Morning Prayer: 10/1/2022

Halley’s “Bible Handbook:” tours the vast resources recovered in ANE archaeological efforts in the 19th century.

For Psalm 31, Prof. Calvin wanders around on a few exegetical points.

Zondervan Pictorial Bible: “Israel:” brings the discussion to the parting of the Jordan River before entry to the Promised Land.

For Genesis 26: Prof. Keil discusses the provisions of the blessings from Isaac to Jacob, despite the ruse played on Isaac.

For Judges 16, Prof. Keil discusses the final stages of Samson’s demise.

For Isaiah 14.4-23, Prof. Henry discusses the imperialism and arrogance of the Babylonian monarchy.

ISBE on Johannine Letters, Prof. I. Howard Marshall uses a letter from Irenaeus to Appolinarius as an illustration of the 2nd and 3rd letters of John in the Canon.

For Mathew 12.1-10, Prof. Jamieson comments on the phrase by Jesus that “One greater than the Temple is here.”

For Romans 8.1-11, Prof. Hodge begins his 11-point doctrinal wrap-up. Justification, sin, law, condemnation, Jesus as human and divine, and the resurrection.

For Acts 2.14-36, Prof. Henry is still lingering on Peter’s Pentecostal sermon. Jesus approved by God, Worker of miracles before His death, and raised from the dead according to God’s eternal counsel and foreordination.

Frederick Copleston’s “History of Philosophy: Greece and Rome (1.1):” discusses the atomists’ epistemology. Interesting. Sounds like the modern naturalists.

EDT: “Law of God:” a somewhat weird detour into man being made in God’s likeness and image. Not sure where that is going.

For Theology Proper (locus 2): Prof. Hodge discusses the materialists and atomist.

For Theology Proper (locus 2), Prof. Reymond discusses trichotomism and dichotomism.

For Theology Proper (locus 2), Prof. Berkhof drops the gavel in favor of “communicable and incommunicable” attributes as a practical tool.

ODCC: “abortion:” written in 1974, this impoverished article waffles around with zero-history to it.
For Apostolic Christianity, Vol. 1 (1-100) Prof. Schaff comments on the constituencies of the first century Roman churches.

For Medieval Christianity, Vol. 4 (590-1073), Prof. Schaff comments on heresy laws, the Justinian Code, the Theodosian Code, its implementations amongst barbarians, and the severe penal sanctions against Donatists, Manicheans and others.

For the Swiss Reformation Vol. 8 (1519-1605), Prof. Schaff comments on the three levels of magistracy in Calvin’s Geneva: 4 Syndics, Counsel of 60 and Counsel of 200. Geneva’s magistracy was for the early Reformation, then against it, and then for it.

For Dr. Cranmer, Prof. MacCulloch comments on the horrific involvement of Cranmer, Latimer, and Cromwell in the burning at the stake of Friar Wake, a Carthusian. There is no way those three can be absolved. This Carthusian, an order hated by Cranmer, was a defender of Catherine of Aragon.

1994 CCC: our infallibilists in paragraphs # 797 comments on Christ and His body, the Church.

Westminster Confession of Faith 16.7:

7. Works done by unregenerate men, although for the matter of them they may be things which God commands; and of good use both to themselves and others: yet, because they proceed not from an heart purified by faith; nor are done in a right manner, according to the Word; nor to a right end, the glory of God, they are therefore sinful, and cannot please God, or make a man meet to receive grace from God: and yet, their neglect of them is more sinful and displeasing unto God.
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