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April 28th: Numbers 24 & Luke 1:24-56

Alastair Roberts

April 28th: Numbers 24 & Luke 1:24-56

April 27, 2020
Alastair Roberts
Alastair Roberts

Balaam's further oracles. The annunciation of the birth of Jesus.

Some passages referenced:

Genesis 49:9-10 (blessings of Judah); Genesis 12:1-3 (blessings of Abraham); 2 Samuel 8:2, 11-15 (David’s victories over other nations); Exodus 17:8-16 (battle against the Amalekites); Genesis 25:3 (Asshurim); Jeremiah 48:45, Daniel 11:30 (later allusions to Balaam’s prophecies).

Daniel 8:16, 9:21 (the Angel Gabriel); Luke 1:76 (John the Baptist as the Prophet of the Most High); Isaiah 7:10-17 (the virgin giving birth); 2 Samuel 7:12-14 (the Davidic covenant); Genesis 1:2 (Spirit hovering over waters); Exodus 40:34-35 (cloud overshadowing the tabernacle); Genesis 18:14 (nothing impossible with God); 2 Samuel 6:14-16 (David leaping before the Ark); Judges 5:24 (blessing of Jael); Genesis 3:15 (crushing the serpent’s head); Luke 23:44 (darkness over the face of the land from the sixth to the ninth hours); 1 Samuel 2:1-10 (Hannah’s prayer); Psalm 113:7-9 (allusions to Hannah’s prayer).

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

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