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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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(9) However, using the semantic analysis of significant pericopes, it is possible to identify the most important theological meanings of the primeval semantic substratum of its qal conjugation that permeates the different morphosyntactic variations of the root [phrase omitted].
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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.
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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therefore comes as something of a surprise to read Celia Chazelle's magnificent exegesis of an ivory crucifixion scene originally made for Charles the Bald (now the cover of the Pericopes of Henry II in Munich).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.g., Christmas) by the three-year Revised Common Lectionary, Allan and Williamson call attention to how the evangelists used polemical language to distinguish the Jesus movement from other Jewish groups, to defend the legitimacy of their interpretations of Israel's ancient traditions, and to explain to their communities why other Jews rejected Jesus.
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).
All such variants do not affect the sense for the most part but collectively they do help us to understand how Campanella works and under what conditions he works, how he conceives of scripture, its fluidity and orality, at a time when the new technology of moveable type will pinion down every pericope. 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.