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This blog like page is used mainly to post when a new ‘Rx’ becomes available on Etheldreda.net, and occasionally for other news (which might be deleted when it ceases to be relevant). So, if you scroll down you can view the history of the website, including longer posts from June 2018 and May 2009, which outline the history behind Etheldreda.net at and before those points in time.


Rx on Micah 7:7

Wednesday 10th October 2018

Micah 7:7‘But as for me, I will look to Yahweh.’ (click on the reference or here to read).

New notes

Wednesday 3rd October 2018

[Note: I’ve added some further explanatory notes to the Why ‘prescriptions’ from God’s word? page.]

Rx on Obadiah 15

Wednesday 15th August 2018

Obadiah 15, ‘“Your deeds will return upon your own head.”’ (click on the reference or here to read).

New footnotes

Tuesday 24th July 2018

I’ve become aware that some readers might not be familiar with either puritan expository technique, monastic lectio divina, or both. Therefore I’ve added some footnotes to the Why ‘prescriptions’ from God’s word? page to briefly explain these, so that it’s more obvious how they’ve influenced the ‘scripture-medicine’ spiritual discipline. Also, I’ve added a very brief summary of the method, which might be helpful/useful.

Rx on 1 Peter 2:23

Wednesday 13th June 2018

1 Peter 2:23‘when he was cursed, didn’t curse back. When he suffered, didn’t threaten, but committed himself to him who judges righteously’ (click on the reference or here to read).

New Etheldreda.net website design

Monday 11th June 2018

From today Etheldreda.net has a new website design – here it is! I hope this new design will be welcomed by anyone who finds the website helpful. The new features include:-

– This ‘New’ section (explained at the top of the page),
An improved visual appearance yet retaining elements of the original website’s look,
Responsiveness for mobiles/tablets etc. (making it easier to read on such devices),
search feature,
– The
Bible texts index now presents a ‘random’ starting point, accessed via a new ‘Rx so far’ page,
Enhanced security (https rather than http, and more).

You will see from the historical record posted below that the current rate of progress is roughly one new Rx every two months. Occasionally there is a three month gap, which represents a season of revision – reading what’s been done so far, and making minor edits where appropriate. The plan is for this rate of progress to continue until 2020, by which time there will be an Rx on one verse from every book of the Bible. During that time I will be working on another project mainly.

From 2020 onwards the plan is to concentrate more on Etheldreda.net, increasing the rate of new Rx to one or two per month, God willing.

Whenever a new Rx is ready to view I will post a notice here, likewise whenever some revisions have been made, and which pages have changed.

Rx on Amos 5:23-24

Wednesday 11th April 2018

Amos 5:23-24, ‘Take away from me the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps. But let justice roll on like rivers, and righteousness like a mighty stream.’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on Daniel 2:22

Wednesday 7th February 2018

Daniel 2:22, ‘he reveals the deep and secret things’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on Philemon 6

Wednesday 8th November 2017

Philemon 6, ‘the fellowship of your faith may become effective, in the knowledge of very good thing which is in us in Christ Jesus.’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on Ezra 7:10

Tuesday 12th September 2017

Ezra 7:10, ‘Ezra had set his heart to seek the law of Yahweh, and to do it, and to teach’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on 1 Chronicles 12:32

Tuesday 11th July 2017

1 Chronicles 12:32, ‘the children of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on 2 Thessalonians 2:17

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

2 Thessalonians 2:17, ‘establish you in every good work and word.’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on 2 Kings 6:17

Friday 3rd March 2017

2 Kings 6:17, ‘Elisha prayed, and said, “Yahweh, please open his eyes, that he may see.” Yahweh opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire around Elisha.’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on 1 Corinthians 7:31

Tuesday 8th November 2016

1 Corinthians 7:31, ‘use the world, as not using it to the fullest. For the mode of this world passes away.’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on Ruth 1:16

Tuesday 13th September 2016

Ruth 1:16, ‘“your people shall be my people, and your God my God”’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on Joshua 5:13-14

Tuesday 5th July 2016

Joshua 5:13-14, ‘“Are you for us, or for our adversaries?” He said, “No”’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on Acts 1:8

Tuesday 3rd May 2016

Acts 1:8, ‘“You will be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the uttermost parts of the earth.”’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on 1 Kings 18:38-39

Tuesday 1st March 2016

1 Kings 18:38-39, ‘Then the fire of Yahweh fell, and consumed the burnt offering, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces. They said, “Yahweh, he is God! Yahweh, he is God!”’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on 2 Samuel 6:14

Wednesday 6th January 2016

2 Samuel 6:14, ‘David danced before Yahweh with all his might’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on 1 Timothy 6:6

Saturday 26th September 2015

1 Timothy 6:6, ‘godliness with contentment is great gain’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on Jonah 1:3

Wednesday 10th June 2015

Jonah 1:3, ‘Jonah rose up to flee’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on Judges 6:14

Wednesday 28th January 2015

Judges 6:14, ‘“Go in this your might”’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on Mark 14:36

Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Mark 14:36, ‘“not what I desire, but what you desire.”’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on Leviticus 19:2

Wednesday 4th June 2014

Leviticus 19:2, ‘“‘You shall be holy; for I Yahweh your God am holy.’”’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on Exodus 3:7-8

Wednesday 5th June 2013

Exodus 3:7-8, ‘“I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows. I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey…”’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on Galatians 5:23

Wednesday 6th March 2013

Galatians 5:23, ‘self-control’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on Zephaniah 3:17

Wednesday 2nd January 2013

Zephaniah 3:17, ‘He will calm you in his love.’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on Habakkuk 3:17-19

Wednesday 14th November 2012

Habakkuk 3:17-19, ‘though the fig tree doesn’t flourish, nor fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive fails, the fields yield no food; the flocks are cut off from the fold, and there is no herd in the stalls: yet I will rejoice in Yahweh. I will be joyful in the God of my salvation! Yahweh, the Lord, is my strength. He makes my feet like deer’s feet, and enables me to go in high places.’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on 1 John 3:1

Wednesday 5th September 2012

1 John 3:1, ‘how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on Joel 2:29

Wednesday 4th July 2012

Joel 2:29, ‘“in those days, I will pour out my Spirit.”’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on Esther 4:14

Wednesday 2nd May 2012

Esther 4:14, ‘“Who knows if you haven’t come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on 2 Corinthians 4:7

Tuesday 6th March 2012

2 Corinthians 4:7, ‘treasure in clay vessels’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on Deuteronomy 21:22-23

Tuesday 3rd January 2012

Deuteronomy 21:22-23, ‘If a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be put to death, and you hang him on a tree; his body shall not remain all night on the tree, but you shall surely bury him the same day; for he who is hanged is accursed of God; that you don’t defile your land’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on Colossians 3:16

Tuesday 20th September 2011

Colossians 3:16, ‘Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your heart to the Lord.’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on 1 Samuel 16:17

Monday 2nd January 2017

1 Samuel 16:17, ‘“I see not as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but Yahweh looks at the heart.”’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on Song of Songs 2:3

Tuesday 12th July 2011

Song of Songs 2:3, ‘his fruit was sweet to my taste’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Tuesday 24th May 2011

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, ‘Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks,’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on Jeremiah 17:8

Tuesday 29th March 2011

Jeremiah 17:8, ‘he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, who spreads out its roots by the river, and shall not fear when heat comes, but its leaf shall be green’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on Luke 1:63-64

Tuesday 1st February 2011

Luke 1:63-64, ‘He asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, “His name is John.” They all marvelled. His mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue freed, and he spoke, blessing God.’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on Lamentations 3:32

Tuesday 23rd November 2010

Lamentations 3:32, ‘though he cause grief, yet he will have compassion according to the multitude of his loving kindnesses.’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on Revelation 22:5

Tuesday 5th October 2010

Revelation 22:5, ‘the Lord God will illuminate them. They will reign forever and ever.’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on Nehemiah 4:9

Tuesday 3rd August 2010

Nehemiah 4:9, ‘we made our prayer to our God, and set a watch’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on Hebrews 12:1

Tuesday 1st June 2010

Hebrews 12:1, ‘lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily entangles’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Rx on Isaiah 1:18

Tuesday 9th March 2010

Isaiah 1:18, ‘“Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.”’ (click on the reference or here to read).

The history behind Etheldreda.net

Monday 25th May 2009

My thinking behind the ‘scripture-medicine’ Bible study method developed during the 1990s. This led to the essay format that I use emerging in 2004, with the first ‘prescription – Rx’ being the one written on Ezekiel 33:11 in that year. Etheldreda came into the picture in 2008 (although I have a longstanding interest in monasticism), which led to the launch of Etheldreda.net in 2009 (domain created 25th May), with the 18 Rx that had already been written by that stage posted later in the year. These were:-

Ezekiel 33:11 (the 1st), ‘As I live, says the Lord Yahweh, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn, turn from your evil ways; for why will you die, house of Israel?’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Genesis 3:15, ‘“I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will bruise your head, and you will bruise his heel.”’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Numbers 12:3, ‘Now the man Moses was very humble, above all the men who were on the surface of the earth.’ (click on the reference or here to read).

2 Chronicles 32:31, ‘God left him, to try him, that he might know all that was in his heart.’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Job 1:21, ‘“Yahweh gave, and Yahweh has taken away. Blessed be the name of Yahweh.”’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Psalm 46:1-5, ‘God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we won’t be afraid, though the earth changes, though the mountains are shaken into the heart of the seas; though its waters roar and are troubled, though the mountains tremble with their swelling. There is a river, the streams of which make the city of God glad, the holy place of the tents of the Most High. God is in her midst.’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Proverbs 6:6, ‘Go to the ant, you sluggard. Consider her ways and be wise’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Ecclesiastes 5:18, ‘that which I have seen to be good and proper is for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy good in all his labor, in which he labors under the sun, all the days of his life which God has given him; for this is his portion.’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Hosea 6:6, ‘“I desire mercy, and not sacrifice;”’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Matthew 28:18-20, ‘Jesus came to them and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I commanded you. Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”’ (click on the reference or here to read).

John 3:16, ‘“For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.”’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Romans 8:28, ‘all things work together for good for those who love God… those who are called according to his purpose.’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Ephesians 5:10, ‘what is well pleasing to the Lord.’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Philippians 4:8, ‘Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think about these things.’ (click on the reference or here to read).

2 Timothy 2:22, ‘Flee from youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.’ (click on the reference or here to read).

James 1:14-15, ‘each one is tempted, when he is drawn away by his own lust, and enticed. Then the lust, when it has conceived, bears sin; and the sin, when it is full grown, brings forth death.’ (click on the reference or here to read).

2 Peter 1:5-7, ‘adding on your part all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence; and in moral excellence, knowledge; and in knowledge, self-control; and in self-control patience; and in patience godliness; and in godliness brotherly affection; and in brotherly affection, love.’ (click on the reference or here to read).

Titus 2:11-13 (the 18th), ‘the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to the intent that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we would live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world; looking for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ’ (click on the reference or here to read).