Category: Torah Readings

Why Study or read Torah portions as a Christian... Aren't we done with that stuff?  Actually you can gain great insight that much of the Church has lost in our roots of our faith.  After the resurrection of the Lord Jesus He presented Himself to two disciples on the Road to Emmaus Luke 24:13-27 and began to talk with them.  As He questioned them He began to expound what the Moses (Torah) "And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself."  This was before the New Testament was compiled.  *NOTE: Amos37 Does NOT believe and or endorse "a return to The Law"  We learn from it, for it is the knowledge of sin. Romans 3:20 and has been replaced. We are under a New Covenant with a New Priesthood... Hebrews 7:12 "Melchisedec.  

In summary we find it very rewarding as God is NOT done with Israel according to the flesh as examples for our learning.  1 Corinthians 10:11.  Galatians, Hebrews & Romans all clearly lay out the New Testament believer gentile.  Praise God He has grafted us into the covenants & promises and made us fellow heirs.  Romans 11, Gal 3:29, Eph 3:6 & Hbr 6:17.

The early Church when reasoning from the scriptures "Then Paul, as his custom was, went in to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures"  Acts 17:2.  Today I am personally challenged to present Jesus (Yeshua) as Messiah to the Jewish people who need to have Him presented in the bible from the Torah and Prophets.  This is a fruitful study that you can easily incorporate into your regular studies.  The below portions are hyper linked to the Torah PORTIONS site and you can also use Hebrew4Christians with audio helps.  We hope you enjoy what the LORD will show you in this study.  Shalom, Keith

So He (Jesus) came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read.  And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written   .... And He began to say to them, "Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing."  Luke 4:16-21

About Torah PORTIONS

Amos37 does not believe in a return to the law.  Hebrew Roots for us is a tool to understand our roots quite literally.   We simply use the Hebrew grammar and customs to improve our overall hermeneutic while reading our bible.  A simple review of Galatians warns of a return to the law.  What we can learn is the cycle of Torah reading that the Jews had durning the time of Jesus during His earthly ministry can give us insight.  Having said that we warn that too many have become enamored with the insights tucked away in the Old Testament and the first 5 books of Moses (Torah).  That many have started to try to keep the law & the ancient customs.  Amos37 thinks it is this Torah cycle that will eventually guide Israel back to her Messiah.   * Note:  There are many dangers for Christians who enter into some of the cult like movements of a return to The Law. 

All the Torah Portions

From Judiasm 101   Each week in synagogue, we read (or, more accurately, chant, because it is sung) a passage from the Torah. This passage is referred to as a parshah. The first parshah, for example, is Parshat Bereishit, which covers from the beginning of Genesis to the story of Noah. There are 54 parshahs, one for each week of a leap year, so that in the course of a year, we read the entire Torah (Genesis to Deuteronomy) in our services. During non-leap years, there are 50 weeks, so some of the shorter portions are doubled up. We read the last portion of the Torah right before a holiday called Simchat Torah (Rejoicing in the Law), which occurs in October, a few weeks after Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year). On Simchat Torah, we read the last portion of the Torah, and proceed immediately to the first paragraph of Genesis, showing that the Torah is a circle, and never ends.

Parshah Torah Haftarah
Bereishit Genesis 1:1-6:8 Isaiah 42:5-43:11
(Isaiah 42:5-42:21)
Noach Genesis 6:9-11:32 Isaiah 54:1-55:5
(Isaiah 54:1-10)
Lekh Lekha Genesis 12:1-17:27 Isaiah 40:27-41:16
Vayeira Genesis 18:1-22:24 II Kings 4:1-4:37
(II Kings 4:1-4:23)
Chayei Sarah Genesis 23:1-25:18 I Kings1:1-1:31
Toldot Genesis 25:19-28:9 Malachi 1:1-2:7
Vayeitzei Genesis 28:10-32:3 Hosea 12:13-14:10
(Hosea 11:7-12:12)
Vayishlach Genesis 32:4-36:43 Hosea 11:7-12:12
Vayyeshev Genesis 37:1-40:23 Amos 2:6-3:8
Miqeitz Genesis 41:1-44:17 I Kings 3:15-4:1
Vayigash Genesis 44:18-47:27 Ezekiel 37:15-37:28
Vayechi Genesis 47:28-50:26 I Kings 2:1-12
Shemot Exodus 1:1-6:1 Isaiah 27:6-28:13; 29:22-29:23
(Jeremiah 1:1-2:3)
Va'eira Exodus 6:2-9:35 Ezekiel 28:25-29:21
Bo Exodus 10:1-13:16 Jeremiah 46:13-46:28
Beshalach (Shabbat Shirah) Exodus 13:17-17:16 Judges 4:4-5:31
(Judges 5:1-5:31)
Yitro Exodus 18:1-20:23 Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-9:6
(Isaiah 6:1-6:13)
Mishpatim Exodus 21:1-24:18 Jeremiah 34:8-34:22; 33:25-33:26
Terumah Exodus 25:1-27:19 I Kings 5:26-6:13
Tetzaveh Exodus 27:20-30:10 Ezekiel 43:10-43:27
Ki Tisa Exodus 30:11-34:35 I Kings 18:1-18:39
(I Kings 18:20-18:39)
Vayaqhel Exodus 35:1-38:20 I Kings 7:40-7:50
(I Kings 7:13-7:26)
Pequdei Exodus 38:21-40:38 I Kings 7:51-8:21
(I Kings 7:40-7:50)
Vayiqra Leviticus 1:1-5:26 Isaiah 43:21-44:23
Tzav Leviticus 6:1-8:36 Jeremiah 7:21-8:3; 9:22-9:23
Shemini Leviticus 9:1-11:47 II Samuel 6:1-7:17
(II Samuel 6:1-6:19)
Tazria Leviticus 12:1-13:59 II Kings 4:42-5:19
Metzora Leviticus 14:1-15:33 II Kings 7:3-7:20
Acharei Mot Leviticus 16:1-18:30 Ezekiel 22:1-22:19
(Ezekiel 22:1-22:16)
Qedoshim Leviticus 19:1-20:27 Amos 9:7-9:15
(Ezekiel 20:2-20:20)
Emor Leviticus 21:1-24:23 Ezekiel 44:15-44:31
Behar Leviticus 25:1-26:2 Jeremiah 32:6-32:27
Bechuqotai Leviticus 26:3-27:34 Jeremiah 16:19-17:14
Bamidbar Numbers 1:1-4:20 Hosea 2:1-2:22
Nasso Numbers 4:21-7:89 Judges 13:2-13:25
Beha'alotkha Numbers 8:1-12:16 Zechariah 2:14-4:7
Shelach Numbers 13:1-15:41 Joshua 2:1-2:24
Qorach Numbers 16:1-18:32 I Samuel 11:14-12:22
Chuqat Numbers 19:1-22:1 Judges 11:1-11:33
Balaq Numbers 22:2-25:9 Micah 5:6-6:8
Pinchas Numbers 25:10-30:1 I Kings 18:46-19:21
Mattot Numbers 30:2-32:42 Jeremiah 1:1-2:3
Masei Numbers 33:1-36:13 Jeremiah 2:4-28; 3:4
(Jeremiah 2:4-28; 4:1-4:2)
Devarim Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22 Isaiah 1:1-1:27
Va'etchanan Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11 Isaiah 40:1-40:26
Eiqev Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25 Isaiah 49:14-51:3
Re'eh Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17 Isaiah 54:11-55:5
Shoftim Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9 Isaiah 51:12-52:12
Ki Teitzei Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19 Isaiah 54:1-54:10
Ki Tavo Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8 Isaiah 60:1-60:22
Nitzavim Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20 Isaiah 61:10-63:9
Vayeilekh Deuteronomy 31:1-31:30 Isaiah 55:6-56:8
Ha'azinu Deuteronomy 32:1-32:52 II Samuel 22:1-22:51
Vezot Haberakhah Deuteronomy 33:1-34:12 Joshua 1:1-1:18
(Joshua 1:1-1:9)

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