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January 30, 2013 Sermon

The Schaeffer-Ashmead Chapel of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
Holy Communion
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 11:30 am

First Reading: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 

Psalm 19

Second Reading: II Cor. 12:12-31a

Gospel: Luke 4: 14-21

Shabbat Shemoth: These Are (Some of) the Names...

Exodus 1:1 These are the names (shemoth) of the sons of Yisra’el who came into Egypt with Ya‘akov…

Baniym can of course mean "sons" or "children" and usually I err on the side of inclusion. But in this text, it is clear that only male progeny are indicated, demonstrated by the list of names that follow. These are the names of Israel’s sons, but what about his daughters?