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.
Torah Reading: Exodus 27:20 – 28:43 – High Priest’s Garments
Haftarah: Malachi 3:4-24
Hosea 14:7 – Joel 1:5 + 2:14
Jeremiah 11:16-20 + 12:1-3 + 15:15-16
Notes on Exodus 27:20 – 28:43
Notes on the Urim and Thummim
Notes on Psalm 62
Notes on Malachi 3:4-24
– Also review our previous notes on this passage
Torah Reading: Exodus 26:31 – 27:19 – The Brazen Altar and the Court
Haftarah: Ezekiel 16:10-19, 60
Notes on Exodus 26:31 – 27:19
Notes on Psalm 61
Notes on Ezekiel 16:10-19, 60
Read the whole Book of Esther.
Remember to “Boo” Haman, “Yay” Mordecai, and toast Esther until you can’t tell the difference! Oh yeah, and eat Hamantaschen.
On Purim we also study history of Esau and the Amalekites, because Haman, the enemy of Mordecai and Esther, was a descendant of the Amalekites through Agag.
You can read our Purim Memo here.
Torah Reading: Exodus 26:1-30 – Tabernacle Boards and Coverings
Haftarah: Isaiah 66:1-10
Notes on Exodus 26:1-30
Notes on Psalm 60
Notes on Isaiah 66:1-10
Torah Reading: Exodus 25:1-40 – The Tabernacle, Ark and Furnishings
Haftarah: Isaiah 60:17 – 61:3, 9
Haggai 2:8-15 +21-23
Notes for Exodus 25:1-40
Notes for Psalm 59
Notes for Isaiah 60:17 – 61:3, 9
Notes for Haggai 2:8-15 +21-23