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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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s argument would be better served with more focused exegetical attention to individual pericopes.
He shows how the hymnic pericopes dispersed throughout the book are best understood in light of that conflict.
This is clearly at the heart of our Jeremiah and Lucan pericopes.
The hypothetical "Q" document has enough content--some seventy pericopes with over 250 verses--to be a source for study.
3) pericopes are more closely allied to each other than either is to the (first) creation week story.
It therefore comes as something of a surprise to read Celia Chazelle's magnificent exegesis of an ivory crucifixion scene originally made for Charles the Bald (now the cover of the Pericopes of Henry II in Munich).
In this commentary for Gospel pericopes assigned to Sundays and calendar Solemnities (e.
While giving attention to wider currents of thought on the passion expressed in both literature and the liturgy, she focuses on the writings against image worship and Spanish adoptionism to provide new ways of viewing the crucifixion and the cross images in the Gellone Sacramentary and Hrabanus Maurus's In honorem sanctae crucis, and on the literature of the controversies over double predestination and the body of Christ in the Eucharist to offer new interpretations of crucifixion images in the Utrecht Psalter, the Drogo Sacramentary, and on the ivory cover of the Pericopes of Henry II.
He sees the latter half of the book as a series of pericopes that contain speeches and speech fragments (2:28-29; 2:30-32; 3:1-3; 3:4-8; 3:9-13; 3:14-15; 3:16; 3:17; 3:18; and 3:19-21).
Campanella belongs to another universe and will prove to be as I have attempted to demonstrate elsewhere, an ardent, radical, and most formidable cropper and splicer of pericopes.
His procedure is to analyze a series of pericopes in the book, the main ones being 1:1-i 0, the opening poem in praise of wisdom; Chapter 24, a longer and pivotal praise; 14:20-15:10, where wisdom is a desirable bride; and 39:14c-39:35 and 42:15-43:33, two texts dealing with creation.
Yet it seems curious that, if I have understood the concepts of functional grammar aright, no attention is given to the wider construction of pericopes (discourse analysis), for it stands to reason that the construction of any individual sentence will also be affected by its position in the wider context.