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.
Torah Reading: Numbers 14:11-45 – Curse on the Wilderness Generation
Haftarah: Isaiah 52:5-12 + 54:7-8
Notes on Numbers 14:11-45
Torah Reading: Numbers 11:23 – 12:16 (this study – 12:1-16) – Miriam and Aaron oppose Moses
Psalm 99 (a repeat from previous week)
Haftarah: Isaiah 50
Notes on Numbers 12
Notes on Isaiah 50
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