Shining a light on the weekly Bible Lessons published in the Christian Science Quarterly® 


The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.

With these words, Jesus announces the imminent culmination of his ministry. He has entered Jerusalem for the last time and been publicly honored by crowds of people upon his arrival (see vv. 12, 13). Now, however, he is describing spiritual glorification—God’s exalting of His Son, which will be illustrated in the Master’s resurrection and ascension. 

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Resources quoted in this issue

RR: Vincent, Marvin R. Word Studies in the New Testament. 4 vols. New York: Scribner, 1887. Also available at; Radmacher, Earl D., Ronald Barclay Allen, and H. Wayne House. The NKJV Study Bible. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2007.

Cit. 1: Gaventa, Beverly Roberts. The New Interpreter’s Bible: One-Volume Commentary. Nashville, Tenn: Abingdon Press, 2010.

Cit. 11: Barclay, William. The Daily Study Bible: The Gospel of Matthew, Vol. 2. Edinburgh: Saint Andrew, 1955. Revised and updated by Saint Andrew, 2001. Reprinted as The New Daily Study Bible: The Gospel of Matthew, Vol. 2. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2001–04.

Cit. 12: Barker, Kenneth, et al., eds. The NIV Study Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1995; Keck, Leander E., et al., eds. The New Interpreter’s Bible: A Commentary in Twelve Volumes. Vol. 9, Luke, John. Nashville: Abingdon, 1996–2001.

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