Welcome to So Much Bible!

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

  • 1 Samuel 17:1a, 4-11, 19-23, 32-49
    “let no one’s heart fail because of Goliath” Ordinary B30 June 20, 2021
  • Psalm 9
    “I will sing praise to your name, O Most High” Ordinary B30 June 20, 2021
  • 1 Samuel 17:57-18:5, 10-16
    “an evil spirit from God rushed upon Saul” Ordinary B30 June 20, 2021
  • Job 38:1-11
    “when the morning stars sang together” Ordinary B30 June 20, 2021
  • 2 Corinthians 6:1-13
    “open wide your hearts also” Ordinary B30 June 20, 2021
  • Mark 4:35-41
    “he woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace! Be still!'” Ordinary B30 June 20, 2021
  • Psalm 133
    “how very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity” Ordinary B30 June 20, 2021
  • Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32
    “the Lord made the storm be still” Ordinary B30 June 20, 2021
  • Psalm 23:1-6
    “the Lord is my shepherd” Narrative Lectionary June 20, 2021
  • Psalm 63
    “when I think of you on my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night”

Featured Play

Jacob & Esau: Start with an Open Heart

From in utero wrestling to birthright stealing to surprise marriages to competitive child birthing and beyond – journey with Jacob & Esau (mostly Jacob).


Featured Lesson

Learning to Follow Jesus with the Apostles

A series of lessons, with “Bible Trading Cards” of the Apostles! This was created to be a Lenten study, including Bible passages, discussion questions, and information from church traditions, too.