Triennial Cycle of Torah Readings

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We’re starting a regular weekly cycle reading passages from 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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January 15, 2017 – Gen. 17:1-27 – Covenant of Circumcision

Torah Readings: Gen. 17:1-27 – Covenant of Circumcision; Abram becomes Abraham

Psalm 12
Haftorah – Jeremiah 33:25 – 34:5 + 34:8-13
Isaiah 54:10 – 55:3
2 Kings 20:3-11 + 19

Notes on Gen. 17:1-27

Notes on Psalm 12

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January 8, 2017 – Gen. 16:1-16 – Hagar & Ishmael

Torah Reading: Gen. 16:1-16 – Hagar & Ishmael
Psalm 11, again
Haftorah – Isaiah 40:10-18 + 21 + 31
Jeremiah 31:15-19 + 22-25 + 36

Notes on Gen. 16:1-16

The Patriarchs and Polygamy

More on Hagar

Notes on Isaiah 40:10-18 + 21 + 31

Notes on Jeremiah 31:15-19 + 22-25 + 36

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January 1, 2017 – Gen. 15:1-21 – Abram’s Horror of Great Darkness, Covenant

Torah readings: Gen. 15:1-21 – Abram’s Horror of Great Darkness, Covenant
Psalm 11
Isaiah 1:1-8 + 2:2-3

Notes on Gen. 15:1-21

Notes on Psalm 11

Notes on Isaiah 1:1-8 + 2:2-3

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December 25, 2016 – Christmas

No readings are scheduled for this week.

Merry Christmas!

 

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December 18, 2016 – Genesis 14:1-24 – Abram rescues Lot; meets Melchizedek

Torah Readings: Genesis 14:1-24 – Abram rescues Lot; meets Melchizedek

Hanukkah celebration

Psalm 10
Haftorah: Isaiah 41:2-5 + 8-13
Zechariah 9:10 – 10:1 + 12
Micah 4:11 – 5:6

Notes on Genesis 14

Notes on Psalm 10

Notes on Zechariah 9:10 – 10:1 + 12

Notes on Micah 4:11 – 5:6

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