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

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The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.

Wisdom and understanding are paired repeatedly in Hebrew Scripture (see another example in Jeremiah 51:15). Unlike speculative philosophies sometimes found in surrounding cultures, true insight was perceived as given by God.

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun. . . . His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it. 

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Resources cited in this issue

RR, cit. 7: Wilkins, Michael J. NIV Application Commentary: From Biblical Text . . . to Contemporary Life. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2004.

Cit. 5: Alter, Robert. The Hebrew Bible, Vol. 2, Prophets: A Translation with Commentary. New York and London. W.W. Norton & Company, 2019.

Cit. 18: Contexticon of New Testament Language, copyright © 2009 by Contexticon Learning and Research, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. All rights reserved; Keck, Leander E., et al., eds. The New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary. Vol. 7, The Gospels and Narrative Literature, Jesus and the Gospels, Matthew, Mark. Nashville: Abingdon, 2015. 

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