In my time doing Biblical Studies, about 7 years now, I've noticed a general lack of ability for the Church to offer genuinely Christian readings of the Bible - particularly the OT - without being co-opted into some other agenda.
Whether it is Liberal Protestantism and Judaism taking the prophets away from the Church, or whether it is Evangelicalism insisting on breaking the rules of modernity in order to claim some objective meaning of texts, the western church seems to have lost its ability to read the Bible in a specifically Christian way, through the lens of the revelation of God in Jesus Christ.
Thus, I want to argue that the Mass offers us such a distinct reading of texts and is - itself - both a hermeneutic and an interpreter of texts and is meant to be so both on the grounds of Scripture and Tradition.
Therefore, I'm attempting to write a paper where I interpret 2 Chronicles 36:14-23 from within its location in the mass, or should I say, where I allow the mass to interpret the text from within this location within the mass.
Here is a little sneak peak for those who might be interested: