Conversing With Ancient Text

by Beth A Richardson on January 21, 2017 · 1 comment


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Saturday, January 21. Read Matthew 4:12-23. How does Matthew’s continuing reference to Old Testament texts carry on a conversation between centuries? How can we relate to ancient texts today?

Share your understanding.

Words from the Word: He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, so that what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled
– Matthew 4:13-14, NRSV

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Audio Lectio: Pray the scripture using audio lectio from Matthew 4:12-23.

Spiritual Tools: This week’s spiritual practice by Amy Oden is “Welcoming the Political Stranger.”

Art Credit: He, Qi. Calling Disciples, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved January 3, 2017]. Original source:

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Gary Gore January 23, 2017 at 10:00 pm

I would love to see comments on relating to ancient texts. I need to have coaching.and guidance. I remember the rule from Disciple studies,”What did it mean for them then? What does it mean for us now”. Or is it about comparing interpretations down through the ages

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