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Exegetical Exercise (Daniel 3)

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, January 14 is Daniel 3:19-23, 26-28 – but the story being told occupies all of Daniel 3. It’s the familiar story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego in the fiery furnace, and it’s the third … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise (Matthew 2 1-12)

The text we’re studying this week is Matthew 2:1-12 – “the story of the wise men.” It is one of those texts that we think we already know. In fact, some of us might think we know it so well … Continue reading

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Exegetical Notes (Acts 13 1-12)

The Uniform Series (“International Bible Lessons for Christian Teaching”) text for Sunday, December 10 is Acts 13:1-12. In brief, the Holy Spirit sends Barnabas and Saul on a mission trip to Cyprus and points beyond; the first event reported in … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise (Genesis 8 20-22, 9 8-17)

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, September 3, is Genesis 8:20-22, 9:8-17. Here are a few notes on that text: The book: We are back to Genesis, the Torah; probably the form we have now reflects layers of stories from … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise (Acts 10 19-33)

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, August 27 (last Sunday of the Summer quarter) is Acts 10:19-33, a smaller piece of the longer narrative of Cornelius’ and Cornelius’ household’s acceptance into the Christian community, featuring Peter’s vision of the thing … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise (Acts 9 10-19)

The Uniform Series passage for Sunday, August 20 is Acts 9:10-19, the last part of the episode of Paul (Saul’s) dramatic conversion experience (or, “conversion” experience, if we follow the new scholarship on Paul, which I do, that holds that … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise (Acts 8 26-40)

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, August 13 is Acts 8:26-40. These are my notes on the text: This is an amazing text from a literary point of view; and there are a lot of ideas packed into this text-as-literature. … Continue reading

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