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April 30th: Deuteronomy 1 & Luke 2:1-21

Alastair Roberts

April 30th: Deuteronomy 1 & Luke 2:1-21

April 29, 2020
Alastair Roberts
Alastair Roberts

Moses recounts Israel's rebellion. The birth of Jesus and the angels appearing to the shepherds.

Some passages referenced:

Deuteronomy 26:16-19, 27:9 (Deuteronomy as a formal renewal of the covenant); Deuteronomy 1:1-5 (Preamble); Deuteronomy 1:6—4:49 (Historical Prologue); Deuteronomy 5—11 (General Stipulations); Deuteronomy 12—26 (Specific Stipulations); Deuteronomy 27—28 (Blessings and Curses); Deuteronomy 30:19, 31:19, 32:1-43 (Witnesses).

Acts 5:37 (Judas the Galilean and the days of the census); Genesis 46:32-34, 47:3 (Hebrews distinguished from the Egyptians as a shepherding people); Psalm 23, Jeremiah 3:15, 23:1-4, Ezekiel 34 (shepherding imagery); Isaiah 63:11-13 (Moses the shepherd leading Israel like a flock); Exodus 3:12 (the sign given to Moses); Ezekiel 34:23, Micah 5:2-5 (the promise of the Davidic shepherd); Luke 23:53 (wrapped in linen garments and laid in the tomb); 24:4 (dazzling appearance of angels after the resurrection); Luke 24:12 (the sign of the unwrapped linen garments and the empty tomb, with marvelling in response); Luke 24:52-53 (the apostles’ respond with worship).

Reflections upon the readings from the ACNA Book of Common Prayer (http://bcp2019.anglicanchurch.net/).

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