Darn auto correct! A pericope is a ‘cutting’ or section of a book or chapter. An alternative way of saying ‘passage’ when you’re writing a blog and you don’t want to use the word ‘passage’ again. A periscope is… well you know what a periscope is don’t ya? It’s a lense through which one might examine a pericope! Did you hear about the minister who was writing a paper and wanted to use the word pastor as a verb? The computer, not recognizing it as a correct usage, offered these alternatives as verbs: pasture and pester! I guess that is what ministers do!