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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December 4 – Gen. 12:1–9 – The Call of Abraham

Torah Reading: Gen. 12:1–9 – The Call of Abraham
Psalm 9
Haftara – Joshua 24:3-10 + 14

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November 27, 2016 – Gen. 11:1-32 – Tower of Babel, Abram’s geneaology

Torah Readings: Gen. 11:1-32 – Tower of Babel, Abram’s ancestors and family
Psalm 8
Haftorah – Zephaniah 3:9-17 + 20
Jeremiah 30:20 – 31:3 + 9

Notes on Genesis 11:1-32

Notes on Psalm 8

Notes on Zephaniah 3:9-17 + 20

Notes on Jeremiah 30:20 – 31:3 + 9

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November 20, 2016 – Gen. 9:18 – 10:32 – Noah’s sons, Table of Nations

Torah Readings – Gen. 9:18 – 10:32 – Noah’s sons, Table of Nations

Psalm 7
Haftarah –  Isaiah 49:9-17 + 23
Micah 7:9-17 + 20

Notes on Genesis 9:18 – 10:32

Articles on The Generations of Noah and on the Genealogies of Genesis.

(Revised) Who was Nimrod?

Notes on Psalm 7 and Micah 7

Notes on Isaiah 49

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November 13, 2016 – Gen. 8:15 – 9:17 – Leaving the Ark, Sign of the Covenant

Torah Reading – Gen. 8:15 – 9:17 – Leaving the Ark, Sign of the Covenant

Psalm 6 – [A repeat – relates to both this week’s and last week’s readings]

Haftorah – Jeremiah 31:19-26 + 34-35

Notes on Gen. 8:15 – 9:17

The Flood, Baptism and the Mikveh

Notes on Jeremiah 31

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November 6, 2016 – Gen. 8:1–14 – The Flood Subsides

Torah Readings: Gen. 8:1–14 – The Flood Subsides
Psalm 6
Haftorah – Habakkuk 3:2-10 + 19

Notes on Gen. 8:1–14

Psalm 6 Notes

Habakkuk 3 Notes

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