This is a time in which the Faithful will be bracing themselves as a light in darkness to the upright during the befuddled tweeting of the incoming Presidential administration of Donald Trump.  The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), that supports Trump, as evidenced by Raymond Arroyo on EWTN is in a position to help.  Trump exudes letting politics determine truth, while the Faithful, whether evangelical or not exude letting truth determine politics.  A good con artist makes the mark think someone else is being conned, all the while it is the mark who is being conned.  The evangelicals and the USCCB are liable to realize what happened.  God help us all.

 

 

 

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 58:7-10

Responsorial Psalm:          Psalm 112:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 (4a)

Second Reading:               1 Corinthians 2:1-5

Alleluia:                             John 8:12

Gospel:                             Matthew 5:13-16

 

Annotated Bibliography

 

 

Isaiah 58:7-10

Isaiah 58:7

Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560)[1]

 

 

Isaiah 57:8, 10

Christopher Hays, “`There Is Hope for a Tree’:  John’s Hope for the Afterlife in the Light of Egyptian Tree imagery”[2]

 

 

Psalm 112:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 (4a)

Psalm 112:4

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, The Story of a Soul:  A New Translation[3]

 

 

Psalm 112:6

Gili Kugler, “The Threat of Annihilation of Israel in the Desert:  An independent Tradition within Two Stories”[4]

 

 

Psalm 112:9

Russell Morton, review of Paul Han, Swimming in the Sea of Scripture:  Paul’s Use of the Old Testament in 2 Corinthians 4:7—13:13[5]

Morton reports “Ps 112:9 in 2 Corinthians 9:9-10 reflects 2 Corinthians’ consistent theme that God’s covenant is renewed in the church.”

 

Psalm 112:9

Martin Luther (1483-1546)[6]

 

 

1 Corinthians 2:1-5

1 Cor 2:1

T. J. Lang, “We Speak in a Mystery:  Neglected Greek Evidence for the Syntax and Sense of 1 Corinthians 2:7”[7]

 

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1 Corinthians 2:1-5

Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536)[8]

 

1 Corinthians 2:3

Johann Baumgart (Pomarius) (1514-1578)[9]

 

1 Corinthians 2:5

Bullinger[10]

 

 

1 Corinthians 2:5

Daniel B. Wallace, With Scripture, Subject, and Greek Word Indexes: Greek Grammar:  Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament[11]

 

 

John 8:12


 

John 8:12[12]

Martin Bucer (1491-1551

 

Johannes Brenz (1499-1570)

 

Wolfgang Musculus (1490-1550

 

Johannes Oecolampadius (1482-1531)

 

Heinrich Bullinger (1504-1575)

 

 

Matthew 5:13-16

Matthew 5:13-16

Bullinger[13]

 

 

Matthew 5:13-16

Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel[14]

 

 

Matthew 5:13-14

Dirk Philips (1504-1568)[15]

 

Mathew 5:13-15

Peter Walpot(d. 1578)[16]

 

Matthew 5:13

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, The Story of a Soul:  A New Translation[17]

 

 

Matthew 5:14

Musculus[18]

 

 

Matt 5:14

Matthew Thiessen, “A Buried Pentateuchal Allusion to the Resurrection in Mark 12:25”[19]

 

 

Matt 5:14

Christopher Ruddy, “`For the Many’:  The Vicarious-Representative Heart of Joseph Ratzinger’s Theology”[20]

 

 

Matt 5:15

Timothy Milinovich, review of Terri Bednarz, Humor in the Gospels:  A Sourcebook for the Study of Humor in the New Testament, 1863-2014[21]

Milinovich reports, “What appears opaque in a somber tone can be clearer when read as intentional humor.”  He also reports “A future edition would benefit from a Scripture index,” that I would like to provide.  The book is expensive at $110.00.  I may suggest it as a gift or my birthday.

 

Matthew 5:15

John Calvin (1509-1564)[22]

 

Matthew 5:15

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, The Story of a Soul:  A New Translation[23]

 

 

Matthew 5:16

Johann Spangenberg (1484-1550)[24]

 

Matthew 5:16

Brenz[25]

 

 

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 “Keep your family safe, O Lord, with unfailing care”[26]  The Responsorial Antiphon for this Sunday is  The just man is a light in darkness to the upright (Psalm 112:4a)[27]  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 Thre is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female:   for ye are all one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:28).[28] 

 

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.

 

Raymond Arroyo, “The World Over,” on EWTN uses fear-mongering, rather than the Joy of the Gospel to entrance its viewers.  In the past, Arroyo has responded to my concerns, particularly the Reverend Robert A. Sirico, who rarely appears anymore, with his drivel.  Beginning, May 3, 2015, I intend to begin pointing out, here, the role fear, rather than joy, has in “The World Over.” 

 

By July 31, I had identified a pattern of attack on Pope Francis by Arroyo.  The attack is on what the Pope is preaching about climate change and capitalism.  In the United States Republicans have firm opposition to such sermonizing, as the forthcoming as the Trump administration will show . . . or not.

 

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] 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) 195, fn. 5.

 

[2] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 1 (January 2015) 60.

 

[3] Robert J. Edmonson, CJ, (translator) (Brewster, Massachusetts: Paraclete Press, 2006) 266.

 

[4] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 4 (October 2016) 645.

 

[5] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 1 (January 2016) 162.

 

[6] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament V:  1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Kings, 1-2 Chronicles, Timothy George (ed.), general editor, Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor, Derek Cooper and Martin J. Lohrmann (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2016, ISBN 978 0 8308-2955-2 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 16) 249, fn. 20.

 

[7] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 1 (January 2016) 73.

 

[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) 4, fn. 7.

 

[9] 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) 178, fn. 3.

 

[10] 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) 81, fn. 53.

 

[11] Grand Rapids: Michigan: Zondervan, 1996, 116.

 

[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) 299-303.

 

[13] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament V:  1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Kings, 1-2 Chronicles, Timothy George (ed.), general editor, Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor, Derek Cooper and Martin J. Lohrmann (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2016, ISBN 978 0 8308-2955-2 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 16)

17, fn. 3.

 

[14] (Erlanger, Kentucky:  Libreria Editrice Vaticana, DynamicCatholic.com, 2014) 77.

 

[15] 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) 284, fn. 17.

 

 

[16] 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) 305, fn. 6.

 

[17] Robert J. Edmonson, CJ, (translator) (Brewster, Massachusetts: Paraclete Press, 2006) 134.

 

[18] 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) 196, fn. 9.

 

[19] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 2 (April 2014) 287.

 

[20] Theological Studies, Vol. 75, No. 3 (September 2014) 576.

 

[21] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 4 (October ) 766.

 

[22] 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) 247, fn. 7.

 

[23] Robert J. Edmonson, CJ, (translator) (Brewster, Massachusetts: Paraclete Press, 2006) 247.

 

[24] 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) 365, fn. 11.

 

[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) 60, fn. 2.

 

[26] 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) 465.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Missal.

 

[27] 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) 548.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Lectionary.

 

[28] 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) 237-238.