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 17, 2017 – Ex. 14:15 – 16:3 – The sea parts, Israelites murmur

Torah Reading:  Exodus 14:15 – 16:3 – The sea parts, Israelites murmur

Celebrate Hanukkah!

Psalm 52
Haftarah: Isaiah 65:24 – 66:2,5

Notes on Exodus 14:15 – 16:3

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December 10, 2017 – Ex. 13:1 – 14:14 – The Exodus Begins

Torah Readings: Exodus 13:1 – 14:14 – The Exodus Begins

Psalm 51
Haftarah: Isaiah 46:3-5, 8-13 + 47:4
Jeremiah 31:8-16, 19

Notes on Exodus 13:1 – 14:14

Notes on Guidance and the Pillar of Cloud and Fire

Notes on Psalm 51

Notes on Isaiah 46:3-5, 8-13 + 47:4 and Jeremiah 31:8-16, 19

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December 3, 2017 – Ex. 12:29-51 – Passover Continued

Torah Reading: Exodus 12:29-51 – Passover Continued

Psalm 50
Haftarah: Isaiah 21:11-17 + 24:13-15
2 Kings 19:35 – 20:7

Notes on Exodus 12:29-51

Notes on Psalm 50

Notes on Isaiah 21:11-17 + 24:13-15 and 2 Kings 19:35 – 20:7

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November 26, 2017 – Ex. 11:1 – 12:28 – Passover instructions

Torah Reading: Exodus 11:1 – 12:28 – Passover instructions

Psalm 49
Haftarah: Micah 7:15-20 + Nahum 1:1-3,7
Haggai 2:6-15, 23
Isaiah 6:13 – 7:8 + 8:13

Notes on Exodus 11:1 – 12:28

Notes on Psalm 49

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November 19, 2017 – Ex. 10:1-29 – Plagues of locusts and darkness

Torah Reading: Exodus 10:1-29 – Plagues of locust and darkness
Psalm 48
Haftarah: 1 Samuel 6:6-14

Notes on Exodus 10:1-29

Notes on Psalm 48

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