Monthly Archives: January 2010

Bible Blog 64

“People who use sacred texts have often found ways of selecting passages appropriate to their needs. Disciples of Confucius used a complex system of hexagrams, chosen by lot, to find images and comments suitable to their time, place and situation. In classical and medieval times, the writings of Virgil and Homer were used in a […]

Bible Blog 63

This blog reflects on the daily bible readings of the Catholic Church  Reading 1, 1 Sam 9:1-4, 17-19; 10:1a 1 Among the men of Benjamin was a man called Kish son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah; a Benjaminite and a person of rank. 2 He had a son called […]

Bible Blog 62

This blog follows the daily bible readings of the Catholic Church Reading 1, 1 Samuel 8:4-7, 10-22a 4 The elders of Israel all assembled, went back to Samuel at Ramah, and said, 5 ‘Look, you are old, and your sons are not following your example. So give us a king to judge us, like the […]

Bible Blog 61

There are days when it seems trivial to look at the Bible rather than face the reality of the world. At least 100,000 men, women and children are reported dead in the Haitian earthquake. Probably the death toll will rise to 250,000 once the deaths of missing persons are confirmed and the subsequent deaths of […]

Bible Blog 60

This blog continues to follow the daily readings of the Catholic Church  Reading 1, 1 Samuel 3:1-10, 19-20 1 Now, the boy Samuel was serving the Lord in the presence of Eli; in those days it was rare for Yahweh to speak; visions were uncommon. 2 One day, it happened that Eli was lying down […]

Bible Blog 59

Reading 1, 1 Samuel 1:9-20 9 When they had finished eating in the room, Hannah got up and stood before the Lord. Eli the priest was sitting on his seat by the doorpost of the temple of the Lord. 10 In the bitterness of her soul she prayed with many tears, 11 and she made […]

Bible Blog 58

Reading 1, 1 Samuel 1:1-8 1 There was a man of Ramathaim, a Zuphite from the highlands of Ephraim whose name was Elkanah son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son of Zuph, an Ephraimite. 2 He had two wives, one called Hannah, the other Peninnah; Peninnah had children but Hannah had none. […]

Bible Blog 57

This blog follows the daily bible readings of the Catholic Church  Reading 1, 1 John 5:14-21 14 Our fearlessness towards him consists in this, that if we ask anything in accordance with his will he hears us. 15 And if we know that he listens to whatever we ask him, we know that we already […]

bible blog 56

This blog uses the daily bible readings of the Catholic Church Reading 1, 1 John 5:5-13 5 Who can overcome the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? 6 He it is who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ, not with water alone but with water and blood, […]

Bible Blog 55

Reading 1, 1 John 4:19—5:4 19 Let us love, then, because he first loved us. 20 Anyone who says ‘I love God’ and hates his brother, is a liar, since whoever does not love the brother whom he can see cannot love God whom he has not seen. 21 Indeed this is the commandment we […]