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Article Archive for October 2012

Proper 24 • Ecclesiastes 5:10–20 (Mt 5:9–19) • October 21, 2012
October 9, 2012 – 7:00 am | One Comment

By Jeffrey Gibbs
Textual Notes (using English Bible versification)
One of the challenging issues in translation occurs in verse 10, the first verse of the appointed reading. The second line reads, literally, “And whoever loves abundance, not …

Proper 23 • Amos 5:6–7, 10–15 • October 14, 2012
October 2, 2012 – 7:00 am | 2 Comments

By Reed Lessing
Historical Context
Early in his rule Jeroboam ben Joash (793–753 BC) changed the political map of Israel. Through military conquests the territories east of the Jordan were recovered and annexed (Am 6:13), the northern …

In Memoriam: Elmer W. Matthias
October 1, 2012 – 9:16 am | 2 Comments
In Memoriam: Elmer W. Matthias

Dean Hempelmann remembers Elmer Matthias, professor of practical theology, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, 1978-1987.