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Proper 11

2 Samuel 7.1-14a
Ephesians 2.11-22
Mark 6.30-34, 53-56

Read 2 Samuel 7 through the eyes of a second-Temple Jew, and watch New Testament theology come into focus. This passage, read messianically at Qumran and elsewhere, fuses together four things. God promises David a perpetual royal line; a son who will build the Temple; a son who will be counted as God’s son; and a son who will be ‘raised up’ (the Hebrew and Greek words in v. 12 could be read as ‘I will resurrect’). This entire train of thought, reshaped around Jesus himself, was present in the mind of the early Church; see, for instance, Romans 1.3–4...

Taken from Twelve Months of Sundays Year B by N T Wright

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