Lections = 3rd Sunday in Lent (C)

lections_3lentc_20190324 (DOCX)
lections_3lentc_20190324 (PDF)

Hebrew notes = Isaiah 55:1-9
Hebrew notes = Psalm 63:1-8

Greek notes = Luke 13:1-9

Notes_3LentC_Luke13_Isaiah55_201903 (PDF)
Notes_3LentC_Luke13_Isaiah55_201903 (DOCX)

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Welcome to Plenum Creaturis! Lectionary readings, Hebrew notes, Greek notes

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Important note = I use the Revised Common Lectionary website of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library to check the lectionary readings for each Sunday.

Introduction = What are “lections” and how are they formatted?

A few basic goals of this website =

  1. Start posting the lections for each Sunday and do so without missing a Sunday. In other words gradually post a complete set.
  2. Gradually assign better and more consistent names to files containing the lectionary readings. After several years naming files Texts_Sunday_Date henceforth will name files with lectionary readings Lections_Sunday_Date. If there is a quick and dirty way to rename a list of files in Windows 7 that would be nice. I used to know how to do that in DOS. Good times.
  3. Over the years I have switched which English translations to include in the lectionary reading files. I used to include New International Version and New Revised Standard Version. Became disillusioned with the NIV and started to include the English Standard Version. Since I began serving under the United Methodist Church began to include the Contemporary English Bible instead of the ESV. The United Methodist Church seems to favor the CEB and NRSV. I prefer the ESV over the CEB and therefore will include the ESV as well.

So henceforth [Ed – “henceforth” from when?] the lections files will include (1) ESV (2) CEB (3) NRSV (4) LXX aka Septuagint (if applicable) (5) MT aka Masoretic Text (if applicable) and (6) GNT aka Greek New Testament (if applicable). I also insert a page break so that no one page contains more than one lection or portion thereof.

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Greek notes = 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

Greeknotes_2 Corinthians 5.16-21 UBS5 (PDF)
Greeknotes_2 Corinthians 5.16-21 UBS5 (DOCX)

4th Sunday in Lent (C)

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Lections = Good Friday (C)

Notes_GoodFridayC_201904 (PDF)
Notes_GoodFridayC_201904 (DOCX)

Hebrew notes = Isaiah 52:13-53:12     CHECK SCOPE
Hebrew notes = Psalm 22

Greek notes = Hebrews 10:16-25
Greek notes = Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
Greek notes = John 18:1-19:42

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Lections = Maundy Thursday (C)

Lections_MaundyThursdayC_201904 (PDF)
Lections_MaundyThursdayC_201904 (DOCX)

Hebrew notes = Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14 CHECK SCOPE
Hebrew notes = Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 

Greek notes = 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
Greek notes = John 13:1-17, 31b-35

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Greek notes = Luke 13:1-9

Greeknotes_Luke 13.1-9 UBS5 (PDF)
Greeknotes_Luke 13.1-9 UBS5 (DOCX)

3rd Sunday in Lent (C)

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Lections = 2nd Sunday in Lent (C)

lections_2lentc_20190317 (PDF)
lections_2lentc_20190317 (DOCX)

Hebrew notes = Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18
Hebrew notes = Psalm 27

Greek notes = Luke 9:28-43a

Notes_Genesis15_2LentC_201903 (PDF)
Notes_Genesis15_2LentC_201903 (DOCX)

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Lections = 1st Sunday in Lent (C)

lections_1lentc_20190310 (DOCX)
lections_1lentc_20190310 (PDF)

Hebrew notes = Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Hebrew notes = Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16

Greek notes = Luke 4:1-13

Notes_1LentC_Luke4_20190310 (PDF)
Notes_1LentC_Luke4_20190310 (DOCX)

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Lections = Ash Wednesday (C)

lections_ashwednesdayc_20190306 (PDF)
lections_ashwednesdayc_20190306 (DOCX)

Hebrew notes = Joel 2:1-2, 12-17
Hebrew notes = Isaiah 58:1-12
Hebrew notes = Psalm 51:1-17

Greek notes = Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

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Translation of 2 Timothy 1:12

Someone asked me to comment on different ways to translate 2 Timothy 1:12. Keep in mind I am not a Greek scholar. (Which is an odd thing to say when one has had a total of 3 years of Classical and Koine Greek although spread out over many years.) Although I took plenty of Greek I specialized much more in Biblical Hebrew and other ancient Semitic languages.

Anyways here are my comments.

Translation of 2 Timothy 1 (PDF)
Translation of 2 Timothy 1 (DOCX)

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Lections = Transfiguration (C)

lections_transfigurationc_20190303 (DOCX)
lections_transfigurationc_20190303 (PDF)

Hebrew notes = Exodus 34:29-35
Hebrew notes = Psalm 99

Greek notes = Luke 9:28-43

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