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.

 

 

Readings

First Reading:                   Ezekiel 17:22-24

Psalm:                              Psalm 92:2-3, 13-14, 15-16 (cf. 2a)

Second Reading:              2 Corinthians 5:6-10

Alleluia                              non scriptural

Gospel:                             Mark 4:26-34

 

This is the first time for Personal Notes to use the readings for this Sunday.

 

Bibliography

Ezekiel 17:22-24

Ezek 17:22-25

Adrian M. Leske, “Context and Meaning of Zechariah 9:9”[1]

 

 

Ezek 17:22-24

Bernard F. Batto, “The Covenant of Peace: A Neglected Ancient Near Eastern Motif”[2]

 

 

Ezekiel 17:22-23

John Owen (1616-1683), “Sermon”[3]

 

 

Ezel 17:24

Benedict T. Viviano, O.P., “The Least in the Kingdom: Matthew 11:11, Its Parallel in Luke 7:28 (Q) and Daniel 4:14”[4]

 

 

Ezek 17:24

Lawrence Boadt, C.S.P., “The Use of "Panels" in the Structure of Psalms 73—78”[5]

 

 

Ezekiel 17:24[6]

John Mayer (1583-1664), “Commentary upon all the Prophets”

 

 

John Calvin (1509-1564), “Commentaries on Ezekiel”

 

 

William Greenhill (1591-1671), “An Exposition of Ezekiel”

 

 

Psalm 92:2-3, 13-14, 15-16 (cf. 2a)

 

 

2 Corinthians 5:6-10

2 Corinthians 5

Hendrikus Boers, “The Structure and Meaning of Romans 6:1-14”[7]

 

 

2 Corinthians 1—7

Calvin J. Roetzel, review of Frank J. Matera, II Corinthians: A Commentary[8]

 

 

2 Cor 5:5-7

Edward Collins Vacek, S.J., “Discernment Within a Mutual Love Relationship with God:  A New Theological Foundation”[9]

 

 

2 Corinthians 5:6

Theodore Beza (1516-1605), “A Little Book of Christian Questions and Responses”[10]

 

 

2 Cor 5:7

Khaled Anatolios, "Oppositional Pairs and Christological Synthesis: Rereading Augustine's De Trinitate"[11]

 

 

2 Cor 5:7

David M. Coffey, "Quaestio Disputata: Response to Neil Ormerod, and Beyond"[12]

 

 

2 Corinthians 5:7

John Murcot (1625-1654), “Christ’s Willingness to Receive Humble Sinners:  A Sermon on John 6:37”[13]

 

 

2 Corinthians 5:8

Daniel B. Wallace, With Scripture, Subject, and Greek Word Indexes: Greek Grammar:  Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament[14]

 

2 Corinthians 5:10

Wolfgang Musculus (1497-1563), “Commentary on John 2:10”[15]

 

 

2 Corinthians 5:10

Heinrich Bullinger (1504-1575), “Daniel and the Most Wise Prophet of God”[16]

 

 

2 Cor 5:10

Frank J. Matera, "Christ in the Theologies of Paul and John: A Study in the Diverse Unity of New Testament Theology"[17]

 

 

2 Cor 5:10

Benedict T. Viviano, O.P., review of Ulrich Luz, Matthew 21—28: A Commentary[18]

 

 

2 Cor 5:10

A. Andrew Das, “Paul and Words of Obedience in Second Temple Judaism:  Romans 4:4-5 as a `New Perspective’ Case Study”[19]

 

 

2 Cor 5:10

Russell Morton, review of Pierre-Marie Beaude, Saint Paul:  L’ouevre de metamorphose[20]

 

 

2 Cor 5:16-21

Bruce T. Morrill, S.J., “Sign of Reconciliation and Conversion?  Differing Views of Power—Ecclesial, Sacramental, Anthropological—among Hierarchy and Laity”[21]

 

 

non scriptural

 

Mark 4:26-34

Mark 4:1-34

John P. Meier, “Is Luke’s Version of the Parable of the Rich Fool Reflected in the Coptic Gospel of Thomas?”[22]

 

 

Mark 4:1-34

Michael Patella, O.S.B., review of C. Clifton Black, Mark[23]

 

 

Mark 4:1-34

Stephen C. Carlson, “The Davidic Key for Counting the Generations in Matthew 1:17”[24]

 

 

Mark 4:25, 28

Philip W. Comfort, New Testament Text and Translation Commentary:  Commentary on the variant readings of the ancient New Testament manuscripts and how they relate to the major English translations[25]

 

 

Mark 4:26-29

Martin Luther (1483-1546), “Second Invocavit Sermon (1522)[26]

 

 

Mark 4:26-29

Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel[27]

 

 

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 forgiveness of sins, the Faithful hearing the 2011 Roman Missal can listen for “O God, strength of those who hope in you.”[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 0920 Missal Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time 120617pdf/htm at http://www.western-civilization.com/CBQ/Personal%20Notes/Personal%20Notes.htm.

 

The Responsorial Antiphon for this Sunday is Lord it is good to give thanks to you (Psalm 92: cf. 2a).[29]

 

This is a call for grace that some Black Baptists bring to mind with But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream (Amos 524).[30] 

 

 



[1] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 62, No. 4 (October 2000) 665.

 

[2] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 49, No. 2 (April 1987) 206.

 

[3] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament XII: Ezekiel, Daniel, (ed.) Carl L. Beckwith (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic, An Imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2012) 96.

 

[4] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 62, No. 1 (January 2000) 51.

 

[5] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 66, No. 4 (October 2004) 536.

 

[6] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament XII: Ezekiel, Daniel, (ed.) Carl L. Beckwith (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic, An Imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2012) 94, 95, 182.

 

[7] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 63, No. 4 (October 2001) 668 ff.

 

[8] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 66, No. 4 (October 2004) 661.

 

[9] Theological Studies, Vol. 74, No. 3 (September 2013) 706.

 

[10] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament XI:  Philippians, Colossians, Graham Tomlin (ed.) in collaboration with Gregory B. Graybill, general editor, Timothy George, associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2013) 30 fn. 11.

 

[11] Theological Studies, Vol. 68, No. 2 (June 2007) 237, 240.

 

[12] Theological Studies, Vol. 68, No. 4 (December 2007) 906, 909.

 

[13] 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, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2014) 225 fn. 33.

 

[14] Grand Rapids: Michigan: Zondervan, 1996, 359, 382.

 

[15] 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, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2014) 74, fn. 30.

 

[16] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament XII: Ezekiel, Daniel, (ed.) Carl L. Beckwith (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic, An Imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2012) 417.

 

[17] Theological Studies, Vol. 67, No. 2 (June 2006) 255.

 

[18] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 69, No. 1 (January 2007) 157.

 

[19] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 71, No. 4 (October 2009) 799.

 

[20] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 74, No. 4 (October 2012) 807.

 

[21] Theological Studies, Vol. 75, No. 3 (September 2014) 588.

 

[22] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 74, No. 3 (July 2012) 534.

 

[23] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2014) 130.

 

[24] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 4 (October 2014) 680.

 

[25] Carol Stream, Illinois:  Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2008, 108.

 

[26] 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) 246 fn. 16.

 

[27] Erlanger, Kentucky:  Libreria Editrice Vaticana, DynamicCatholic.com, 2014, 25.

 

[28] 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) 471.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Missal.

 

[29] 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) 638-639.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Lectionary.

 

[30] UMI Annual Sunday School Lesson Commentary:  Precepts for Living ®: 2013-2014:  International Sunday School Lessons:  Volume 165:  UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), a. Okechuku Ogbonnaya, Ph.D., (ed.) (Chicago, IL  60643: UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), 2013) 468-469.