Monday, December 20, 2004

Read Pericope 2: God became a human being.

From Jesus' pre-existence, John moves to Christ's incarnation in human form, which made the glory of the unseen God known to us.


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Read Pericope 1: Jesus is the Word.

John opens his Gospel by clearly identifying Jesus as God Himself, existing from the very beginning, and the agency of all creation. From this cosmic view, however, he quickly connects the picture to humanity: Jesus is the light of men.


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Though i haven't managed an official announcement and release yet, i've got the new version of the Composite Gospel Index with individually-browsable pericopes, up on SemanticBible. This is based on a new RDF representation that adds next/previous links by source, as well as for the overall sequence. This also provides a framework for more information as SemanticBible content grows.

Consequently, i'm beginning a new daily feature of posting the Daily Pericope to Blogos. This will include a link to the day's pericope, and some brief comments. I encourage you to follow along and see how this combined view of the Gospels works for you. Since there are 355 pericopes, this is almost a year's worth of looking at the life of Jesus. I'll push through the first few quickly to catch up so that the Christmas pericope (Pericope 11, "Jesus is born in Bethlehem") falls on the traditional day.

For the time being, i'll post these to the main page. In a month or so, i'll likely back off to only posting them to their own category with an RSS feed. So if you're sure you want to follow along, and you're reading via RSS, i recommend you subscribe to this feed.

The HTML presentation here isn't as nice as i would like (i'm no graphic artist). If you'd like to improve it, have a look at the XSL that generates it (client-side, from the underlying RDF). Or if you're not into XSL, send me your HTML version and i'll see if i can generate it. I'm committed at this point to presentations that work under both IE and Firefox.

 


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