Welcome to So Much Bible!

Check out word studies for the lectionary scriptures a week ahead of time!

I started this site as a resource to pastors and church leaders who might want more background on the words of Scripture. There’s so much Bible, it can be exhausting to go through commentaries, dictionaries and word lists. I’m hoping that by collating this work – and providing a few notes along the way – I can help reduce the stress of preparing to preach. This site will include word studies for the lectionary passages one week before they are due to be preached.

There’s so much Bible, and so little time…
But when there’s so little time, there’s So Much Bible!

On the creative side, I also write plays for use in worship, which are biblically grounded and full of humor. We’ve enjoyed presenting these in worship, with adults and children alike, and I’m happy to offer them for others to use.

Everything on this site is licensed through Creative Commons – which means that, as long as you attribute me (Rev. Elana Keppel Levy) and don’t sell my work, you’re welcome to use it in your context, and modify it as you like.

Lectionary Texts for Next Sunday

  • Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
    “do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength” Ordinary C9 January 23, 2022
  • Psalm 19
    “the heavens are telling the glory of God” Ordinary C9 January 23, 2022
  • 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a
    “The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I have no need of you'” Ordinary C9 January 23, 2022
  • Luke 4:14-21
    “he began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone” Ordinary C9 January 23, 2022
  • John 3:1-21
    “just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up” Narrative Lectionary 423 January 23, 2022
  • Psalm 139:13-18
    “I am fearfully and wonderfully made” Narrative Lectionary 423 January 23, 2022
  • Zephaniah 3:14-20
    “at that time I will bring you home” A Women’s Lectionary 9 January 23, 2022
  • Psalm 17:6-9, 13, 15
    “hide me in the shadow of your wings” A Women’s Lectionary 9 January 23, 2022
  • 1 Timothy 4:1-6, 9-10
    “some will renounce the faith by paying attention to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons” A Women’s Lectionary 9 January 23, 2022
  • Mark 1:29-31
    “he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up” A Women’s Lectionary January 23, 2022
  • Psalm 99
    “he spoke to them in the pillar of cloud”

Featured Play

a fabric banner, showing a star over a manger

Christmas Time

A Christmas pageant – filled with humor and heart.

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Featured Lesson

Animals at the Manger

Follow the animals to the manger…

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