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Scripture Guide Isaiah 40:1-11

Scripture Guide Isaiah 40:1-11

Isaiah 40:1-11 Summary of the Text Ancient Lens: What can we learn from the historical context?   While crises seem innumerable in the OT, none could compare to the crisis of exile. Babylon, in 587 BC, destroys the city of Jerusalem and the temple, and carries many of...
RCL Year B:  Second Sunday of Advent: Isaiah 40:1-11

RCL Year B: Second Sunday of Advent: Isaiah 40:1-11

Second Sunday of Advent: Year B Lectionary Texts Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 Highlighted Text: Isaiah 40:1-11 AIM Method In the following commentary, we examine the lectionary text through three lenses: the ancient, Ἰησοῦς=Jesus, and...