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n. pl. pe·ric·o·pes or pe·ric·o·pae (-pē′)
An extract or selection from a book, especially a reading from a Scripture that forms part of a church service.

[Late Latin pericopē, from Greek perikopē, a cutting around, section, from perikoptein, to cut around : peri-, peri- + koptein, to cut.]

pe·ric′o·pal (pə-rĭk′ə-pəl), per′i·cop′ic (pĕr′ĭ-kŏp′ĭk) adj.


(Ecclesiastical Terms) a selection from a book, esp a passage from the Bible read at religious services
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek perikopē piece cut out, from peri- + kopē a cutting]
pericopic, pericopal adj
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The book consists of seven chapters, the heart of which (chapters two to five) supplies an extensive chronological survey and selected translations of the quranic commentaries (tafasir) that the author has chosen to represent the dominant trends in the interpretation of this quranic pericope.
The author includes an introduction to each pericope, running vocabulary on the facing page of each passage, and several other tools designed to aid in student success with the texts presented.
The creative itinerary of the preach has many stages (15) which accomplished with much wit become real successful preaches: the careful reading of evangelical pericope; the delimitation and analysis of the previous and later pericope context; the analysis of the parallel loci (e.
Whether through face-to-face pericope studies in company with colleagues in a particular geographical area or through reading unknown colleagues' perspectives on texts, the knowledge that we stand always within a world-wide community of study and interpretation is a gift of grace.
Chapter 18 of Matthew, from which the Gospel pericope is taken, features the fourth of the "Five Great Discourses" of Jesus, often called the "Community Discourse" because it speaks of how the community of believers should deal with one another.
They are typically written and consulted as resource books, treating each pericope as a self-contained unit for the preacher, teacher or student who brings particular questions about specific texts.
In this pericope the reader is presented with two situations involving people who had received the baptism of John.
As I penned this letter I found myself reflecting on Pericope de Adultera, the biblical passage where Jesus intervened to prevent a young woman, caught in the act of adultery, being stoned, by shaming the baying crowds into dispersal.
The exalted narrative character of the first pericope is generated by expressions such as "the greater light" and "the lesser light"--instead of the ordinary Hebrew words for sun and moon.
The Pericope Adulterae, the Gospel of John, and the literacy of Jesus.
Elizabeth Kirk, Anna Baldwin, and Teresa Tavormina offer subtle expositions of parts of the poem, based on their respective studies of speculative theology, changes in the English law relating to debt, and the traditional exegesis of Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21 (the so-called synoptic apocalypse, which, since Luke 21 furnished the pericope for the Second Sunday in Advent, attracted much attention).