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

  • Acts 2:1-21
    “tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them” Pentecost B26 May 23, 2021
  • Ezekiel 37:1-14
    “Mortal, can these bones live?” Pentecost B26 May 23, 2021
  • Romans 8:22-27
    “we groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies” Pentecost B26 May 23, 2021
  • John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
    “I am going to him who sent me, yet none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?'” Pentecost B26 May 23, 2021
  • Acts 2:1-4
    “all of them were filled with the Holy Spirit” Narrative Lectionary 346 May 23, 2021
  • Luke 11:11-13
    “how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask” Narrative Lectionary 346 May 23, 2021
  • Acts 1:15-17
    “friends, the scripture had to be fulfilled” Eastertide B25 May 16, 2021

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.