Shining a light on the weekly Bible Lessons published in the Christian Science Quarterly®
God the Preserver of Man
Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. . . . See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands.
—New King James Version
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Resources quoted in this issue
GT: New King James Version®, copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved; Oswalt, John. The Book of Isaiah. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1998.
RR: Gill, John. Exposition of the Old and New Testaments. London, 1746–63. Also available at biblehub.com/commentaries.
Cit. 1: Keck, Leander E., et al., eds. The New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary. Vol. 3, Introduction to Hebrew Poetry, Job, Psalms, Introduction to Wisdom Literature, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs. Nashville: Abingdon, 2015.
Cit. 9: Keck, Leander E., et al., eds. The New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary. Vol. 2, Introduction to Narrative Literature, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles. Nashville: Abingdon, 2015.
Cit. 13: Barclay, William. The Daily Study Bible: The Gospel of Mark. Edinburgh: Saint Andrew, 1955. Revised and updated by Saint Andrew, 2001. Reprinted as The New Daily Study Bible: The Gospel of Mark. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2001–04.
Cit. 18: Barker, Kenneth, et al., eds. The NIV Study Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1995.
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