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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June 25, 2017 – Gen. 38:1-30 – Judah and Tamar

Torah Readings: Gen. 38:1-30 – Judah and Tamar

Psalm 31
Haftorah – (1) Isaiah 37:31-35 + 38:1-6
(2) Hosea 12:1-9 + 14:9-10

Notes on Genesis 38:1-30

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June 18, 2017 – Gen. 37:1-36 – Joseph Dreams & is Sold by his Brothers

Torah Readings: Genesis 37:1-36 – Joseph Dreams & is Sold by his Brothers
Psalm 30
Haftarah –  Isaiah 32:18 – 33:6 + 15

Notes on Genesis 37:1-36

Notes on Psalm 30

Notes on Isaiah 32:18 – 33:6 + 15

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June 11, 2017 – Gen. 35:9 – 36:43 – Reuben’s Incest, Esau’s Descendants

Torah Reading:  Gen. 35:9 – 36:43 – Reuben’s Incest, Esau’s Descendants
Psalm 29
Haftorah – (1) Isaiah 43:1-7 + 19-21
(2) Isaiah 61:2-9 + 62:1-2

Notes on Gen. 35:9 – 36:43

More on Jacob’s Name Change

Notes on Psalm 29

Notes on Isaiah 43:1-7 + 19-21

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June 4, 2017 – Gen. 33:18 – 35:8 – The Rape of Dinah, Jacob Returns to Bethel

Torah Readings: Gen. 33:18 – 35:8 – The Rape of Dinah, Jacob Returns to Bethel

Psalm 28
Haftarah – Nahum 1:12 – 2:6 + 14

Notes on Genesis 33:18-35:8

Notes on Psalm 28

Notes on Nahum 1:12 – 2:6 + 14

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May 28, 2017 – Gen. 32:4 – 33:17 – Jacob Wrestles With God

Torah Readings: Gen. 32:4 – 33:17 – Jacob Wrestles With God
Psalm 27
Haftorah – (1) Obadiah 1:1-9 + 21
(2) Isaiah 21:11-17 + 22:21-23
(3) Joel 4:13-21 + Amos 1:11-12

Notes on Gen. 32:4 – 33:17

More on the name ‘Israel’

Notes on Psalm 27

Notes on Obadiah 1:1-9 + 21

Notes on Isaiah 21:11-17 + 22:21-23

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