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

  • Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20
    “you shall have no other gods before me” Ordinary A45 October 4, 2020
  • Philippians 3:4b-14
    “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus” Ordinary A45 October 4, 2020
  • Matthew 21:33-46
    “when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?” Ordinary A45 October 4, 2020
  • Isaiah 5:1-7
    “what more was there to do for my vineyard that I have not done in it?” Ordinary A45 October 4, 2020
  • Psalm 19
    “the heavens are telling the glory of God” Ordinary A45 October 4, 2020

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.