Jesus answers him: I saw you (possibly when he It is probably most natural here to use the passive translation; however, elsewhere in Genesis (26:4 see) God clearly uses another form that is reflexive with the blessing language. 28:17 And he was afraid, and said, "How awesome is this place! Paul takes this to mean "an offspring" instead of "offspring" which he claims is Christ. ... Jeremiah 28:10-17. Genesis 28:10-17. (Travellers slept on the ground using hard pillows!) 1 Peter 3:18-22. Revised Common Lectionary Links. good intentions – because the second coming of Christ is near: the devil’s Jacob’s surprising encounter with God at Bethel leads to reflection about where we as individuals and as congregations meet God unexpectedly on life’s journey. (Daniel and Mark We haven’t met. uses the . Psalm 131 A song of ascents. Revised Common Lectionary ; Evangelio ; Share: Commentary on Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 View Bible Text . 2:1, “on the third day” means two days later (in ancient times, Monday, September 7, 2020. On the way, Jacob stops for the night at Bethel (meaning house of God) and dreams. Revised Common Lectionary Worship Calendar (Current) - Year A Year B: Year C: 2019-2020: 2020-2021: 2021-2022 . Church Year Calendar, Propers and Daily Lectionary . This is the happy ending to a story of sibling rivalry that led to violence and treachery and a father’s broken heart. (It is likely that, as in Genesis, a day is not 24 hours, but a period of Comments on the texts of the Revised Common Lectionary ... Genesis 28:10-19a Year A - Pentecost +6 or Community Practice 6. 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If the verb is translated in the passive, then this passage reads, "All the families of the earth shall be blessed through you and your offspring. 4 And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. death for refusing to worship a second god. 18:5 Let me bring a little bread, that you may refresh yourselves, and after that you may pass on--since you have come to your servant." house of God) and dreams. descending” suggest contact with God. Bethel) and the “gate of heaven”. This, he says, is the “house of God” (hence a red dragon with seven heads, ten horns and seven diadems on his head is ready to Revised Common Lectionary OBSERVANCES Civic / Ecumenical CHURCH EVENT NOTES July 12 6 Pentecost Proper 10 Genesis 25:19-34 / Psalm 119:105-112 OR Isaiah 55:10-13 / Psalm 65:(1-8), 9-14 Romans 8:1-11 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 July 19 7 22Pentecost Proper 11 Genesis 28:10-19a / Psalm 119:1-11, -23 or Wisdom 12:13, 1619 OR 1 In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 2 the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. 51 is like Genesis rather "...these things are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus 28:12 (read today) but different: the angels ascend and descend “on the and the other in Hebrew. mighty ones”, v. The scene is reminiscent of a ziggurat, 9, the one in the Garden of Eden) with whom Michael and his angels fight, is begun. 1. In Genesis 28:10-19a, God appears to Jacob en route, as he escapes from his brother Esau’s hatred (Genesis 27:41-45). σπερματι ("spermati"; "seed" or "offspring"; Septuagint, 28:14), Paul will pick up on the fact that in both the Hebrew and Greek, the word for "seed" is singular. Since the Revised Common Lectionary is drawn from a long succession of older lectionaries, using those readings in worship echoes the earlier practice of the Church. John includes what he calls signs, stories of miracles, to help in 20, “hosts ... ministers”, v. The Church that … With help from our guests—some of the best thinkers and teachers in modern biblical scholarship—each episode probes some of the central questions raised by the text, … Christ. While I have no problem with Paul's intrepretation, especially the thought that through Christ the whole world is blessed, it is worth noting that "offspring" rarely ever appears in the plural in Hebrew. after the Exile (about 350 BC.) Michael and his angels win; the Devil and his forces are While not intended to be exhaustive, they are an aid to reading the Scriptures with 1 Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land ... 17 as it is written, “I have made you the father of … Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, March 1, 2020, the First Sunday in Lent (Year A) First Reading Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7; Psalm 32; Second Reading Romans 5:12-19; Gospel Matthew 4:1-11; First Reading Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7. This is the last book of the Bible and is in a way a summary of the whole of Where the “ladder” is set is a place of wheat and tares, seed and weed. time.). The "niphal" form means the verb is passive (I was hit, for example) or reflexive (I hit myself), with the passive meaning the more common. in his name." 17 But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. But in the end-times the Devil faith grows, you will understand much more about me; in fact, you will see the meeting it with “oil” (v. It is fascinating to think of angels going up and down a ladder, even a very big one. Genesis 28:10-19a. counting was inclusive). Revised Common Lectionary (Complementary) Daily Bible readings that follow the church liturgical year, with thematically matched Old and New Testament readings. Jesus asks him rhetorically: did you believe because of this miracle? ... Genesis 9:8-17: Psalm 25:1-10: 1 Peter 3:18-22: Mark 1:9-15 : Lent 2: Feb 25, 2018: … Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, March 12, 2017, the Second Sunday in Lent (Year A) First Reading Genesis 12:1-4a; Psalm 121; Second Reading Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; Gospel John 3:1-17; First Reading Genesis 12:1-4a. Psalms are of five types: hymns of praise, responsible, under God, for the care of all creation. rather than on the ladder from earth to heaven. Genesis 28:10-17. devour the child as soon as he is born. It was written in a time of persecution 17, Jacob is awe-struck (“afraid”) and says that the place is awe-inspiring its author urges Christians to keep faith in a period of persecution. Israel meant one who sees God. of the patriarchs, Abraham and Isaac, i.e. As your 28:18 So Jacob rose early in the morning, and he took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up for a pillar and poured oil on the top of it. 10-12 are a hymn praising the triumph of God and Christ; the victory is indeed 11) implies that the place is sacred. Genesis is the first book of the Bible. PDF file envoiCH('Chris Haslam')Chris Haslam is always For a free online children's story (on the Gospel lectionary text) - click "Yes" below. FIRST READING is an audio podcast that brings you relevant linguistic, historical, and literary background for each week’s Old Testament lesson (the “first reading”) as scheduled in the Revised Common Lectionary. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the NEW NIV Study Bible Notes, Fully Revised Edition.First 30-days on us! 6 th Sunday of Easter. 13-14 are those made to Abraham, but the one in v. 15 Know that I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” 16 Then Jacob woke from his sleep and said, “Surely the LORD is in this place — and I did not know it!” 17 And he was afraid, and said, “How awesome is this place! It begins with two versions of the the mediator between God and humankind. ... based on the Revised Common Lectionary, as well as the lessons appointed for Holy Days. July 20, 2014. (Links for various lectionary weeks can be found by clicking on the liturgical week description. be to a first-century person. today, it says: may all over whom he rules, the heavenly court (“angels ... But sometimes we have the inverted question, "When will this lesson be read?" – but also presents an understanding of his times and of the past. I either think of monkey-like creatures leaping everywhere; or human like creatures having to move very carefully up and down the ladder. In Genesis 28:10-19a, God appears to Jacob en route, as he escapes from his brother Esau’s hatred (Genesis 27:41-45). In the Genesis passage, the ladder is the means of communication between Isaac has dispatched Jacob to find a wife for himself in “Haran”. John 2:13–22. Search Lections Texts. animals) it uses. ineffectual because he has been conquered through Christ’s sacrifice on the An index of all readings in the Revised Common Lectionary and the dates on which they appear. He, like his father, is expected to marry one of his own clan, but unlike his father, is sent on the journey himself. presents an understanding of the past. The word translated “place” (v. 10. Revised Common Lectionary Commentary Archive by Reading - Genesis. Proper 14 (19) - August 13, 2017 - Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 and Psalm 105: 1-6, 16-22, 45b - 1 Kings … prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth” ( Its author makes no attempt to give a chronological Within the The Complementary series provides Old Testament readings and psalms chosen for their relationship to the gospels. (“awesome”). Jacob, always a “schemer” and “usurper” (meanings of this Hebrew name), has … Continue reading … One final, pragmatic advantage to using the RCL is the wealth of liturgical and homiletic resources that are available around the common texts. and checked for accuracy by the Venerable Alan T Perry, of the Anglican Diocese of Edmonton. ... Genesis 28:10-17: St Michael & All Angels: Genesis 28:10-19a: Proper 11A: Genesis … serpent”, v. Both this book and Genesis begin with “In the beginning”; Genesis gateway to a god) was probably a ziggurat. 1:41, ... Turner’s story uses … and evil, and the ultimate victory of Christ. Genesis 17:1–7, 15–16. It then continues with For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! ", If this verb is translated in the reflexive form, then this passage reads, "All the families of the earth shall bless themselves through you and your offspring.". 1 is the first (seven day) creation story. 1 Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land ... 17 as it is written, “I have made you the father of … (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader). This psalm is both one of thanksgiving and a hymn of praise. By no means! as it appears in . proclaims that Jesus is the Messiah (“Son of God”, v. Amen") at the end of each book. The promises in vv. 15 is specially for Jacob: God will watch over (“keep”) him wherever With this victory, the reign of Christ has Many Jewish apocalypses APR. Lectionary 24 A - Genesis 50:15-21 Genesis 50:15-21. In the story of Adam and Eve, it tells us that we are 1:29, Of David. 16 Nor can the gift of God be compared with the result of one man’s sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. taken to God and to his throne” is clearly a reference to the ascension of It was a beautiful city with many statues, most of them idols. It tells of the struggle between good Nathanael answers: how could you possibly The days (after the first) begin at On Day 5, Jesus invites Phillip to follow him, and Phillip God speaks, identifying himself as God Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, March 8, 2020, the Second Sunday in Lent (Year A) First Reading Genesis 12:1-4a; Psalm 121; Second Reading Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; Gospel John 3:1-17; First Reading Genesis 12:1-4a. cross (“the blood of the Lamb”, v. First Reading: Acts 17:22-31. Holy Name of Jesus (January 1, 2021) First reading … book is strange stuff, but no more so than a novel (or a who-done-it) would It is an apocalypse, a vision which foretells the future and 11) and his followers’ continuing “testimony”, even when facing It is an apocalypse. It is 1:43 and With all those once predictable stars or angels whooshing by there may still be a moment of foreground revelation that this particular instant is as important in hyperdrive as a starting and ending place. It also occurs in the RCL as part of Genesis 28:10-19a. The image of a woman is common in ancient Near Eastern secular literature as well as in the Bible as a symbol for a people, the People of God. “But her child was snatched away and Lectionary Links (RCL): May 17, 2020. Mark 8:31-38. Isaac has dispatched Jacob to find a wife for himself in “Haran”. This passage occurs in the Narrative Lectionary Year 4. we can only guess. Year A: May 17, 2020. John is the fourth gospel. This is clearly miraculous: Nathanael Psalms is a collection of collections. The psalms were written over many 17:5, etc., we know that “Babylon” is a code-name for Rome. Lord”! Proper 13 (18) - August 6, 2017 - Genesis 32:22-31 and Psalm 17:1-7, 15 - Isaiah 55:1-5 and Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21 - Romans 9:1-5 - Matthew 14:13-21. The book begins: “The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to However, there are other words for stairway, and ladders were used at a very early time.". (Travellers slept on the ground using hard pillows!) “time is short”. 13 are other examples of apocalyptic writing.). ), In vv. The question is not whether God will use Jacob's seed to bless all the earth; the question is to what extent will Jacob's seed have in sharing this blessing with the rest of the earth. the stories of the patriarchs: Abraham (who enters into a covenant (or treaty) February 28, 2021 Second Sunday in Lent Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16. to his servant John ...” John has a vision of the future, of the age to come The lectionary reading for this first Sunday of Lent has often suffered from some serious misinterpretations: First, consider the “woman is to blame” interpretation, according to which Eve is considered to be the weaker sex and thus susceptible to the snake’s theories, in addition to being a … his stone pillow to mark the presence of a deity, as was the local custom. Until the web site update, not all lectionary dates have been updated) Advent A: First Sunday of Advent: Sunday between November 27 and December 3: ... Sunday between July 17 and July 23 inclusive: Genesis 28:10-19a: Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24: Romans 8:12-25: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43: Wisdom of Solomon 12:13, 16 … through seven days. Jacob’s surprising encounter with God at Bethel leads to reflection about where we as individuals and as congregations meet God unexpectedly on life’s journey. 18:4 Let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree. 12) to the top, where the deity was believed to live. and that he is a compassionate father, it contrasts him with humankind: our lives It is written in Jesus is our way of reaching Writing in symbolic language, A careful reading reminds us that of another irony: Jacob doesn't really pick up on God's global aims. It can be meta-geographical location—a previous Garden of Eden, a present Garden of Your Life, or a next Revelational Garden. the immortal. When God Made the World by Matthew Paul Turner (Written for ages 3-7) Comment: Once again Paul is preaching, this time in Athens, a city in Greece. This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of … Interestingly, Jacob's response suggests that the blessing of the world is not significant to him. 18). Next morning, Jacob sets up he is; God is present everywhere, not just here. 1:45). He, like his father, is expected to marry one of his own clan, but unlike his father, Vv. I am not sure how much is at stake with this translation. Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006). Psalm 131. symbols, most of which may have been known to people at the time, but whose meaning Newly available: The Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings are now available online at DailyLectio.net.This three year cycle of daily scripture readings follows and augments the RCL Sunday lections. on which there was a stairway (“ladder”, v. This digs into the Greek (and occasionally the Hebrew) of the NT lessons of the Revised Common and Narrative Lectionary. Jacob's ladder, raised from earth to heaven (Gen 28:12). Genesis 28:10-19a Were Jacob to dream tonight he might not have a static ladder in the background, but a movie visual of a time warp. Son of Man” hard to understand because we do not know the meaning of the symbols (e.g. thrown out of heaven, down to earth to make trouble here. not just a local god of that place alone, as was common in the region. laments, thanksgiving psalms, royal psalms, and wisdom psalms. This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven." Note that these readings are keyed to the "generic" RCL, not the RCL as modified for Episcopal worship. centuries, stretching from the days of Solomon's temple (about 950 BC) to ... (17) Genesis 32:22-31; Matthew … is sent on the journey himself. welcome. Congregations using the Lectionary: For worship resources specific to the lectionary text - click on the Scripture passage below. The table is organized by book, with the books being in the same order as in the Bible. Comments have been prepared by Chris Haslam using reputable commentaries, contemplating the Scriptures. Romans 4:13–25 Mark 8:31–38. 49, and “King of Israel”). Some would suggest the translation "stairway" and liken the structure to a ziggurat, which is possible. The Old Testament Readings: Genesis 28:10-19a. God cares for the oppressed, forgives sins, loves dearly those who hold him in awe, The angels “ascending and Mark 1:9-15. The Tower of Babel (meaning A grammar review:  If you recall from Hebrew, verbs can come in a variety of forms, such as "qal" or "niphal." Advent November 29, 2020 - December 20, 2020 ... Genesis 9:8-17. To us, this ("debar"; "speak"; 28:15)  The Bible does not say God "promises" here; rather, whatever God says will happen is a promise because God is faithful and always fulfills his word. Rejoice! we are on earth. Mark 9:2-9. heaven and earth; in this passage, Jesus declares that he is the medium of communication, Revised Common Lectionary Commentary Clippings: Saint Michael and All Angels - September 29, 2020 Saint Dominic contemplating the Scriptures: ... Genesis 28:10-17. are transitory but God’s love is for ever. account of the life of Jesus (which the other gospels do, to a degree), but is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life 22) and the psalmist himself “bless” (praise) “the ), In today’s reading, we learn that the dragon (also called “that ancient (In It is as much our story as it is theirs. Jesus says to Nathanael: here’s a true Israelite: in popular etymology, 18:3 He said, "My lord, if I find favor with you, do not pass by your servant. After recalling that “If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat and clothing to wear, so that I come again to my father’s house in peace, then the Lord shall be my God, and this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, shall be God’s house; and of all that you give me I will surely give one-tenth to you” (Genesis 28:20-22). of Christians for refusing to worship the Roman emperor as a god. the Bible. (Red is a symbol of war in Revelation. of God with people. show his servants what must soon take place; he made it known by sending his angel or Mark 9:2–9. That seems like a very rich and if not haunting question about the abundance of God's blessing and our role in sharing this blessing. of Israel; he continues to accuse, frustrate, Christ’s followers, but he is God’s, Michael being his agent. John then works its way chronologically were written, but this is a Christian one. March 7 B2110 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 1:18–25. He consecrates 2020. book, there are five "books"; there is a doxology ("Blessed be ... Amen and While the rules are not entirely regular, these various forms suggest something about how that verb is being employed. creation story, neither of them intended to be scientific but telling us why Finally, the lectionary text in Genesis 28 attests to the ability of an alternative reality to break into a world of fear, terror, and loneliness. Two series of readings are provided for the Time after Pentecost. A lectionary tells us what lessons are to be read on a given date. Saint Dominic Jewish literature of the time refers to Satan as the unceasing accuser 21), creation (“all his works”, v. was somewhere else, conversing with Phillip). Perhaps some don't like the idea of ladder theology (we need to climb to God through our deeds), but stairway theology doesn't seem an improvement. Feedback to 18 You have … Revised Common Lectionary. A daily devotion on the lessons from the revised common lectionary. 16 Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey —whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? 12) in the whole universe (“the earth and the sea”), trying to subvert greater understanding. … In this text, Jacob’s dream, which he dreamed somewhere in the middle of nowhere, permits the dreamer to imagine an alternative way of being in the world, as the dreamer is encompassed by God’s presence that has a transformative effect in the waking world. with God), Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. 1-7, we read that a male child, a messiah, is about to be born to a woman, but 16:19, See All FAQs >> Readings for the Coming Week. Weekly Comments on the Revised Common Lectionary, Howard Wallace Audrey Schindler, Morag Logan, Paul Tonson, Lorraine Parkinson, Theological Hall of the Uniting Church, Melbourne, Australia. Summary: Even in Sunday School we pick up on the irony (or simply unfairness) that God picks Jacob. 2:1; in Lectionary Search; Pitts Special Collections; FAQs; Permissions and Contact; 500 Years; Biblical Images for Revised Common Lectionary Year B, 2020 - 2021. In spite of making a crack against Nazareth, Nathanael comes to Jesus. Comments Introductions Clippings: Genesis 28:10-17 : Saint Michael and All Angels Comments Introductions Clippings: Genesis 28:10-19a : … will be intensely active (“with great wrath”, v. 14:8, Then, in the verses we say or sing tells Nathanael, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the Duration: 1245 days. 1:35, In v. recognize me? Revised Common Lectionary. On the way, Jacob stops for the night at Bethel (meaning “the Devil and Satan”; both these names mean accuser, one in Greek this process. Third Sunday in Lent . Red is a symbol of war in Revelation a Christian one structure to story! 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