Triennial Cycle of Torah Readings

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We’re starting a study of  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.

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November 11, 2018 – Lev. 23:1–44 – The Feasts of the Lord

Torah Reading: Leviticus 23:1–44 – The Feasts of the Lord

Psalm 87
Haftarah: Joshua 5:11 – 6:4, 27

Notes on Leviticus 23:1–44

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November 4, 2018 – Lev. 22:17–33 – Unblemished Offerings

Torah Reading: Leviticus 22:17–33 – Unblemished Offerings

Psalm 86
Haftarah: Isaiah 56:7-11 + 57:15-19

Notes on Leviticus 22:17–33

Notes on Psalm 86

Notes on Isaiah 56:7-11 + 57:15-19

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October 28, 2018 – Lev. 21:1 – 22:16 – Priestly purity

Torah Reading: Leviticus 21:1 – 22:16 – Priestly purity

Psalm 85
Haftarah: Ezekiel 44:25 – 45:2, 15

Notes on Leviticus 21:1 – 22:16

More on ‘Blemished Priests’

Notes on Psalm 85

Notes on Ezekiel 44:25 – 45:2, 15

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October 21, 2018 – Lev. 19:23 – 20:27 – Sexual sins

Torah reading: Leviticus 19:23 – 20:27 – Sexual sins

Psalm 84
Haftarah: Isaiah 65:22 – 66:2, 4-5, 10-11

Notes on Leviticus 19:23 – 20:27

More on Trees

Notes on the Death Penalty in Ancient Israel

Notes on Psalm 84

Notes on Isaiah 65:22 – 66:2, 4-5, 10-11

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October 14, 2018 – Lev. 19:1-22 – ‘Ye shall be holy’

Torah reading: Leviticus 19:1-22 – ‘Ye shall be holy’

Psalm 83
Haftarah: Isaiah 4:3 – 5:5, 16

Notes for Leviticus 19:1-22

Notes on ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ and the Good Samaritan

Notes on Psalm 83

Notes on Isaiah 4:3 – 5:5, 16

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