The Babylonian Exile
The Babylonian Exile (Jewish History Lab)
Many people know the title “By the Rivers of Babylon,” even if they don’t realize that it’s a lyric taken from Psalm 137.
Psalm 137 Song – Rivers of Babylon
Brief description of the Babylonian Exile of the Jews in the 6th century BCE.
By the Rivers of Babylon: Commentary on Psalm 136https://t.co/QYkApZFFjy
Professor Larisa Marsheva, Peter Gramatik
From its very first verses, the hymn “By the Rivers of Babylon” reveals the whole meaning of Great Lent. We are in captivity to sin—“by the rivers of Babylon.”… pic.twitter.com/1W7VIescZD
— Orthodox Christianity (@Orthodoxy2019) March 3, 2021
Jesus and Nicodemus
Arts & Faith: 4th Sunday of Lent (B)
Explore the Gospel of Jesus chasing the merchants from the Temple with Arts & Faith: Lent. Use this video to take a new look at this season of spiritual renewal through the lens of sacred art. mage: James Tissot (French, 1836-1902). Interview between Jesus and Nicodemus (Entretien de Jésus et de Nicodème), 1886-1894.
The Chosen scene: John 3:16
The impact of the Chosen’s scene portraying the most famous conversation in the Bible is set up by six episodes of backstory and executed by two masterful actors and two masterful composers.
Friends, today in this inexhaustibly rich conversation with Nicodemus in the Gospel, Jesus tells the Israelite elder: “Unless one is born from above, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.”https://t.co/ZZOvl6arXd pic.twitter.com/Dhu9HUw9rp
— Bishop Robert Barron (@BishopBarron) April 20, 2020
#Gospel Nicodemus, one of their members who had come to him earlier, said to them, "Does our law condemn a man before it first hears him and finds out what he is doing?" – JN 7:50-51 https://t.co/2CDkyLVyVp pic.twitter.com/t9aa1nnUzr
— Archdiocese of NY (@NY_Arch) March 17, 2018
‘Christ and Nicodemus’, Nikolai Ge, 1889
Nicodemus came to see Jesus under cover of darkness.
For how many people today does meeting with Jesus involve taking a risk? Praying for them today.#Nicodemus #John3 #Gospel #Lent2 #Lent2020 pic.twitter.com/CYLYlGP3SN
— Mark James (@revmarkjames) March 8, 2020
The Nicodemus' objection to the Savior is foolish,because Christ was speaking of spiritual regeneration,& he is objecting in terms of carnal. Likewise,all the reasons brought forth to attack the things of faith are foolish, since they are not according to the meaning of Scripture pic.twitter.com/hrSJbBmMVm
— Casina Pio IV (@CasinaPioIV) December 30, 2020
"I couldn't help but think of all of the smart, safe, and comfortable discernment I have undergone in the face of the radicality of Christ."
— Word on Fire (@WordOnFire) June 10, 2020
Gospel: Not all Pharisees opposed Jesus. Not all scribes. Not all in the Sanhedrin. Nicodemus was a friend. Be careful of generalizations. pic.twitter.com/rzJ6senFpP
— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) April 1, 2017
Gospel: Jesus reminds Nicodemus of the power of the Spirit (Jn 3:7-15). Nicodemus, who comes to Jesus "at night," perhaps out of fear of what others might think, seeks conversion. We can be open to it, and work towards it; but, ultimately, it is the Spirit that does it, not us. pic.twitter.com/OD6Iz9WnMt
— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) April 30, 2019
Jesus said to Nicodemus:
God loved the world so much that he gave his onlySon,
so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost
but may have eternal life.
ForGod sent hisSon into the world
not to condemn the world,
but so that through him the world might be saved. pic.twitter.com/gQcxj9LXW9
— Kalina Boulter (@KalinaBoulter) April 22, 2020