New feature = the 100 easiest chapters


Recently recommended “The 100 Simplest Chapters of the Hebrew Bible” by Jeremy Bullard. It is a short article you can read for yourself. I was intrigued by his list of the one hundred “simplest” chapters in the Hebrew Bible. Time permitting I will start working through the list.

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Lections = 5th Sunday in Lent (A)

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Hebrew notes = Ezekiel 37:1-14
Hebrew notes = Psalm 130

Greek notes = Romans 8:6-11
Greek notes = John 11:1-45

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Possible mistakes with Septuagint passages and links


This morning I realized I have apparently been making at least one series of mistakes. Several months back I started including links to verses/passages from the Septuagint. However it is possible that links to verses/passages are incorrect. I had been misinterpreting the part of Kata Biblion that lists the Psalms in the Septuagint. I assumed the first number meant which chapter in the Masoretic Text and the number in parentheses is the chapter in the Septuagint. The opposite is the case. So 26(27) means “chapter 26 in the Septuagint (chapter 27 in the Masoretic Text)”.

It is possible I have been making a similar mistake when preparing Lections posts using BibleWorks. BibleWorks has a Search Version(s) setting. For reasons I do not understand sometimes it is set to BGT (or Greek Bible) rather than NRSV (which is what I prefer to use). So if Search Version(s) is set to BGT and I search for say Psalm 27:1, 4-9 it will use the Greek chapter/number as the reference. And display verses from Psalm 26 in English, Hebrew, and so on. It is possible that Psalm passages in Lections posts are therefore incorrect.

I have caught these mistakes and will try not to make them again. Time permitting I might go back and check Lections posts.

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Hebrew notes = Exodus 24:1-18

Hebrewnotes_Exodus 24.1-18 (PDF)
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Chart = the Ten Plagues in Exodus 7-10

Exodus 7-10 Chart 20101201 (DOC)
Exodus 7-10 Chart 20101201 (PDF)

From a Bible study on Exodus I led in 2010. Interesting results. I noticed two things.

  1. Each plague is a unique combination of various elements. I expected some plagues to repeat a previous plague and only the specific plague changed. Nope.
  2. Notice the last column. When did God start hardening Pharaoh’s heart? Only toward the end.
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Hebrew notes = Exodus 14:1-31

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Hebrew notes = Exodus 11:1-10

Hebrewnotes_Exodus 11.1-10 (PDF)
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Hebrew notes = Ezekiel 37:1-14

Hebrewnotes_Ezekiel 37.1-14 (PDF)
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5th Sunday in Lent (A)

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Lections = Annunciation (A)

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Hebrew notes = Isaiah 7:10-14
Hebrew notes = Psalm 45 or
Hebrew notes = Psalm 40:5-10

Greek notes = Hebrews 10:4-10
Greek notes = Luke 1:26-38

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Greek notes = Ephesians 5:8-14

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4th Sunday in Lent (A)

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Hebrew Notes = 1 Samuel 16:1-13

Hebrewnotes_1 Samuel 16.1-13 (PDF)
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4th Sunday in Lent (A)

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