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Exodus 24:12-18

Last Epiphany A

We come at last to the last Sunday of Epiphany, Transfiguration Sunday.  Epiphany began with the proclamation of Christ to the nations, represented by the Magi from the East, and it ends with an even more dramatic presentation of God’s glory on a mountain.  Indeed, all of the lectionary readings for today feature a mountain…

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Exodus 24:12-18

Last Epiphany A

Perhaps few preachers and teachers will tackle Exodus 24 as a stand-alone passage, even on Transfiguration Sunday.  That’s, however, at least somewhat regrettable.  The Spirit has, after all, embedded at least a few gems into this passage. Exodus 24 functions as a kind of “swing chapter,” in the words of Old Testament scholar, Terrence Fretheim. …

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