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April 9th: Leviticus 19 & Mark 6:30-56

Alastair Roberts

April 9th: Leviticus 19 & Mark 6:30-56

April 8, 2020
Alastair Roberts
Alastair Roberts

Love your neighbour as yourself. Feeding the Five Thousand and walking on the water.

Some passages referenced:

Exodus 19:5-6 (a royal priesthood, a holy nation); Exodus 20 (Ten Words); Exodus 21—23, Deuteronomy 6—26 (expositions of the Ten Words); 1 John 4:20-21 (loving God and one’s brother); Exodus 20:13-17 (the Second Table of the Law).

1 Kings 22:17 (Israel scattered like sheep without a shepherd); Ezekiel 34 (Israel under wicked leaders like sheep without a shepherd); Numbers 27:15-21 (Joshua appointed, so that Israel won’t be like sheep without a shepherd); Ezekiel 34:11-15 (God coming to shepherd his people); 1 Samuel 21:3 (David receives five loaves of bread); Exodus 13:18, Joshua 1:14 (leaving Egypt and entering Canaan in fifties); Exodus 12:37 (numbered apart from women and children); Exodus 16 (manna in the wilderness); Exodus 18 (subdivision of the people under the elders); Mark 14:17-23 (Mark’s account of the Last Supper); 2 Kings 4:42-44 (Elisha multiplying loaves); Isaiah 43:16, 51:9-10, Psalm 77:19 (potential basis for allusions to the Red Sea Crossing in the walking on the water); Job 9:8 (‘walking upon the sea as upon dry ground’); Job 9:11 (‘Behold, he passes by me…’); Exodus 33:17-23, 34:6 (God passing by Moses).

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

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