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Posts Tagged ‘Babylonian Exile’


 

 

“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the book of Amos (Chapter 6:1a, 4-7)   Amos is condemning the rich and powerful in the Northern Kingdom of Israel just before they are invaded by the Babylonians and sent into exile, roughly 800 years before the birth of Jesus. Amos blames the elite for their uncaring and unjust ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah (Chapter 66:18-21)   The Book of the Prophet Isaiah was not written by one person all at once. There are three main sections, and today’s reading comes from the last chapter of the third section, written as the Jewish people were finally returning from ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: The Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

A reading from Book of the Prophet Isaiah (Chapter 19:16b, 19-21)   This book has three sections, and this is the last. It refers to the Babylonian Exile from 597 B.C to 539 B.C. Jerusalem was in ruins as the exiles returned. Imagine how they felt coming back to their holy city, ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah (Chapter 53:10-11)   “Because of his affliction he shall see the light in fullness of days: through his suffering, my servant shall justify many, and their guilt they shall bear.” The suffering servant here is not any one person but rather all of ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Year B

The Book of Deuteronomy (Chapter 4:32-34,39-40) Deuteronomy is the fifth and last book of the Torah, written around the time of the Babylonian Exile (600 BC). It begins with the story of the Hebrew people wandering in the desert for 40 years, and this chapter focuses on the reality and power of ...
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