Saturday, December 25, 2004


Brief notes on the Holy Family readings:

Jesus finds safety in the place Israel was led out of. Re-capitulation?

Joseph's namesake also dreams dreams.

Isaiah in other translations (not NRSV) says that "in all their affliction he was afflicted"

It appears Matthew is helping us sort out two different things said by prophets, re: Bethlehem and Nazareth. Is this his primary intention (if we can know such things), and is the fact of Jesus being a refugee only ancillary to this. To what degree is a capitulatory reading of this narrative helpful (ie. Jesus life and the life of Israel and the way they are one)

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