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March 14th: Exodus 21 & Matthew 21:1-22

Alastair Roberts

March 14th: Exodus 21 & Matthew 21:1-22

March 13, 2020
Alastair Roberts
Alastair Roberts

Case laws of the book of the covenant. The Triumphal Entry and cleansing of the temple.

Some passages referenced:

Genesis 47:13-26 (the Egyptians saved by becoming slaves of Pharaoh); Deuteronomy 24:7 (death penalty for manstealing); Leviticus 25:42ff. (Israel allowed to enslave foreigners taken in war or to buy foreign slaves); Galatians 4:1 (children and slaves); Deuteronomy 5:15, 15:15, 16:12, 24:18, 22 (Israel reminded that they were once slaves in Egypt); Deuteronomy 15:18 (God will bless those who are faithful in the treatment of their slaves); Deuteronomy 15:12-18 (the release of slaves); Judges 15:1 (conjugal visitation); Genesis 44:28-30 (the loss of Joseph and Benjamin to Rachel, the woman wounded by the wrestling men).

Genesis 49:10-11 (Jacob’s prophecy concerning Judah); 1 Samuel 9—10 (Saul’s quest for the donkeys and the start of the story of the kingdom); Judges 5:10, 10:4, 12:14 (donkeys in the book of Judges); 1 Samuel 16:1-2 (Ziba bringing two donkeys to David as he leaves Jerusalem during Absalom’s coup); 1 Kings 1:28-40 (Solomon riding David’s mule to establish his claim to the throne); 2 Kings 9:1-13 (Jehu anointed and riding on people’s garments); 2 Kings 10:18-28 (Jehu ‘cleansing’ the temple of Baal); Zechariah 9:9-10 (Zechariah’s messianic prophecy); Isaiah 56:7 (the temple a den of robbers); 2 Samuel 5:6-8 (David’s victory over the ‘blind and the lame’ in his first capture of Jerusalem); Ezekiel 8—11 (the glory of YHWH leaving Jerusalem).

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

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