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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January 19, 2020 – Deut. 14:1 – 15:6 – Regulations and Tithes

Torah Reading: Deuteronomy 14:1 – 15:6 – Regulations and Tithes

Psalm 119:105-136
Haftarah: Isaiah 63:8-16 + 65:9

Notes on Deuteronomy 14:1 – 15:6

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January 12, 2020 – Deut. 13:2–19 – False Prophets, Idolatrous Cities

Torah Reading: Deuteronomy 13:2–19 – False Prophets, Idolatrous Cities

Psalm 119:73-104 (repeat)
Haftarah: Isaiah 54:2-9, 17 (repeat)

Notes on Deuteronomy 13:1-18

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January 5, 2020 – Deut. 12:20-32 – Blood, Sacrifice and Eating Meat

Torah Reading: Deuteronomy 12:20-32 – Blood, Sacrifice and Eating Meat

Psalm 119:73-104
Haftarah: Isaiah 54:2-9, 17

Notes on Deuteronomy 12:20-32

Notes for Psalm 119:73-104

Notes on Isaiah 54:2-9, 17

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December 29, 2019 – Deut. 11:10 -12:19 – Latter and Former Rain

Torah Reading: Deuteronomy 11:10 -12:19 – Latter and Former Rain

Psalm 119:49-72
Haftarah: 1 Kings 21:2-4, 7-8, 11-13, 17-18

Notes on Deuteronomy 11:10 -12:19

Notes on Psalm 119:49-72

Notes on 1 Kings 21:2-4, 7-8, 11-13, 17-18

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December 22, 2019 – Hanukkah! and Deut. 10:1 – 11:9 – A Call to Obedience

The eight-day feast of Hanukkah commemorates a miracle that occurred during the Jewish Maccabean revolt against the Syrians in 165 B.C. After rededicating the Temple, Judas Maccabeus relit the Temple’s lampstand, which burned for eight days with only one day’s amount of oil.

Read the Hannukkah memo here.

Torah Reading: Deuteronomy 10:1 – 11:9 – A Call to Obedience

Psalm 119:25-48
Haftarah: 1 Kings 8:9-18

Notes on Deuteronomy 10:1-11:9

Notes on Psalm 119:25-48

Notes on 1 Kings 8:9-18

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