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.
Read our notes on the Fast of Tammuz here.
Torah Reading: Numbers 27:15-23 – Appointment of Joshua
Haftarah: Joshua 13:7-14 + 14:4-5
Notes on Numbers 27:15-23
More on the Appointment of Joshua
Torah Reading: Numbers 26:52 – 27:14 – Division of the Land, Daughters of Zelophehad
Haftarah: Isaiah 57:13-19 + 58:12-14
Notes on Numbers 26:52-27:14
Notes on Isaiah 57:13-19 + 58:12-14
Torah Reading: Numbers 25:10 – 26:51 – Phinehas’ Zeal and Another Census
Haftarah: Malachi 2:5-7 + 3:16, 10
Notes for Numbers 25:10-26:51
Torah Reading: Numbers 25:1–9 – Sin with Moabite Women. Phinehas Acts
Psalm 105:1-6 (a repeat from previous week)
Haftarah: Joel 4:18
Notes for Numbers 25:1–9
Torah Reading: Numbers 23:11 – 24:25 – Balaam Blesses Israel Again
Haftarah: Isaiah 49:23-25 + 50:4-10, Micah 7:19
Notes for Numbers 23:11-24:25
Balaam as a ‘Hireling’
More on Balaam
Notes on Psalm 105:1-6