The Old Testament readings this week in Exodus focus on the confrontation between the Lord and Pharaoh over the people of Israel, resulting in God's plagues of judgment upon Egypt and the Exodus of God's people from bondage. The New Testament readings begin a two-week sequence through the letter to the Hebrews.
Author: SJ Hatch
Lectionary Reading – Year A Week 11
This week begins a new set of Old Testament readings, turning to the book of Exodus. If Genesis is an extended prologue to the Great Deliverance of the Old Testament, then Exodus is the main event.
Lectionary Reading – Year A Week 10
This week's Old and New Testament readings in Genesis and Revelation respectively to a conclusion.
Joseph, the Bridge Between the Abrahamic and Mosaic Covenants (Gen. 37-50)
For the delivered Israelites, the Joseph narrative explains why the nation went down to Egypt in the first place and the covenantal basis for God’s delivering them. It does not evidence direct revelatory engagement between God and His people, but both Joseph and his brothers come see God’s providential working in the events that unfold.
Lectionary Reading – Year A Week 9
The Old Testament readings in Genesis cover the account of Joseph through his rise to be the vizier in Egypt during the seven years of famine. The New Testament readings in Revelation comprise the center of the vision, not merely formally, but also in terms of the narrative, as chapters 12-14 describe the heart of the spiritual conflict that is behind the persecution that believers face.