Lady Wisdom and Madam Folly are introduced at the start of Proverbs, and it's appropriate as we look for wisdom in the Law and the Gospel this week. It's hard to know where to go with either, but there are some story anchors that we can drop to get started.

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Challenging stories for different reasons this week, and general weirdness all around. The Numbers passage features a magic potion and an Israelite version of the trial-by-water; the Luke text has the rich man and poor Lazarus waving at each other across Hades.

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Milgrom, Jacob (1989). Numbers, The JPS Torah Commentary. Philadaelphia, PA: The Jewish Publication Society.
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