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

  • Deuteronomy 18:15-20
    “I will raise up fro them a prophet like you from among their own people” Ordinary B10 January 31, 2021
  • 1 Corinthians 8:1-13
    “if food is a cause of their falling, I will never eat meat” Ordinary B10 January 31, 2021
  • Mark 1:21-28
    “there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit” Ordinary B10 January 31, 2021
  • Luke 6:1-16
    “his disciples plucked some heads of grain, rubbed them in their hands, and ate them” Narrative Lectionary 324 January 31, 20201
  • Psalm 92
    “you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox” Narrative Lectionary 324 January 31, 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.