Friday, December 20, 2013

The Bible Challenge: Day 354

The scriptures read are Zechariah 9, Psalm 138 and Mark 16.

Zechariah 9. The first part is a nightmare to translate because of the very obscure words. But the gist is this: judgment is coming upon the cities of the Philistines.

Another oracle ("burden" in Hebrew) is that of a peaceful king riding a donkey's colt. Jesus appropriates this to make a subtle statement of his Messianic status.

Hope to the prisoners. God will rescue his people.

Psalm 138. A contemporary jazz-inflection version of this psalm.

Mark 16. To read my reflections on this chapter, click here.

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