Watching the Presidential interview conducted by Chris Wallace on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, one candidate frequently interrupted the other.  In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus does that to emphasize a point.  By the time the Church uses these readings, the Presidential election will have taken place.  The time will be to remember  Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full (Psalm 17:15b).[1]

 

 

Readings

First Reading                     Malachi 3:19-20a

Responsorial Psalm:          Psalm 98:5-6, 7-8, 9 (cf. 9)

Second Reading:               2 Thessalonians 3:7-12

Alleluia:                             Luke 21:28

Gospel:                             Luke 21-5-19

 

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.

 

 

Malachi 3:19-20a

Mal 3:19

Nicholas R. Werse, “Second Temple Jewish Literary Traditions in 2 Peter”[2]

 

 

Psalm 98:5-6, 7-8, 9 (cf. 9)

Psalm 98:1, 5

Katharina Schütz Zell, “Foreword to Her Edition of the Hymnbook of the Bohemian Brethren, 1534[3]

 

 

Psalm 98:6

Nancy L. DeClassé-Walford, “Psalm 145:  All Flesh Will Bless God’s Holy Name”[4]

 

 

Psalm 98:7-9

F. Gerald Downing, “Justification as Acquittal?  A Critical Examination of Judicial Verdicts in Paul’s Literary and Actual Contexts”[5]

 

 

Psalm 98:8

Gianni Barbiero, “Psalm 132:  A Prayer of `Solomon’”[6]

 

 

Psalm 98:9

Martin Luther (1483-1546)[7]

 

 

2 Thessalonians 3:7-12

2 Thessalonians 3:10

John Calvin, “Sermon on Acts 4:32-37, June 1, 1550”[8]

 

 

 

2 Thessalonians 3:11-12

Martin Bucer, “Answer to the Bishop’s Accusations against Him Addressed to the City Council of Strasbourg, 1523”[9]

 

 

Luke 21:28

Luke 21:25-28[10]

John Boys (1571-1625)

Martin Bucer (1491-1551)

Luther

Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560)

Hugh Latimer (c. 1485-1555)

Johann Spangenberg (1484-1550)

 

 

Luke 21:5-19

Luke 21:5-19[11]

Konrad Pellikan (1478-1556)

Melanchthon

The English Annotations (1645, 1651, 1657)

Melchior Neukirch (1540-1597)

John Calvin (1509-1564)

Bucer

Luther

Melanchthon

François Lambert (1487-1530)

Johannes Brenz (1499-1570)

Melanchthon

Bucer

Calvin

Calvin

 

 

Luke 21:5

C. Clifton Black, review of Daniel Lynwood Smith, The Rhetoric of Interruption:  Speech-Making, Turn-Taking, and Rule-Breaking in Luke-Acts and Ancient Greek Narrative[12]

Jesus interrupts the audience:  While some people were speaking about how the temple was adorned with costly stones and votive offerings, Jesus said . . .  (Luke 21:5).  Black reports, “for S.’s batsmanship (ability at bat, especially in cricket) Luke’s stickiest wickets are how speeches may be defined and how one may recognize their interruptions.”  Black has high praise for the scholarship.

 

Luke 21:6

Daniel B. Wallace, With Scripture, Subject, and Greek Word Indexes: Greek Grammar:  Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament[13]

 

 

Luke 21:7

Barbara E. Reid, O.P., “The Gospel of Luke:  Friend or Foe of Women Proclaimers of the Word?”[14]

 

 

Luke 21:12-19

Huldrych Zwingli (1484-1531)[15]

 

 

Luke 21:12-13

Brian J. Tabb, “Is the Lucan Jesus a `Martyr’?  A Critical Assessment of a Scholarly Consensus”[16]

 

 

Luke 21:15

John Jewel (1522-1571)[17]

 

 

Luke 21:16

Nikolaus Selnecker[18]

 

 

Luke 21:17-18

Brenz[19]

 

 

Luke 21:18

= Catholic

Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536)[20]

 

 

 

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 Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full (Psalm 17:15b).[21]

 

In the gobbledygook prayer at Sunday Mass immediately following the forgiveness of sins, the Faithful hearing the 2011 Roman Missal can listen for “full and lasting happiness.”[22]  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 And I saw no temple therein:  for the Lord God Almighty ad the Lamb are the temple of it.  And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it:  for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof (Revelation 21:22-23).[23] 

 

Addenda

 

Personal Notes has been wary of Raymond Arroyo, host of “the World Over, on the Eternal Word Television Network, EWTN, attacking Democrats.  EWTN represents the stand of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB).

 

I have already read every article cited in the Catholic Biblical Quarterly.  At this stage I only read unread book reviews there.  In a similar way, I present sections in Reformation Commentary on Scripture.

 

 

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.  If I ever get three months out, again, I then intend to reevaluate the amount of energy placed into Personal Notes each week.

 

 



[1] 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) 953.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Lectionary.

 

[2] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 1 (January 2016), 124.

 

[3] In Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 191.

 

[4] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 74, No. 1 (January 2012), 57, 58.

 

[5] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 74, No. 2 (April 2012) 311.

 

[6] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 75, No. 2 (April 2013), 248.

 

[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) 47, fn. 11.

 

[8] In Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 100.

 

[9] In Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 30.

 

[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) 409-411.

 

[11] 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) 403-408.

 

[12] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 3 (July 2015) 568-569.

 

[13] Grand Rapids: Michigan: Zondervan, 1996, 52, 53.

 

[14] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 1 (January 2016) 16.

 

[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) 466, fn. 11.

 

[16] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 2 (April 2015) 300.

 

[17] 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) 40.

 

[18] 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) 244 fn. 24.

 

[19] 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) 104, fn. 15.

 

[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) 278 fn. 29.

 

[21] 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) 953.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Lectionary.

 

[22] 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) 493.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Missal.

 

[23]

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) 112-113.