Alternate First Reading

Matthew 25:25
Commentary on Judges 4:1-7

These seven verses are an introduction to the larger story of Deborah, Barak, and Sisera, [...]

Matthew 22:19
Commentary on Exodus 33:12-23

Can one bargain with God? According to the narrative in Exodus 33:12-23, the answer is [...]

Matthew 22:37
Commentary on Deuteronomy 34:1-12

Deuteronomy 34 recounts a major transitional period in biblical Israel’s [...]

Matthew 22:4
Commentary on Exodus 32:1-14

The book of Exodus follows the journey of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt to [...]

Matthew 21:33
Commentary on Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20

What does it mean to belong to a community? Does [...]

God Touches Jeremiah's Mouth
Commentary on Exodus 3:1-15

Exodus 3 is simultaneously one of the best-known and most theologically confusing passages in all [...]

Matthew 18:20
Commentary on Exodus 12:1-14

These verses detail how and when to hold the sacrificial meal popularly known as “Passover.” [...]

Matthew 18:33
Commentary on Exodus 14:19-31

This text describes one of the Bible’s strangest military engagements. To the fight, Pharaoh brings [...]

Matthew 20:14
Commentary on Exodus 16:2-15

Exodus 16 is the second stage of Israel’s wilderness journey, following the dramatic defeat of [...]

Matthew 21:28
Commentary on Exodus 17:1-7

Road trips are never easy. This is something that Moses learned the hard way while journeying [...]