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Richard A. Horsley, “Wisdom of Word
and Words of Wisdom in
Horsley argues that development of eloquent speech is part of First Testament wisdom, extending into the New Testament. In other words, education, reading, and speaking helps with the spiritual life. By implication, Mary read, studied, and participated in temple life. Also by implication, sermons that do not exhibit education and reading are unworthy of the altar.
Dennis Hamm, S.J., “The Tamid Service in Luke-Acts: The Cultic Background behind Luke's Theology of Worship (Luke 1:5-25; 18:9-14; 24:50-53; Acts 3:1; 10:3, 30)"
Hamm argues that Sirach 1:1—42:14 is a synthesis of Jewish wisdom and piety, before explaining Jewish salvation history, upon which Mary taught Jesus to meditate.
Neyrey develops the relationship between how children honor their fathers and the authority of their fathers. Here Neyrey uses Sirach 3:11-16; below he uses Colossians 3:21.
Grundy argues that in the divine order the implication of the Sabbath commandment requires the Faithful “provide care for a man in his old age, when he most needs economic assistance (Sir 3:13-16a) …” That would be Jesus, caring for Joseph, before Jesus began his public life.
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5 (cf. 1)
The Bishops inadvertently present Colossians 3:12-13 one way in their Catechism and another way in their Lectionary. Their Lectionary is closer to the original Greek.
Lectionary … heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility …
Catechism …heartfelt compassion, … humility …
The Bishops omit kindness.
Lectionary … bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if one has a grievance …
Catechism … bearing with one another. … If one has a grievance …
The Bishops omit and forgiving one another.
The Greek for “Husbands … avoid any bitterness toward [your wives]” connotes sharpness.
Neyrey develops the relationship between how children honor their fathers and the authority of their fathers. How children honor their fathers determines the authority of their fathers.
Alleluia: Colossians 3:15a, 16a
Gospel: Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23
Mark J. Goodwin, “Hosea and `the Son of the Living God’ in Matthew 16:16b"
Goodwin argues that Hosea is the prophet to whom Matthew refers.
Margaret Barker, The Great High Priest: The Temple Roots of Christian Liturgy
Develops the possibility that, as a young girl, the Blessed Virgin Mary helped to sew the temple veil.
Matthew expects his readers to know what the prophets had said. This understanding is fundamental to the thesis Whitters develops that Matthew presents Jesus in the footsteps of Jeremiah.
For more on sources see the Appendix file on the web site at www.western-civilization.com/CBQ/Personal%20Notes
 the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 39, No. 2 (April 1977) 225.
 the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 65, No. 2 (April 2003) 220.
 the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 69, No. 2 (April 2007) 275.
 the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 59, No. 3 (July 1997) 470.
 the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 69, No. 2 (April2007) 275.
 the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 67, No. 2 (April 2005) 274, 277, 278.
 the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 68, No. 2 (July 2006) 238.