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Looking More Closely at the Word
The Second Sunday of Lent

February 25, 2018
Working with the Word

Study of the Readings
Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
et al

• Words,     Phrases
To the point
• First Two     Readings
• Experience

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Sign Language Spoken Here

All that they had sought to hear in the revelation through the Law and the Prophets is now fully accessible in the person of Jesus, there with them.

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The Word Encountered

John Kavanaugh, SJ

Being Put to the Test

Is God good? And will God keep his promises? Abraham is our father in faith because he embodies the final act of faith that all of us must make.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Seeing God

It is not clear whether the disciples heard intelligible conversation between Jesus and the prophets, or whether they heard the statement of the heavenly voice.

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Thoughts from the Early Church


Jesus therefore took them up onto the mountain so that they could hear his Father’s voice calling him Son, and he could show them that he was truly the Son of God and was himself divine.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The interest of the story about Isaac lies not so much in its primitive origins, which were connected with the abandonment of human sacrifice, nor with its meaning as it stands in the Pentateuch; it lies, rather, with its later development in Judaism. 

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