Material above the double line draws from material below the double line. Those uninterested in scholarly details should stop reading here. If they do, however, they may miss some of the fun stuff scholars are digging up.
Malachi is calling for Judgment.
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 98 5-6, 7-8, 9
The Responsorial Antiphon for Psalm 98 calls to rule the earth with justice.
Barker writes that Psalm 98, “marks the victory of the LORD, the King, and the whole creation rejoices as he comes to judge the world.”
The Greek to which I paid special attention, 2 Thess 3:8, was day, in we worked … day and night.
Because scholars have written so little over the last three years on these readings, time is available for me to do more with the Greek. The marginalia in the Greek text identify similar verses in other Biblical books. “An exclamation mark indicates where a principal reference list of passages related by a common theme or expression is found.” The lists below indicate, first, places in the Greek to find the lists; second, the places themselves. I do not know what to make of these references. For the time being, I am simply making the references available.
2 Thessalonians Other Sunday Lectionary
Verse # Sunday page
7 imitate us 1 Corinthians 11:1 77 B Ordinary 6 571
Be imitators of me
1Th 4:16 154A Ordinary 32 943
Ph 3:17 27C Lent 3 168
Ph 4:9 139A Ordinary 27 872
1Th 1:6 148A Ordinary 30 918
2Th 3:7, 9 159C Today 970
H 6:12 unused
H 13:7 unused
E 5:1 unused
1Th 2:14 unused
G 4:12 unused
8 not to burden any of you
1 Corinthians 10:33 77B Ordinary 6 571
not seeking my own benefit
1Th 4:24 unused
1Th 9:20-22 unused
9 a model for you
Philippians 3:17 27C Lent 2 168
the model you have in us
Verse # Sunday page
1 K 11:1 ! unused
1Th 1:7 148A Ordinary 30 918
2Th 3:9 159C Today 970
1T 4:12 unused
Tt 2:7 unused
1P 5:3 unused
Alleluia: Luke 21:28
Hans-Josef Klauck, O.F.M., review of
Klauck uses Luke 21:12, before all this happens … as an example of what some scholars use to identify what is holding back the forces of evil, which in turn, are holding back the return of Jesus. Klauck surmises that the author of 2 Thessalonians is referring to the Roman Empire.
For more on sources see the Appendix file. Personal Notes are on the web site at www.western-civilization.com/CBQ/Personal%20Notes.
 London: T & T Clark International: A Continuum imprint, 2003 119.
 Nestle-Aland,: Novum Testamentum: Graece et Latine: Textum Graecum post Eberhard et Erwin Nestle communiter ediderunt Barbara et Kurt Aland, Johannes Karavidopoulos, Carlo M. Martini, Bruce M. Metzger: Textus Latinus Novae Vulgatae Bibliorum Sacrorum Editioni debetur: Utriusque textus apparatum criticum recensuerent et editionem novis curis elaboraverunt Barbara et Kurt Aland una cum Instituto Studiorum Textus Novi Testamenti Monasterii Westphaliae (Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft 1999) Editio XXVII 34*, 541.
 the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 68, No. 2 (April 2006) 340.