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A reading from 1 Peter

The appointed reading was 1 Peter, Chapter 2 verses 18 – 25. This was the first time I had read in Church for many years, so I prepared by reading the lesson, first in Greek and then in English, from … Continue reading

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The Psalms in the Septuagint and the Vulgate

Those of you who have been following the Daily Readings for the Septuagint and the Vulgate might have noticed that the Psalm numbers and verse numbers in the Daily Readings do not always or even often coincide with what is … Continue reading

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The derivation of Easter

Recently, at one of our Greek Revision sessions, someone asked about the derivation of Easter. As an aside someone else also mentioned the derivation of Maundy. The following is taken from the Oxford English Dictionary, Compact Version, which is a … Continue reading

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… and I shall wipe away every tear from every eye…

These words are found at Revelation 21 verse 4. I think that we often do not take the Bible as literally as perhaps we ought and this remark is an example of this. Commonly we think that this only refers … Continue reading

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A note about Hebrews 1:1

In the AV the first verse of Hebrews runs like this: “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake unto our forefathers in times past through the prophets, hath in these last days spoken to us through his … Continue reading

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An Innocent question

I suppose you have all heard of the saying ‘be careful what you ask for – you might get it!’ and its Christian equivalent ‘be careful what you pray for – you might get it!’. Some months ago, at our … Continue reading

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