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Exegetical Exercise (Exodus 3:1-12)

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, July 2, is Exodus 3:1-12 – a portion of the text that’s often short-handed as “the call of Moses.” Here’s the text (in Inclusive Bible version), and my notes on it: 1/ Moses was … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise (Judges 11:4-11, 29-31)

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, June 18 is a section from Judges 11, the portion of the story of Jephthah where the elders of Gilead convince Jephthah to lead them in the fight against Ammon, and Jephthah’s vow. Here’s … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise (Judges 6:11-18)

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, June 11, is Judges 6:11-18, in which Gideon receives his call or commission from God. Here are my notes on this text: First impressions: This narrative in particular seems very incomplete without its background … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise (Judges 4:1-10)

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, June 4 is Judges 4:1-10, the first part of the story of Deborah and Barak vs. Sisera. These are my notes on the text: First impressions: there are a lot of place names; Deborah … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, May 28 is the fourth and final chapter of the book of Jonah. My notes on the text include: “Anger” or “angry” shows up five times in the chapter’s 11 verses; almost all the … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise

According to the Biblia Hebraica, Jonah 2 starts with what the NRSV and others make out to be the last verse of ch. 1. Jonah 2 is the Uniform series text for Sunday, May 14. Mostly NRSV with some modifications … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, April 9, is John 3:1-16. This is another very familiar text for lots of people, and I don’t have a whole lot to add by way of exegetical notes. First reading – I wonder … Continue reading

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