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February 14th: Genesis 44 & Matthew 4

Alastair Roberts

February 14th: Genesis 44 & Matthew 4

February 13, 2020
Alastair Roberts
Alastair Roberts

Judah intercedes for Benjamin. Jesus tempted in the wilderness; the call of the first disciples.

Some passages referenced:

Genesis 31 (the pursuit of Jacob by Laban); Genesis 38 (Judah and Tamar)

Mark 1, Luke 4 (parallel accounts of the temptations); Genesis 3 (temptation in Eden); 1 Samuel 16-17 (David's anointing and facing Goliath); Ezekiel 1 (Ezekiel's vision); Daniel 4 (Nebuchadnezzar's humiliation); Exodus 34:28, Deuteronomy 9:9 (forty days and forty nights for Moses); Matthew 26:63, 27:40, 27:43 (Jesus tempted three times at the cross); Deuteronomy 8 (teaching concerning manna); Psalm 91:4 (the protective 'wing'); Numbers 14 (premature attempt to enter the land); Deuteronomy 34 (Mount Nebo); Isaiah 9:1-2 (Jesus in Naphtali and Zebulun); 1 Kings 19:19-21 (the call of Elisha); Jeremiah 16:16 (fishing as judgment); Isaiah 40:9-11, 52:7-10 (the 'gospel' in Isaiah).

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

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