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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January 21, 2018 – Ex. 19:6 – 20:26 – The Ten Commandments

Torah Reading: Exodus 19:6 – 20:26 – Approaching Mt. Sinai, Ten Commandments

Psalm 56
Haftarah: Isaiah 61:6 – 62:4

Notes on Exodus 19:6 – 20:26

Notes on Jesus and the Law

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January 14, 2018 – Ex. 18:1 – 19:5 – Jethro’s advice

Torah Readings: Exodus 18:1 – 19:5 – Jethro’s advice

Psalm 55
Haftarah: Isaiah 33:13-22
Jeremiah 2:4-11 + 4:1-2

Notes on Exodus 18:1 – 19:5

Notes on Psalm 55

Notes on Isaiah 33:13-22

Notes on Jeremiah 2:4-11 + 4:1-2

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January 7, 2018 – Ex. 16:28 – 17:16 – More Manna; water from the rock; Amalekites

Torah Reading: Exodus 16:28 – 17:16 – More Manna; water from the rock; Amalekites

Psalm 54
Haftarah: Isaiah 58:13 – 59:6, 20-21

Notes on Exodus 16:28 – 17:16

Notes on Psalm 54

Notes on Isaiah 58:13 – 59:6, 20-21

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December 31, 2017 – Ex. 16:4-27 – Giving of the Manna

Torah Reading: Exodus 16:4-27 – Giving of the Manna

Psalm 53
Haftarah: Isaiah 58:2-11
Isaiah 33:16-24 + 34:8

Notes on Exodus 16

Jesus is the Manna

Notes on Psalm 53

Notes on Isaiah 33:16-24 + 34:8 and Isaiah 58:2-11

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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

Notes on Psalm 52

Notes on Isaiah 65:24 – 66:2,5

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