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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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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November 12, 2017 – Ex. 8:16 – 9:35 – More plagues descend on Egypt

Torah Reading: Exodus 8:16 – 9:35 – More plagues descend on Egypt

Psalm 47
Haftarah: Isaiah 34:11 – 35:2, 10
1 Samuel 12:7-16

Notes on Exodus 8:16 – 9:35

Notes on Psalm 47

Notes on Isaiah 34:11 – 35:2, 10

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November 5, 2017 – Ex. 7:8 -8:15 – Plagues of blood and frogs

Torah Reading: Exodus 7:8 -8:15 – Plagues of blood and frogs

Psalm 46
Haftarah: Joel 3:3 – 4:6, 16

Notes on Exodus 7:8 -8:15

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October 29, 2017 – Ex. 6:2 – 7:7 – Moses’ Weakness and Pharaoh’s Hard Heart

Torah Reading: Exodus 6:2 – 7:7 – Moses’ Weakness and Pharaoh’s Hard Heart
Psalm 45
Haftarah: Isaiah 42:8-16, 21
Isaiah 52:6-13 + 53:4-5

Notes on Exodus 6:2 – 7:7

Notes on Psalm 45

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October 22, 2017 – Ex. 4:18 – 6:1 – Moses confronts Pharaoh

Torah Reading: Exodus 4:18 – 6:1 – Moses confronts Pharaoh
Psalm 44
Haftarah: Isaiah 55:12 – 56:8
2 Samuel 15:7-15, 37

Notes on Exodus 4:18 – 6:1

Notes on Psalm 44

Notes on Isaiah 55:12-56:8

(See also previous notes on eunuchs here)

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