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.
This Saturday we celebrate Purim and 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 some 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: Numbers 11:16-22 (11:1-35) – Complaining
Haftarah: Joel 2:16-24, 27
Notes on Numbers 11:1-35
Notes on Psalm 99
Notes on Joel 2:16-24, 27
Torah Reading: Numbers 10:1 – 11:15 (10:1-36) – Trumpets, Journey from Sinai
Haftarah: Isaiah 27:13 – 28:8, 16
Notes on Numbers 10:1-36
Notes on Psalm 98
Notes on Isaiah 27:13 – 28:8, 16
Torah Reading: Numbers 8:1 – 9:23 – Lampstand, Levites, Passover, the Cloud
Haftarah: Zechariah 4:1-9 + 6:12-13
Notes on Numbers 8:1 – 9:23
Notes on Psalm 97
Notes on Zechariah 2:10, 4:1-9 + 6:12-13
Torah Reading: Numbers 7:48-89 – Gifts of the Princes
Haftarah: Judges 5:14-22, 31
Notes on Numbers 7:48-89
Notes on Psalm 96
Notes on Judges 5:14-22, 31