Category Archives: Ezekiel

Water and the Spirit

Jesus tells Nicodemus, “Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (Jn 3:5). What does this mean? The reading that’s most attractive to me sees “of water and of the … Continue reading

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Matthew’s Earthquakes

Matthew, alone among the Evangelists, reports that at Jesus’ death, there was a great earthquake and that many who had died were suddenly raised to life (Matt 27:51-52). Indeed, Matthew has an unusual fascination with earthquakes: he reports three of them (8:24, … Continue reading

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Mark reads Ezekiel 36-37

Some observations on Mark 5:21-43, inspired in part by a sermon delivered this morning at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church by the Rev. Dr. Brooks Graebner. This pericope is one of the famous “Markan sandwiches,” in which one narrative interrupts another … Continue reading

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Aaron’s rod and its prophetic interpreters

Numbers 17:1-11 relates how the LORD causes a “rod” with Aaron’s name on it to blossom and bring forth flowers and almonds, while the rods belonging the princes of the twelve tribes remain barren. This sign demonstrates the LORD’s election … Continue reading

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