We’re studying the first five books of the Bible, the Torah, in imitation of how Jesus and the disciples studied the scriptures. The whole process will take three and a half years. Passages from the Prophets and the Psalms are paired with those from the Torah, which often brings out hidden meaning and clarifies many of the sayings of Jesus.
We’ll publish the readings for each week here, and you are encouraged to comment, ask questions or add insights each week. Follow along with us!
More background on the Triennial Cycle is found here.
Torah Reading: Numbers 34:1- 35:34 – Borders Defined, Cities of Refuge
Haftarah: Ezekiel 45:1-8, 14-15, Joshua 20:1-9 + 21:3
Notes on Numbers 34:1- 35:34
Notes on Psalm 106:28-33
Notes on Ezekiel 45:1-8, 14-15 and Joshua 20:1-9 + 21:3
Torah Reading: Numbers 33:1-56 – Recap of Israel’s Journeys
Haftarah: Isaiah 11:16 -12:6 + 14:1-2
Notes on Numbers 33:1-56
Notes on Psalm 106:19-27
Notes for Isaiah 11:16-12:6 + 14:1-2
Torah Reading: Numbers 32:1-42 – Petition of Reuben and Gad
Haftarah: Joshua 22:8-12, 21-24, 26-29
Notes on Numbers 32:1-42
Notes on Psalm 106:13-18
Notes on Joshua 22
Torah Reading: Numbers 31:1–54 – War Against Midian, Distribution of Spoils
Haftarah: Ezekiel 25:14, Isaiah 49:24 – 50:7
Notes on Numbers 31:1-54
More on Numbers 31
Notes on Psalm 106:6-12
Notes on Ezekiel 25:14, Isaiah 49:24-50:7 and Isaiah 40:24
No Torah Readings scheduled except for those concerning the Fast of Ab.
The purpose of the fast is to consider our idolatry and repent, as the Jews did, lamenting the destruction of Jerusalem.
See notes on the fast here.