Rizpah: Prophet without Words

January 4, 2015
Passage: Second Samuel 21:1-14, Psalm 51:10-17
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"The lectionary which determines our scripture readings follows a three-year cycle.  If you attend worship each Sunday for three years, you will hear much of the biblical story.  But you won’t hear about Rizpah. The story we heard Pastor Deb read today is not included in the 3 year lectionary cycle.  Rizpah’s story is part of a collection of odds & ends which was tacked on the backside of the David narrative in I and II Samuel. If you remove those four chapters, II Samuel flows smoothly into I Kings.  But someone thought the story of Rizpah needed to be included in the narrative..."

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