Personal Notes has practically no comment for this Sunday, as the campaign for the Presidency of the United States of America heats up, between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.  The verse from 1 Timothy 2:8 is striking.  It is my wish, then, that in every place, the men should pray lifting up holy hands, without anger or argument.  Every place would include the campaign trail.  The Vulgate translates andraV with viros. andraV is more generic that viros

 

 

Readings

First Reading                     Amos 8:4-7

Responsorial Psalm:          Psalm 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8 (cf. 1a, 7b)

Second Reading:               1 Timothy 2:1-8

Alleluia:                             cf. 2 Corinthians 8:9

Gospel:                             Luke 16:1-13

 

Annotated Bibliography

Musings above the solid line draw from material below.  Those disinterested in scholarly and tangential details should stop reading here.  If they do, however, they may miss some interesting prayer-provoking details.

 

 

Amos 8:4-7

Amos 8:4-6

Johann Spangenberg (1484-1550)[1]

 

 

Psalm 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8 (cf. 1a, 7b)

 

 

1 Timothy 2:1-8

1 Timothy 2:3-4

Dirk Philips (1504-1568)[2]

 

1 Timothy 2:4[3]

Short Confession (1610)

 

Formula of Concord (1577)

 

John Calvin (1509-1564)

 

1 Timothy 2:5-6

Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560)[4]

 

 

1 Tim 2:5

Johann Spangenberg (1484-1550)[5]

 

 

1 Timothy 2:6[6]

4.  Martin Bucer, “Answer to the Bishop’s Accusations against Him Addressed to the City Council of Strasbourg, 1523”

 

16.  Urbanus Rhegius, “Apothecary of the Soul for the Healthy and the Sick in These Dangerous Times, 1529”

 

 

1 Timothy 2:7

Calvin[7]

 

 

1 Timothy 2:8

Calvin[8]

Verse 8:  It is my wish, then, that in every place the men should pray, lifting up holy hands, without anger or argument.  Calvin comments,

 

Yet religion did not impel him (Paul) to come to Jerusalem as the Law laid down, as if the sanctuary were the face of god, as it had been in the past; yet he (Paul) did not shrink from outward worship, which people looked on as evidence of piety.

 

That means as disgusting as the dysfunctional hierarchs and clericalism may be, praying in Church is also a good thing to do.

 

1 Timothy 2:8

Daniel B. Wallace, With Scripture, Subject, and Greek Word Indexes: Greek Grammar:  Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament[9]

 

cf. 2 Corinthians 8:9

 

 

Luke 16:1-13

 

Luke 16:1-13[10]

Edward Leigh (1602-1671)

Caspar Huberinus (1500-1553)

Robert Bagnall (b. 1559 or 1560)

Johann Baumgart (Pomarius) (1514-1578)

Thomas Becon (1511/1512-1567)

Spangenberg

Richard Taverner (1505-1575)

William Tyndale (1494-1536)

The English Annotations (1645, 1651, 1657)

John Mayer (1583-1664)

Peter Walpot (d. 1578)

John Trapp (1601-1669)

Johannes Brenz (1499-1570)

Brenz

Philips

 

 

Luke 16:2

3.  Argula von Grumbach, “To the Noble and Honorable Adam von Thering, the Count Palatine’s Administrator in Neuburg . . . An Open Letter from Argula von Grumbach, née von Stauff, 1523”[11]

 

 

Luke 16:8

Johannes Bugenhagen (1485-1558)[12]

 

 

Luke 16:8, 9

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, The Story of a Soul:  A New Translation[13]

 

 

Luke 16:9, 11, 13

Calvin[14]

 

 

Luke 16:9

Main Luther (1483-1546)[15]

 

 

Luke 16:10

Brenz[16]

 

 

Luke 16:13

Frank J. Matera, The Sermon on the Mount:  The Perfect Measure of the Christian Life[17]

 

 

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

 

 

 

The Responsorial Antiphon for this Sunday is Praise the Lord, who lifts up the poor (Psalm 113: cf. 1a, 7b).[18]

 

In the gobbledygook prayer at Sunday Mass immediately following the forgiveness of sins, the Faithful hearing the 2011 Roman Missal can listen for “grant that, by keeping your precepts, we may merit to attain eternal life”[19]  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 Hast thou now known?  Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary?  There is no searching of his understanding (Isaiah 40:28).[20] 

 

Addenda

Personal Notes has been wary of Raymond Arroyo, host of “the World Over, on the Eternal Word Television Network, EWTN, attacking the Black President Barack Obama.  Week after week political opponents of Obama receive air time, with none for the President.  EWTN informally represents the stand of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB).

 

I have already read every article cited in the Catholic Biblical Quarterly.  If I have already read the article, I will cite it without annotation.  I present Reformation Commentary on Scripture in a similar way.

 

 

I intend to begin catching up on material postponed while recovering from the transition of ourselves from Virginia to Ohio and Marty into the next life and various health problems that occurred after arriving in Ohio.  If I ever get three months out, again, I then intend to reevaluate the amount of energy placed into Personal Notes each week.

 

 



[1] 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)159, fn. 25.

 

[2] 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) 496, fn.7.

 

[3] 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) 186; 187; 240, fn. 10.

 

[4] 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: ISBN 978-0-8308-2974-3 (P 1 Y 13) 159, fn. 29.

 

[5] 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) 494, fn. 1.

 

[6] In Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 31, 32, 124.

 

[7] 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) 252, fn. 5.

 

[8] CNTC 7:249* (CO 48:520-21; alluding to 1 Tim 2:8, 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) 328, fn. 18.

 

[9] Grand Rapids: Michigan: Zondervan, 1996, 229, 452, 661.

 

[10] 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) 319-340.

 

[11] In Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 26.

 

[12] 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 8308-29552 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 16) 218, fn. 14.

 

[13] Robert J. Edmonson, CJ, (translator) (Brewster, Massachusetts: Paraclete Press, 2006) 218.

 

[14] 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: ISBN 978-0-8308-2974-3 (P 1 Y 13) 76, fn. 18.

 

[15] 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) 441, fn. 1.

 

[16] 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) 197, fn. 12.

 

[17] Collegeville, Minnesota:  Liturgical Press, 2013, 92.

 

[18] 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) 849.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Lectionary.

 

[19] 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) 485.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Missal.

 

[20] 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) 30-31.