It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Recognizing the Ruler and the Rules, Reflecting on Zechariah 9:9-12

How does Scripture portray the ideal ruler? Zechariah speaks of a king that although triumphant and victorious is humble. The New Interpreters' Study Bible notes that "victorious" could be translated as "saved." I'm considering what it means to combine these two conditions: triumphant and saved.

As a sideline to this passage, read earlier in Zechariah for the list of sins that Israel has committed: oppressing widows, orphans, aliens, and the poor (7:9-14).


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