Study of the Bible can be enlivened by understanding the historical and cultural context of the text, and delving more deeply into the original language.
In this book, Elsbeth Weymann, an expert in Greek and Hebrew, has selected biblical passages which take the reader through the festivals of the year -- from Advent and Easter to Pentecost and Michaelmas. Each passage has a fresh translation and in-depth commentary. For instance, in the story of Pentecost, she highlights the use of the unusual feminine form of the word 'spirit', which points to a feminine aspect of the Holy Spirit.
Weymann's study of specific words and grammar also shows how the living presence of the Old Testament is evident in the New Testament. This book is for anyone looking for deeper meaning in the Bible.
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Table of Contents
Human soul, lift up your heart (Isaiah 60) 25
Expanse prepares my soul (Luke 1) 29
Magi came from the rising sun (Matthew 2) 36
And shepherds were in this land (Luke 2) 41
Between Epiphany and Passiontide 51
I, I am he who speaks with you (John 4)
Did not the Christ have to suffer these things? (Matthew 27 & Psalm 22)
Easter Sunday 75
Mary of Magdala and the twice-turning (John 20)
Were not our hearts burning within its? (Luke 24)
Why do you stand looking into the heavens? (Acts I)
Tongues, divided, as of fire (Acts 2)
St John's Tide 113
He must increase, I must decrease (Mark 1)
The armour of God (Ephesians 6)
In the beginning - the Logos (John 1)