TorahScope

TorahScope is a reflection on the weekly parashah written by OIM director Mark Huey. It has been developed to offer a unique, Messianic perspective on life that is consistent with the foundational writings of the Torah, also commonly known as the Pentateuch.

The Jewish community has developed the consistent pattern of reading a section of the Torah (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy) each week throughout the year. This is a discipline that most in the Messianic community have adopted as well. TorahScope takes these weekly readings, and considers their relevance for human living today.

The “scope” of TorahScope indicates the level, detail, or perspective of observing and analyzing life―whether through the telescopic lens of the world, persiscopic lens of the underworld, or a microscopic lens that will peer into the heart and soul of individuals. When you put “TorahScope” together, you find a grid or lens that can be very useful in discerning life and the answers that many of us seek from God.


2017-2018 (5778) Torah Reading Schedule

Torah and Haftarah Portion with Recommended Reading
from the Apostolic Scriptures (from CJB)

A: Ashkenazic   S: Sephardic
[] denote differences between traditional Jewish and Christian verse order

GENESIS

14 Oct 2017
24 Tishrei 5778

Bereisheet “In the beginning”
Genesis 1:1-6:8
Isaiah 42:5-43:10 (A); 42:5-21 (S)
Matthew 1:1-17; 19:3-9; Luke 3:23-38; 10:1-12; John 1:1-18; 1 Corinthians 6:15-20; 15:35-58; Romans 5:12-21; Ephesians 5:21-32; Colossians 1:14-17; 1 Timothy 2:11-15; Hebrews 1:1-3; 3:7-4:11; 11:1-7; 2 Peter 3:3-14; Revelation 21:1-5; 22:1-5

TorahScope commentary on Bereisheet

21 Oct 2017
01 Cheshvan 5778

Noach “Noah”
Genesis 6:9-11:32
Isaiah 54:1-55:5 (A); 54:1-10 (S)
Matthew 24:36-44; Luke 17:26-37; Acts 2:1-16; 1 Peter 3:18-22; 2 Peter 2:5

TorahScope commentary on Noach

28 Oct 2017
08 Cheshvan 5778

Lekh-Lekha “Get yourself out”
Genesis 12:1-17:27
Isaiah 40:27-41:16
Acts 7:1-8; Romans 3:19-5:6; Galatians 3:15-18; 5:1-6; Colossians 2:11-15; Hebrews 7:1-19; 11:8-12

TorahScope commentary Lekh-Lekha

04 Nov 2017
15 Cheshvan 5778

V’yeira “He appeared”
Genesis 18:1-22:24
2 Kings 4:1-37 (A); 4:1-23 (S)
Luke 17:26-37; Romans 9:6-9; Galatians 4:21-31; Hebrews 6:13-20; 11:13-19; James 2:14-24; 2 Peter 2:4-10

11 Nov 2017
22 Cheshvan 5778

Chayei Sarah “Sarah’s life”
Genesis 23:1-25:18
1 Kings 1:1-31
Matthew 8:19-22; 27:3-10; Luke 9:57-62

18 Nov 2017
29 Cheshvan 5778

Toldot “History”
Genesis 25:19-28:9
Malachi 1:1-2:7
Romans 9:6-16; Hebrews 11:20; 12:14-17

25 Nov 2017
07 Kislev 5778

V’yeitzei “He went out”
Genesis 28:10-32:2
Hosea 12:12-14:10 (A); 11:7-12:12 (S)
John 1:43-51

02 Dec 2017
14 Kislev 5778

V’yishlach “He sent”
Genesis 32:3-36:43
Hosea 11:7-12:12 (A); Obadiah 1:1-21 (S)
1 Corinthians 5:1-13; Revelation 7:1-12

09 Dec 2017
21 Kislev 5778

V’yeishev “He continued living”
Genesis 37:1-40:23
Amos 2:6-3:8
Acts 7:9-16 (esp vs. 9-10)

16 Dec 2017
28 Kislev 5778

Mikkeitz “At the end”
Genesis 41:1-44:17
1 Kings 3:15-4:1
Acts 7:9-16 (esp vs. 11-12)

23 Dec 2017
05 Tevet 5778

V’yigash “He approached”
Genesis 44:18-47:27
Ezekiel 37:15-28
Acts 7:9-16 (esp vs. 13-15)

30 Dec 2017
12 Tevet 5778

V’yechi “He lived”
Genesis 47:28-50:26
1 Kings 2:1-12
Acts 7:9-16 (esp vs. 15-16); Hebrews 11:21-22; 1 Peter 1:3-9; 2:11-17

EXODUS

06 Jan 2018
19 Tevet 5778

Shemot “Names”
Exodus 1:1-6:1
Isaiah 27:6-28:13; 29:22-23 (A); Jeremiah 1:2:3 (S)
Matthew 22:23-33, 41-46; Mark 12:18-27, 35-37; Luke 20:27-44; Acts 3:12-15; 5:27-32; 7:17-36; 22:12-16; 24:14-16; Hebrews 11:23-26

13 Jan 2018
26 Tevet 5778

V’eira “I appeared”
Exodus 6:2-9:35
Ezekiel 28:25-29:21
Romans 9:14-17; 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1

20 Jan 2018
04 Shevat 5778

Bo “Go”
Exodus 10:1-13:16
Jeremiah 46:13-28
Luke 2:22-24; John 19:31-37; Acts 13:16-17; Revelation 8:6-9:12; 16:1-21

27 Jan 2018
11 Shevat 5778

B’shalach “After he had let go”
Exodus 13:17-17:16
Judges 4:4-5:31 (A); 5:1-31 (S)
Luke 2:22-24; John 6:25-35; 19:31-37; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; 2 Corinthians 8:1-15; Revelation 15:1-4

03 Feb 2018
18 Shevat 5778

Yitro “Jethro”
Exodus 18:1-20:23[26]
Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-6[6-7] (A); 6:1-13 (S)
Matthew 5:21-30; 15:1-11; 19:16-30; Mark 7:5-15; 10:17-31; Luke 18:18-30; Acts 6:1-7; Romans 2:17-29; 7:7-12; 13:8-10; Ephesians 6:1-3; 1 Timothy 3:1-14; 2 Timothy 2:2; Titus 1:5-9; Hebrews 12:18-29; James 2:8-13; 1 Peter 2:9-10

10 Feb 2018
25 Shevat 5778

Mishpatim “Rulings”
Exodus 21:1-24:18
Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26
Matthew 5:38-42; 15:1-20; Mark 7:1-23; Acts 23:1-11; Hebrews 9:15-22; 10:28-39

17 Feb 2018
02 Adar 5778

Terumah “Contribution”
Exodus 25:1-27:19
1 Kings 5:26-6:13
Hebrews 8:1-6; 9:23-24; 10:1

24 Feb 2018
09 Adar 5778

Tetzaveh “You shall command”
Exodus 27:20-30:10
Ezekiel 43:10-27
Philippians 4:10-20

03 Mar 2018
16 Adar 5778

Ki Tisa “When you take”
Exodus 30:11-34:35
1 Kings 18:1-39 (A); 18:20-39 (S)
Luke 11:14-20; Acts 7:35-8:1; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; 2 Corinthians 3:1-18

10 Mar 2018
23 Adar 5777

V’yak’heil “He assembled”
Exodus 35:1-38:20
1 Kings 7:40-50 (A); 7:13-26 (S)
2 Corinthians 9:1-15; Hebrews 9:1-14; Revelation 11:1-13

Pequdei “Accounts”
Exodus 38:21-40:38
1 Kings 7:51-8:21 (A); 7:40-50 (S)
Revelation 15:5-8

LEVITICUS

17 March 2018
01 Nisan 5778

Vayikra “He called”
Leviticus 1:1-5:26[6:7]
Isaiah 43:21-44:23
Romans 8:1-13; Hebrews 10:1-14; 13:10-16

24 March 2018
08 Nisan 5778

Tzav “Give an order”
Leviticus 6:1[8]-8:36
Jeremiah 7:21-8:3; 9:22-23
Mark 12:28-34; Romans 12:1-2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-23

14 Apr 2018
29 Nisan 5778

Shemini “Eighth”
Leviticus 9:1-11:47
2 Samuel 6:1-7:17 (A); 6:1-19 (S)
Mark 7:1-23; Acts 5:1-11; 10:1-35; 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1; Galatians 2:11-16; 1 Peter 1:14-16

21 Apr 2018
06 Iyyar 5778

Tazria “She conceives”
Leviticus 12:1-13:59
2 Kings 4:42-5:19
Matthew 8:1-4; 11:2-6; Mark 1:40-45; Luke 2:22-24; 5:12-16; 7:18-23

Metzora “Leper”
Leviticus 14:1-15:33
2 Kings 7:3-20
Matthew 9:20-26; Mark 5:24b-34; Luke 8:42b-48; Hebrews 13:4

28 Apr 2018
13 Iyyar 5778

Acharei Mot “After the death”
Leviticus 16:1-18:30
Ezekiel 22:1-19 (A); 22:1-16 (S)
Romans 3:19-28; 9:30-10:13; 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 with 2 Corinthians 2:1-22; Galatians 3:10-14; Hebrews 7:23-10:25

Kedoshim “Holy Ones”
Leviticus 19:1-20:27
Amos 9:7-15 (A); Ezekiel 20:2-20 (S)
Matthew 5:33-37; 5:43-48; 15:1-11; 19:16-30; 22:33-40; Mark 7:1-23; 12:28-34; Luke 10:25-39; Romans 13:8-10; Galatians 5:13-26; James 2:1-9; 1 Peter 1:13-21

05 May 2018
20 Iyyar 5778

Emor “Speak”
Leviticus 21:1-24:23
Ezekiel 44:15-31
Matthew 5:38-42; Galatians 3:26-29

12 May 2018
27 Iyyar 5778

B’har “On Mount”
Leviticus 25:1-26:2
Jeremiah 32:6-27
Luke 4:16-21; 1 Corinthians 7:21-24; Galatians 6:7-10

B’chuqotai “By My regulations”
Leviticus 26:3-27:34
Jeremiah 16:19-17:24
John 14:15-21; 15:10-12; 1 John

NUMBERS

19 May 2018
05 Sivan 5778

Bamidbar “In the wilderness”
Numbers 1:1-4:20
Hosea 2:1-22
Luke 2:1-7; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31

26 May 2018
12 Sivan 5778

Naso “Take”
Numbers 4:21-7:89
Judges 13:2-25
John 7:53-8:11; Acts 21:17-32

02 June 2018
19 Sivan 5778

Beha’alot’kha “When you set up”
Numbers 8:1-12:16
Zechariah 2:14-4:7
John 19:31-37; Hebrews 3:1-6

09 June 2018
26 Sivan 5778

Shelakh-Lekha “Send on your behalf”
Numbers 13:1-15:41
Joshua 2:1-24
Hebrews 3:7-19

16 June 2018
03 Tammuz 5778

Korach “Korah”
Numbers 16:1-18:32
1 Samuel 11:14-12:22
2 Timothy 2:8-21; Jude 1-25

23 Jun 2018
10 Tammuz 5778

Chukat “Regulation”
Numbers 19:1-22:1
Judges 11:1-33
John 3:9-21; 4:3-30; 12:27-50

30 Jun 2018
17 Tammuz 5778

Balak “Balak”
Numbers 22:2-25:9
Micah 5:6-6:8
2 Peter 2:1-22; Jude 11; Revelation 2:14-15

07 Jul 2018
24 Tammuz 5778

Pinchas “Phinehas”
Numbers 25:10-30:1[29:40]
1 Kings 18:46-19:21
Matthew 26:1-30; Mark 14:1-26; Luke 22:1-20; John 2:13-22; 7:1-13, 37-39; 11:55-12:1; 13:1; 18:28, 39; 19:14; Acts 2:1-21; 12:3-4; 20:5-6, 16; 27:9-11; 1 Corinthians 5:6-8; 16:8; Hebrews 11:28

14 Jul 2018
02 Av 5778

Mattot “Tribes”
Numbers 30:2[1]-32:42
Jeremiah 1:1-2:3
Matthew 5:33-37

Mas’ei “Stages”
Numbers 33:1-36:13
Jeremiah 2:4-28; 3:4 (A); 2:4-28; 4:1-2 (S)
James 4:1-12

DEUTERONOMY

21 Jul 2018
09 Av 5778

Devarim “Words”
Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22
Isaiah 1:1-27
John 15:1-11; Hebrews 3:7-4:11

28 Jul 2018
16 Av 5778

V’et’chanan “And I besought”
Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11
Isaiah 40:1-26
Matthew 4:1-11; 22:33-40; Mark 12:28-34; Luke 4:1-13; 10:25-37; Acts 13:13-43; Romans 3:27-31; 1 Timothy 2:4-6; James 2:14-26

04 Aug 2018
23 Av 5778

Ekev “Because”
Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25
Isaiah 49:14-51:3
Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 4:1-13; James 5:7-11

11 Aug 2018
30 Av 5778

Re’eih “See”
Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17
Isaiah 54:11-55:5
1 Corinthians 5:9-13; 1 John 4:1-6

18 Aug 2018
07 Elul 5778

Shoftim “Judges”
Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9
Isaiah 51:12-52:12 (or finish at 53:12)
Matthew 5:38-42; 18:15-20; Acts 3:13-26; 7:35-53; 1 Corinthians 5:9-13; 1 Timothy 5:17-22; Hebrews 10:28-31

25 Aug 2018
14 Elul 5778

Ki-Teitzei “When you go out”
Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19
Isaiah 54:1-10 (or finish at 52:13)
Matthew 5:31-32; 19:3-12; 22:23-32; Mark 10:2-12; 12:18-27; Luke 20:27-38; 1 Corinthians 9:4-18; Galatians 3:9-14; 1 Timothy 5:17-18

01 Sep 2018
21 Elul 5778

Ki-Tavo “When you come”
Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8
Isaiah 60:1-22
Matthew 13:1-23; Luke 21:1-4; Acts 28:17-31; Romans 11:1-15

08 Sep 2018
28 Elul 5778

Nitzavim “Standing”
Deuteronomy 29:9[10]-30:20
Isaiah 61:10-63:9
Romans 9:30-10:13; Hebrews 12:14-15

15 Sep 2018
06 Tishrei 5778

V’yeilekh “He went”
Deuteronomy 31:1-30
Hosea 14:2-10; Micah 7:18-20; Joel 2:15-27
Hebrews 13:5-8

22 Sept 2018
13 Tishrei 5778

Ha’azinu “Hear”
Deuteronomy 32:1–52
2 Samuel 22:1–22:51
Romans 10:14-21; 12:14-21; Hebrews 12:28-29

02 Oct 2018
23 Tishrei 5779

V’zot Ha’berakhah “This is the blessing”
Deuteronomy 33:1–34:12
Joshua 1:1–18 (A); 1:1-9 (S)
Matthew 17:1-9; Mark 9:2-10; Luke 9:28-36; Jude 3-4, 8-10