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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February 19, 2017 – Gen. 22:1 – 23:20 – Binding of Isaac, Death of Sarah

Torah Readings: Gen. 22:1 – 23:20 – Binding of Isaac, Death of Sarah

Psalm 16
Haftorah – (1) Isaiah 33:7-16 + 22
Judges 3:1-9 + 15
1 Kings 10:1-9 +23-24

Notes on Gen. 22:1 – 23:20

More on the Akedah

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February 12, 2017 – Gen. 21:1-34 – The Birth of Isaac

Torah readings: Gen. 21:1-34 – The Birth of Isaac, Hagar and Ishmael Sent Away

Psalm 15 (again)
Haftarah – Isaiah 65:22 – 66:5 + 10-11

Notes on Genesis 21:1-34

Notes on Isaiah 65:22 – 66:5 + 10-11

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February 5, 2017 – Gen. 20:1-18 – Abraham and Abimelech

Torah Readings: Gen. 20:1-18 – Abraham and Abimelech
Psalm 15
Haftorah – Isaiah 61:9-11 + 62:5-12
Judges 9:21-28 + 56-57

Notes on Gen. 20:1-18

Notes on Psalm 15

Notes on Isaiah 61:9-11 + 62:5-12

Notes on Judges 9

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January 29, 2017 – Gen. 19:1-38 – Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed

Torah Readings: Gen. 19:1-38 – Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed
Psalm 14
Haftorah – Isaiah 17:14-18:7 + 19:25
Judges 19:16-24 + 20:27

Notes on Genesis 19:1-38

Notes on Psalm 14

Notes on Isaiah 17:14-18:7 + 19:25

Notes on Judges 19:16-24 + 20:27

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January 22, 2017 – Gen. 18:1-33 – Sarah laughs, Abraham pleads for Sodom

Torah Readings: Gen. 18:1-33 – Sarah laughs, Abraham pleads for Sodom
Psalm 13
Haftarah – Isaiah 33:17-24 + 35:2
Malachi 3:18 – 4:6 (Malachi 3:18-24 in the Hebrew Bible)

Notes on Genesis 18:1-33

Notes on Psalm 13

Notes on Isaiah 33:17-24 + 35:2

Notes on Malachi 3:18 – 4:6

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