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The Second Sunday of Epiphany - Year A

Isaiah 49: 1-7 1
Corinthians 1: 1-9
John 1: 29-42

Our question to Isaiah is always, ‘Who is the Servant?’ Israel, replies the prophet (Isaiah 49.3). But the far harder question is, ‘Who is Israel?’

To this, Isaiah gives three concentric answers. The nation as a whole, the people abhorred by the nations (v.7). Those whose task it is to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and  to restore the survivors of Israel (v. 6). And also one who stands over against both...

Taken from Twelve Months of Sundays Year A by N T Wright.

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