgies and Prayers 5.1 Music Suggestions Lectionary Joshua 3:7-17 & Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37 … Continue reading

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Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (25 October 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 First Reading: Death of Moses 3 Second Reading: Church as religious club 3.1 Collegia and Koina in the early Christian movement 3.2 Categories of voluntary associations 3.3 The Island of Delos 3.4 Paul and the koinonia … Continue reading

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Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (19 October 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 First Reading: Close encounters of the divine kind 3 Second Reading: Paul to the Thessalonians 3.1 New Testament letters 3.2 1 Thessalonians 4 Gospel: Whose head on the coin 5 Jesus Database 6 Liturgies and Prayers … Continue reading

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Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost (12 October 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 Kissing calves 3 Gospel: The Feast 4 Jesus Database 5 Liturgies and Prayers 5.1 Music Suggestions Lectionary Exodus 32:1-14 & Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23 (Isaiah 25:1-9 & Psalm 23) Philippians 4:1-9 Matthew 22:1-14 Kissing calves The episode … Continue reading

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Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost (5 October 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 First Reading: The Decalogue 2.1 Five + Five 2.2 The heart of torah 3 Gospel: The Tenants & the Rejected Stone 3.1 The Tenants 3.2 The Rejected Stone 4 Jesus Database 5 Liturgies and Prayers 5.1 … Continue reading

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Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost (28 September 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 Gospel: The two sons 2.1 Textual questions 3 Traditional Jewish wisdom or distinctive Jesus traditions 4 An orphan saying? 5 Jesus Database 6 Liturgies and Prayers 6.1 Music Suggestions Lectionary Exodus 17:1-7 & Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 … Continue reading

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