Category Archives: Lectionary

Links to lectionary notes from the Jesus Database site.

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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Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost (14 September 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 Exodus Paradigm of salvation (for some) 2.1 History and miracle 2.2 Exodus and history 3 Gospel: Love does not keep score 3.1 Don’t do the math 3.2 The unmerciful slave 4 Jesus Database 5 Liturgies and … Continue reading

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Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (7 September 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 Season of Creation 3 Gospel: Jesus and the Rabbinic tradition 3.1 Rabbinic parallels 3.2 Jesus Seminar 3.3 Word Biblical Commentary 3.4 Hermeneia commentary 3.5 New Interpreter’s Bible 4 Jesus Database 5 Liturgies and Prayers 5.1 Music … Continue reading

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Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost (31 August 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 First Reading: Theophany at Sinai 2.1 Martin Buber 2.2 Nahum Sarna 2.3 W. G. Plaut 3 The Gospel: Intimations of suffering and glory 3.1 Predictions of death and resurrection 3.2 The way of the cross 3.3 … Continue reading

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Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (24 August 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 First Reading: The birth of a saviour, Moses 3 Gospel: Who is Jesus 4 Jesus Database 5 Liturgies and Prayers 5.1 Music Suggestions Lectionary Exodus 1:8-2:10 & Psalm 124 (or, Isaiah 51:1-6 & Psalm 138) Romans … Continue reading

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Tenth Sunday after Pentecost (17 August 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 Gospel: Distant Girl Cured 2.1 Horizontal Line Synopsis 2.2 John P. Meier 2.3 Jesus Seminar 2.4 John Dominic Crossan 2.5 Elaine Wainwright 2.6 Alan Cadwallader 3 Jesus Database 4 Liturgies and Prayers 4.1 Music Suggestions Lectionary … Continue reading

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Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (10 August 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 Jesus and the stormy sea 3 Ancient near eastern traditions 4 The cosmic waters in the Bible 5 Power over the Sea 5.1 Homer, Odyssey 5.2 The Buddha and his disciples 5.3 Porphyry 5.4 Sibylline Oracles … Continue reading

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Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (3 August 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 Gospel: Bread and fish 2.1 1 Corinthians 15:6 2.2 John 6:1-15 2.3 Mark 6:33-44 and 8:1-10 (and parallels) 2.4 Luke 24:13-33, 35 2.5 Luke 24:41-43 2.6 John 21:9,12-13 3 Jesus Database 4 Liturgies and Prayers 4.1 … Continue reading

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Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (27 July 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 Gospel: More parables from Matthew 2.1 Mustard Seed 2.2 The Leaven 2.3 The Treasure 2.4 The Pearl 2.5 The Fishnet 2.6 The Kingdom’s Scribe 3 Jesus Database 4 Liturgies and Prayers 4.1 Music Suggestions Lectionary Genesis … Continue reading

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Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (20 July 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 The Parables — Matthew 13 (continued) 3 The Planted Weeds 4 Jesus Database 5 Liturgies and Prayers 5.1 Music Suggestions Lectionary Genesis 28:10-19a and Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24 [or Wisdom of Solomon 12:13, 16-19 (or Isaiah 44:6-8) … Continue reading

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