Here is a fine article on Matthew and the fulfillment motif - very fine - anticipate Christmas with it - but read it all.
I have already facebooked (verbed that noun) a speech by Solzhenitsyn and a comment on his nationalism - a nice combo if you are worried about humanity. But more comment is required on the potential for a difference to be discovered in the one who is the Vine. Better is not my favorite word.
And here is Ezra 1 - hmmm what will one do with the default mode?