Lectionary Year B
July 13, 2003
2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19

Step II: Disposition

A. Genre

(JFC) This pericope seems like a right basic historical narrative reporting an significant event in the lives of the people and nation. It goes into more detail than might be absolutely necessary. It repeats some words, names and phrases a bit excessively, too.

B. Personal Interaction

(JFC) We have to wonder, naturally, about the missing lines in the middle of this lection, both what they say to the whole message and why they are deleted here. And, are Baalah of Judah and Obed-Edom's house of the same significance and/or why do we read of it so specifically if it is of equal importance? Were David's celebrative expressions of joy really that extraordinary in those days for such an important event?

C. Organization

(JFC) The verses missing from this lection are numbers 6 through 12a. Baalah of Judah is in the 2nd verse and the house of Obed-Edom is in the12th verse. David's questionable dancing is reported in verses 12-16.

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