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Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations marked with “LXX” are David R. Bickel’s translations of portions of Septuaginta: Revised Edition, compiled by Alfred Rahlfs and Robert Hanhart, Stuttgart, 2006.

Quotations of the Heidelberg Disputation (Martin Luther, 1518) are from “Heidelberg disputation,” Luther’s Works, Vol. 31: Career of the Reformer I, ed. H. J. Grimm and H. T. Lehmann, Muhlenberg Press: Philadelphia, 1957, pp. 39-70.

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Soli Deo Gloria

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.