This Sunday helps praying the first decade of the new Saint Pope John Paul II First Luminous Mystery of the Rosary, the baptism of Jesus.  The idea to contemplate is preparing the way of the Lord into the lives of the Faithful and all lives.

 

 

Material above the solid line draws from material below the solid line.  Those uninterested in scholarly and tangential details should stop reading here.  If they do, however, they may miss some interesting material.

 

Readings

First Reading                     Isaiah 49:3, 5-6

Psalm:                              Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10 (8a and 9a)

Second Reading                1 Corinthians 1:1-3

Alleluia Verse                    John 1:14a, 12a

Gospel:                             John 1:29-34

 

Annotated Bibliography

 

 

Isaiah 49:3, 5-6

Isaiah 49:1-9

Burkard M. Zapff, review of Sandra Labouvie, Gottesknecht und neuer David:  Der Heilsmittler für Zion und sine Frohbotschaft nach Jesaja 60-62[1]

 

 

Isa 49:1-6

Timothy Wardle, “Resurrection and the Holy City:  Matthew’s Use of Isaiah in 24:51-53”[2]

 

 

Isaiah 49:3, 6

Andrés García Serrano, “Anna’s Characterization in Luke 2:36-38:  A Case of Conceptual Allusion?”[3]

 

 

Isa 49:6

Michael A. Lyons, “Psalm 22 and the `Servants’ of Isaiah 54; 56—66”[4]

 

 

Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10 (8a and 9a)

Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10 (8a and 9a)[5]

Johannes Bugenhagen (1485-1558)

 

John Calvin (1509-1564)

 

Nikolaus Selnecker (1530-1592)

 

= Catholic

Cardinal Cajetan (1469-1534)

 

Calvin

 

Wolfgang Musculus (1497-1563)

Let us not think that God is served if we do what pleases ourselves.

 

The English Annotations (1645, 1651, 1657)

 

 

Psalm 40:7-8

Jacobus Arminius (1559-1609)[6]

 

 

Psalm 40:8

Luther (1483-1546)[7]

 

1 Corinthians 1:3

David Pareus (1548-1622[8]

 

John 1:12a, 14a[9]

Musculus

 

Johannes Brenz (1499-1570)

 

Musculus

 

Brenz

 

Luther

It would still be proper and appropriate to kneel at the words “and was made man,” to sing them with long notes as formerly, to listen with happy hearts to the message that the divine majesty abased himself and became like us poor gags of worms, and to thank God for the ineffable mercy and compassion reflected in the incarnation of the Deity.

 

Johannes Oecolampadius (1482-1531)

 

 

1 Corinthians 1:1-3

 

 

John 1:14a, 12a

 

 

John 1:29-34

John 1:19-36

Richard J. Dillon, “Mark 1:1-15:  `New Evangelization’?”[10]

 

 

John 1:29, 36

Francis J. Moloney, SDB, review of Toan Do, Re-thinking the Death of Jesus:  An Exegetical and Theological Study of Hilasmos and Agape in 1 John 2:1-2 and 4:7-10[11]

Moloney reports, Crucial for D.’s thesis is the centrality of the theme “God is Love” (4:8), which drives the whole of 4:7-10.  The expression has nothing to do with the nature of God but is about ‘the positive causality that God’s love for human beings can be experienced and appreciated” (p. 178).

 

 

John 1:29-34[12]

Caspar Cruciger (1504-1548)

“He bears the sins of the world.”  That is, he removes them.  And thus he says in the epistle, “He appeared to take away, that is to remove, “our sins.”  He clearly says “sin” in the singular.”  It is the Hebrew diction for universal damnation.

 

Juan de Maldonado (1533-1583)

 

Musculus

 

Francisco de Toledo (1532-1596)

 

Calvin

 

Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560)

 

Brenz

 

Melanchthon

 

John 1:29[13]

Tilemann Hesshus (1527-1588)

 

Dirk Philips (1504-1568)

 

John 1:29[14]

Edwin Sandys (1519-1588)

This is Joseph who was sold for thirty pieces of money.

 

Hans Denck (c. 1500-1527)

 

Heinrich Bullinger (1504-1575)

 

 


 

John 1:29

Urbanus Rhegius, “Apothecary of the Soul for the Healthy and the Sick in These Dangerous Times, 1529”[15]

Hold before the sick what the word of God says about the forgiveness of sin through Christ:  “Here is the lamb of God who takes away the sin [sic]of the world” (John 1:29).

 

John 1:29

Kevin W. Irwin, The Sacraments:  Historical Foundations and Liturgical Theology[16]

 

 

John 1:29

Sherri Brown, “What is Truth?  Jesus, Pilate, and the Staging of the Dialogue of the Cross in John 18:28—19:16a”[17]

 

 

John 1:29

Daniel B. Wallace, With Scripture, Subject, and Greek Word Indexes: Greek Grammar:  Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament[18]

 

 

John 1:31

Stephen Finlan, review of Michael F. Bird, Jesus Is the Christ:  The Messianic Testimony of the Gospels[19]

 

 


 

John 1:31, 33-34

Thomas Becon (1511/1512-1567)[20]

 

John 1:32-34

Richard J. Dillon, “Mark 1:1-15:  `New Evangelization’?”[21]

 

 

John 1:32-33

Peter-Ben Smit, “The Gift of the Spirit in John 19:30?  A Reconsideration of paredwken to pneuma[22]

 

 

John 1:32

Pilgrim Marpeck (c. 1495-1556)[23]

 

 

John 1:33

Lance Byron Richey, review of Sebastian A. Carnazzo, Seeing Blood and Water:   A Narrative-Critical Study of John 19:34[24]

 

 

John 1:33

Johan Eck (1486-1543)[25]

 

 

John 1:34-36

John Lightfoot (1602-1675)[26]

 

 

For more on sources see the Appendix file.  A complete set of Personal Notes, dating from the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 14, 2002 to the present, is on the web site at www.western-civilization.com/CBQ/Personal%20Notes. 

 

 

 

In the gobbledygook prayer at Sunday Mass immediately following the Gloria, the Faithful hearing the 2011 Roman Missal can listen for “govern all things both in heaven and on earth.”[27]  The Responsorial Antiphon for this Sunday is Here I am Lord:  I come to do your will (Psalm 40:8a and 9a).[28]  Between November 25, 2011 and November 25, 2012, Personal Notes systematically examined the illiterate 2011 Missal.  For a more thorough examination of the illiterate 2011 Roman Missal, go to 1610 Missal: Thirty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 121125.pdf/htm at http://www.western-civilization.com/CBQ/Personal%20Notes/Personal%20Notes.htm.

 

 

 

This is a call for grace that some Black Baptists bring to mind with By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who are the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea (Psalm 65:5)[29] 

 

Addenda

 

Due to greater responsiveness at the National Catholic Reporter blog, beginning with the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Reading 032B, March 15, 2015, my interest began shifting from annotating my index here, to engaging conversation there.  I may keep up the Bibliography, but without further comment.  Time will tell. 

 

On Wednesday, December 28, 2016, I discovered that my web site, www.western-civilization.com was receiving 1000 hits per day, from the United States, most of which were for these readings.  That complicates my priorities, priorities that require balancing between developing these Personal Notes, engaging writing on the National Catholic Reporter at https://www.ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today, developing a Cleveland Organizing Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), attending to my archival resources at the Western Reserve Historical Society, and preparing my 1972 dissertation, “Cleveland and the Negro following World War II” for publication at least on the web.  I am the founding president of the Hampton Roads, from which the movie “Hidden Figures” arose, meaning that these priorities have potential consequences of note.

 

 

As, on June 23, 2015, I prepared Reading 110B for the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary time for July 26, I decided to begin reading unread book reviews and articles from Theological Studies for two reasons.  The first is I have already read every article cited in the Catholic Biblical Quarterly.  The second is that traditionally Theological Studies articles have been more helpful to my prayer life.  I also began reading unread book reviews in the Biblical Quarterly.  When perusing the Reformation Commentary on Scripture, I sometimes call attention to what I underlined there.

 

 



[1] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 1 (January 2015) 145.

 

[2] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 4 (October 2016) 672, 675, 676, 680.

 

[3] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 3 (July 2014) 466, 468

 

[4] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 4 (October 2015), 643, 648, 649.

 

[5] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament VII:  Psalms 1—72, Timothy George (ed.), general editor, Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor, Herman J. Selderhuis (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015, ISBN 978 0 8308-2957-6 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 315-318.

 

[6] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament VII:  Psalms 1—72, Timothy George (ed.), general editor, Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor, Herman J. Selderhuis (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015, ISBN 978 0 8308-2957-6 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 167, fn. 5.

 

[7] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament VII:  Psalms 1—72, Timothy George (ed.), general editor, Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor, Herman J. Selderhuis (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015, ISBN 978 0 8308-2957-6 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 9, fn. 6.

 

[8] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament VIII:  Romans 9—16, Timothy George (ed.), general editor; Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor; Philip D. W. Krey and Peter D. S. Krey (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2016, ISBN 978 0 8308-2971-2, P 1, Y 16) 216, fn. 27.

 

[9] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament IV:  John 1—12, Craig S. Farmer (ed.), general editor, Timothy George, Associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2014, ISBN 978 0 8308-2967-5 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 14) 26, 28-30.

 

[10] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2014), 7.

 

[11] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 2 (April 2016) 364, 365.

 

[12] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament IV:  John 1—12, Craig S. Farmer (ed.), general editor, Timothy George, Associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2014, ISBN 978 0 8308-2967-5 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 14) 47-51

 

[13] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament VII:  Psalms 1—72, Timothy George (ed.), general editor, Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor, Herman J. Selderhuis (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015, ISBN 978 0 8308-2957-6 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 173, fn. 16; 179, fn. 30.

 

[14] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament IV:  John 1—12, Craig S. Farmer (ed.), general editor, Timothy George, Associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2014, ISBN 978 0 8308-2967-5 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 14) 52, fn. 18; 82, fn. 19; 159, fn. 11.

 

[15] In Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 123.

 

[16] (New York:  Paulist Press, 2016) 310.

 

[17] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 73, No. 1 (January 2015) 83.

 

[18] Grand Rapids: Michigan: Zondervan, 1996, 60, 224, 232

 

[19] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 4 (October 2014) 758.

 

[20] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament III:  Luke, Beth Kreitzer (ed.), general editor, Timothy George, associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015:  ISBN 978-0-8308-2014 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 87, fn. 4.

 

[21] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2014), 8.

 

[22] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 3 (July 2016) 456.

 

[23] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament III:  Luke, Beth Kreitzer (ed.), general editor, Timothy George, associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015:  ISBN 978-0-8308-2014 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 88, fn. 6.

 

[24] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 3 (July 2014) 547.

 

[25] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament VI:  Acts, Esther Chung-Kim and Todd R. Hains (eds.), general editor, Timothy George, associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2014:  ISBN 978-0-8308-2969-9 (print) P 1 Y 14) 264, fn. 8.

 

[26] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament III:  Luke, Beth Kreitzer (ed.), general editor, Timothy George, associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015:  ISBN 978-0-8308-2014 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 158, fn. 3.

 

[27] n.a., The Roman Missal:  Renewed by Decree of the Most Holy Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, Promulgated by Authority of Pope Paul VI and Revised at the Direction of Pope John Paul II:  English Translation According to the Third Typical Edition:  For Use in the Dioceses of the United States of America:  Approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Confirmed by the Apostolic See (Washington, DC, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2011) 462.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Missal.

 

[28] National Conference of Catholic Bishops, The Roman Missal Restored by Decree of the Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican and Promulgated by Authority of Pope Paul VI: Lectionary for Mass:  For Use in the Dioceses of the United States of America:  Second Typical Edition:  Volume I:  Sundays, Solemnities, Feasts of the Lord and the Saints (Collegeville, Minnesota:  The Liturgical Press, 1988) 504.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Lectionary.

 

[29] UMI Annual Sunday School Lesson Commentary:  Precepts for Living ®: 2016-2017:  International Sunday School Lessons:  Volume 19:  UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), A. Okechuku Ogbonnaya, Ph.D., (ed.) (Chicago, IL  60643: UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), 2016) 211-212.