Index to Biblical References & Citations


ew cameo.jpgFriends, this is a list, as complete as I can make it, of all appearances and mentions of Biblical passages on this Web site.

It includes citations of extra-canonical material from the Biblical era, and covers the earthwitness journal (“ewj”), The Quaker Magpie Journal (“QMJ”), and my essay Creation Encountered (CE).

I assembled this list for personal reference. But it has occurred to me that others might find it helpful for their own use in searching this site.


Jump Directly to Sections:

  1. Torah (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy)
  2. Histories (Judges, Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, Nehemiah)
  3. Wisdom (Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Daniel 13)
  4. Major Prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel)
  5. Minor Prophets (Hosea, Joel, Amos, Jonah, Micah)
  6. Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) & Acts
  7. Canonical Epistles (Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians, I Thessalonians, II Timothy, Philemon, Hebrews, James, Peter, I John)
  8. Apocalypse (Revelation) & Extra-Canonical (Gospel of Thomas, Ignatius to the Ephesians, Didache)


I. Torah

Genesis 1:16,18
“dominion” of sun and moon
Genesis 1:26,28
“dominion” of humans
Genesis 1:29-30
vegetarianism commanded
Genesis 1:31
everything God made is good
Genesis 3:8
God walks in the Garden
Genesis 3:21
God made tunics of skin for Adam and Eve
Genesis 4:7
illustrating usage of mâshal
Genesis 9:9-10
God’s covenant with Noah and the animals
Genesis 12:1
God’s first command to Abram: get out of your homeland
Genesis 22:1-18
Abraham offers Isaac to God as a sacrifice
Exodus 3:5
the burning Bush and holy ground
Exodus 3:8
“a land of milk and honey”
Exodus 4:10
Moses to God: don’t ask me to do this, I’m a terrible public speaker
Exodus 20:25
altars of stone to be unhewn
Exodus 21:5-6
a person might voluntarily choose to become a slave for life
Exodus 21:20-27
laws regulating physical abuse of slaves by their owners
Exodus 33:3
“a land of milk and honey”
Leviticus 25:1-22
Sabbath and Jubilee years
Leviticus 25:39-55/DT>
laws regarding slavery
Leviticus 25:43,46,52; 26:17
illustrating usage of râdâh
Leviticus 27:21
fields hallowed in Jubilee year
Numbers 24:19
illustrating usage of râdâh
Numbers 35:30
rules of witness
Deuteronomy 8:7-9
“a land of milk and honey”
Deuteronomy 15:16-17
a person might voluntarily choose to become a slave for life
Deuteronomy 17:6
rules of witness
Deuteronomy 17:14-20
rules for kingship
Deuteronomy 19:15
rules of witness
Deuteronomy 27:5-6
altars of stone to be unhewn


II. Histories

Judges 14:9
illustrating usage of râdâh
Judges 5
the Song of Deborah
Judges 8:23
illustrating usage of mâshal
I Samuel 12:1-5
the weight of a witness
II Samuel 1-12
David’s early kingship
II Samuel 4:5-12
David punishes those who murdered his enemy
II Samuel 6:12-22
the bringing of the Ark to Jerusalem
II Samuel 11
David, Bathsheba & Uriah
II Samuel 12:1-13
Nathan confronts David
II Samuel 22
Hymn to the God of Storms
I Kings 4:24, 5:16, 9:23
illustrating usage of râdâh
I Kings 19:11
God to Elijah: go and stand on the mountain before Me
I Kings 21
Naboth’s vineyard
II Chronicles 8:10
illustrating usage of râdâh
Nehemiah 9:28
illustrating usage of râdâh


III. Wisdom

Job 4:8
we reap what we sow
Job 38-40
God’s answer to Job
Psalm 8:6-8
“dominion” of humans
Psalm 18
Hymn to the God of Storms
Psalm 27:14
“Wait on YHWH!”
Psalm 46
“our refuge and our strength”
Psalms 72:8, 110:2
illustrating usage of râdâh
Psalm 123:2
“As servants look to the hand of their masters, so we to YHWH”
Psalm 126:5
we reap what we sow
Proverbs 12:10
a righteous man has regard for the life of his animal
Proverbs 22:8
we reap what we sow
Proverbs 28:5
those who seek YHWH understand all
Ecclesiastes 3:19
humans and animals have one breath
Daniel 13
Susanna and the Elders


IV. Major Prophets

Isaiah 6
the prophet called to engage in futile prophecy
Isaiah 6:8-12
the prophet to go unheard
Isaiah 11:6-9
the Peaceable Kingdom
Isaiah 14:2,6
illustrating usage of râdâh
Isaiah 20:2-3
going naked for a sign
Isaiah 25:9
…We have waited for Him, and He will save us!
Isaiah 29:9-10
the prophets silenced by God
Isaiah 30:7
help from Egypt to be in vain
Isaiah 31:1
seeking help from human strength an error
Isaiah 41:2
illustrating usage of râdâh
Isaiah 54:13-14
all your children to be taught by YHWH
Isaiah 58:6-9
share your bread with the hungry, and you’ll be blessed
Isaiah 61:1-2
quoted by Christ in his first sermon
Isaiah 66:3
“he who kills a bull, slays a man”
Jeremiah 5:31
illustrating usage of râdâh
Jeremiah 31:33
the Law written on the tablets of the heart
Ezekiel 1-2
the calling of the prophet
Ezekiel 29:15, 34:4
illustrating usage of râdâh


V. Minor Prophets

Hosea 1-2
the parable of Hosea’s marriage
Hosea 8:7
we reap what we sow
Hosea 8:14
human strength is no defense
Hosea 10:12
we reap what we sow
Joel 2:28-32
the Spirit to be poured out
Amos 4-5
a prophecy of tragedy, referencing how God may be known
Amos 7:7-9
the prophet told that doom can no longer be averted
Jonah 1
meeting God on the sea
Micah 6:8
do justly, love mercy, walk with God


VI. Gospels & Acts

Matthew 4:1-11
the Temptation in the Wilderness
Matthew 5-7
the Sermon on the Mount
Matthew 5:12
rejoice when they persecute you
Matthew 5:23-24
be reconciled to your brother before offering your gift at the altar
Matthew 5:38-42
resist not evil; turn the other cheek; go the second mile; etc.
Matthew 5:48
you shall be perfect, as your Father in Heaven
Matthew 6:10
…Your Kingdom come; Your will be done….
Matthew 6:24
a person cannot serve two masters
Matthew 6:25-34
do not worry
Matthew 7:8-11
Everyone who asks receives. For which of you, if your child asked for bread, would give him a stone? And isn’t God the sort who will do even better?
Matthew 8:5-13
Christ heals the centurion’s servant
Matthew 10:9-10
take nothing for your journey
Matthew 12:36
no idle words
Matthew 14:13,23
Christ retreats to the wilderness to pray
Matthew 16:19
binding and loosing
Matthew 17:20
the faith that moves mountains
Matthew 18
principles of life in community (“Gospel order”)
Matthew 18:16
rules of witness
Matthew 18:18
binding and loosing
Matthew 18:19
where two disciples agree
Matthew 18:20
where two or three are gathered
Matthew 19:17
there is One that is good, namely God
Matthew 23:23
the weightier matters of justice, mercy and faith
Matthew 25:31-46
parable of the sheep and the goats
Matthew 26:36
Christ goes to the Garden to pray
Mark 2:13-17
Christ calls Levi away from the tax office
Mark 10:18
there is One that is good, namely God
Mark 10:42-45
servant lordship
Luke 4:18-19
Christ’s first sermon
Luke 7:1-10
Christ heals the centurion’s servant
Luke 8:11
the seed is the Word
Luke 10:3-4
go as lambs; take nothing for the journey
Luke 10:25-37
parable of the Good Samaritan
Luke 10:27
the second Great Commandment (“your neighbor as yourself”)
Luke 12:11-12
the Holy Spirit will teach you what to say
Luke 12:13-15
Christ refuses to divide the inheritance
Luke 12:22-34
do not worry
Luke 16:13
a person cannot serve two masters
Luke 17:7-10
parable of the servant who only does his duty
Luke 18:19
there is One that is good, namely God
Luke 19:1-10
Christ wins Zacchæus to repentance
John 1:1
the Word was in the beginning, is God
John 1:14
the Word made flesh dwelt amongst us
John 8:3-11
the woman taken in adultery
John 13:3-17
Jesus’s footwashing
John 13:34-35
“love one another; thus you are my disciples”
John 14:2
many mansions
John 15:14
you are my friends if you do whatsoever I tell you
John 15:15
I no longer call you “servants” (douloi), but “friends” (philoi)
John 16:7-15
“the Paraklete will come and convict the world of sin and righteousness”
John 16:24
whatever you ask in my name, will be given, that your joy may be complete
John 18:1-2
Christ’s fondness for the Garden of Gethsemane
John 18:36
if Christ’s kingdom were of this world, his servants would fight
Acts 2:14-21
Peter’s sermon at Pentecost: concerning the Spirit
Acts 6:2-3
the appointment of deacons for table-service
Acts 9:1-9
Saul’s experience on the road to Damascus
Acts 15:22-23,28
Quaker-style discernment process by the Church at Jerusalem
Acts 16:4
the things-which-seemed-good (dogmata)
Acts 16:19-34
Paul’s and Silas’s adventure in the Philippi prison
Acts 17:28
Paul to the Athenians: in God we live & move & have our being


VII. Canonical Epistles

Romans 1:11
I long to see you, that I might share with you some spiritual gift, that you might be established…
Romans 2:14-15
the Law written in hearts and consciences
Romans 6:4
baptism is burial and resurrection, that we should walk in newness of life
Romans 6:23
the kharisma of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord
Romans 8:12-13
we live not in the flesh but in the Spirit
Romans 8:14
those led by the Spirit are God’s children
Romans 8:15-17
we received, not the spirit of bondage, but the Spirit of adoption
Romans 8:18
today’s sufferings are minor compared to the glory to come
Romans 8:19-22
Creation waits eagerly…
Romans 8:23
we too wait eagerly for the adoption
Romans 8:26-28
the Spirit intercedes for us
Romans 8:28
all things work together for good to those that love the Lord…
Romans 12:6-8
various kinds of gifts
I Corinthians 6:1-3
the saints are the best qualified to judge/discern
I Corinthians 7:7
each person has his own kharisma from God
I Corinthians 11:1
Imitate me, as I imitate Christ.
I Corinthians 12:1-11
the relationship between the Spirit and the kharismata
I Corinthians 12:4-11,28-31
various kinds of gifts
I Corinthians 12:4-11,28-31
earnestly desire the best kharismata
I Corinthians 13:1-3
the kharismata, without love, are of no worth
I Corinthians 13:7
love bears all things
I Corinthians 14:1
desire pneumatika; the relationship between the Spirit and the kharismata
I Corinthians 14:29
let two or three prophets speak, and the congregation judge/discern
II Corinthians 1:15
I intended to come to you, that you might have a second helping of grace.
II Corinthians 9:6
we reap what we sow
Galatians 3:26-4:4
no longer slaves, but children & heirs
Galatians 4:5-7
adoption, sonship, heirship
Galatians 6:2
bear one another’s burdens
Galatians 6:7-8
we reap what we sow
Ephesians 1:5-6
adoption as children of God
Ephesians 6:5-9
duties of masters and servants
Colossians 2:8
misleading philosophies
Colossians 2:20-23
Colossians 3:11
neither Greek nor Jew, slave nor free
Colossians 3:22
slaves, obey your masters
I Thessalonians 2:3-5
the weight of a testimony
I Thessalonians 5:6
You become imitators of us and of the Lord.
II Timothy 3:16
“All scripture is given by inspiration…”
Philemon 15-17
receive him no longer as a slave, but as a brother — as you would me
Hebrews 8:10
“I will put My Laws in their minds and hearts.”
James 1:17
every good giving and perfect gift is from God
James 2:23
Abraham was called the friend of God
I Peter 4:13
rejoice when you partake of Christ’s sufferings
II Peter 1:20-21
“Prophecy never came by human will…”
I John 2:20,27
an anointing that teaches you all things
I John 3:21
if our heart does not condemn us…


VIII. Apocalypse & Extra-Canonical

Apocalypse (Revelation of John, ca. 94 - ca. 96 A.D.), 7:3
hurt not the Earth!
Apocalypse (Revelation of John, ca. 94 - ca. 96 A.D.), 8:1
the silence in Heaven
Apocalypse (Revelation of John, ca. 94 - ca. 96 A.D.), 11:18
destroy the earth-destroyers!
Gospel of Thomas (ca. 55 - ca. 140 A.D.), 42
be passers-by
Gospel of Thomas (ca. 55 - ca. 140 A.D.), 72
Christ refuses to divide the inheritance
Ignatios Theophoros (bishop of Antioch), Letter to the Ephesians (ca. 107 - ca. 112 A.D.), iv.1c
Christ is being sung
Didache (compiled ca. 70 - ca. 150 on the basis of first century source texts), xi, xii
the rôles of apostles, prophets and teachers
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