Triennial Cycle of Torah Readings

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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.

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June 23, 2019 – Num. 23:11 – 24:25 – Balaam Blesses Israel Again

Torah Reading: Numbers 23:11 – 24:25 – Balaam Blesses Israel Again 

Psalm 105:1-6
Haftarah: Isaiah 49:23-25 + 50:4-10, Micah 7:19

Notes for Numbers 23:11-24:25

Balaam as a ‘Hireling’

More on Balaam

Notes on Psalm 105:1-6

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June 16, 2019 – Num. 22:2 – 23:9 – Balaam

Torah Reading: Numbers 22:2 – 23:9 – Balaam

Psalm 104:19-35
Haftarah: Micah 7:16-20 + Nahum 1:7 + 2:1-3
Isaiah 60:5-22

Notes on Numbers 22:2–23:9

Notes on Psalm 104:19-35

Notes on Micah 7:16-20, Nahum 1:7 + 2:1-3 and Isaiah 60:5-22

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June 9, 2019 – Num. 20:1 – 22:1 – Waters of Meribah, Aaron Dies, Serpent of Brass, Battles

Torah Reading: Numbers 20:1 – 22:1 – Waters of Meribah, Aaron Dies, Serpent of Brass, Battles 

Psalm 104:10-18
Haftarah: Judges 11:1-21
Obadiah 1:1-21

Notes on Numbers 20:1-22:1

Notes on Psalm 104:10-18

Notes on Obadiah 1:1-21 and Judges 11:1-21

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June 2, 2019 – Num. 19:1-22 – The Red Heifer

Torah Reading: Numbers 19:1-22 – The Red Heifer

Psalm 104:1-9
Haftarah: Ezekiel 36:16-38

Notes on Numbers 19:1-20:13

Notes on Psalm 104:1-9

Notes on Ezekiel 36:16-38

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May 26, 2019 – Num. 18:1-32 – Authority of the Priests and Levites

Torah Reading:  Numbers 18:1-32 – Authority of the Priests and Levites

Psalm 103 (repeat)

Haftarah: Isaiah 62:8 – 63:3, 7-9

Notes on Numbers 18:1-32

Notes on Psalm 103:11-22

Notes on Isaiah 62:8 – 63:3, 7-9

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