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.


2016-2017 (5777) 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

29 Oct 2016
27 Tishrei 5777

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 for Bereisheet

05 Nov 2016
04 Cheshvan 5777

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

12 Nov 2016
11 Cheshvan 5777

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 on Lekh-Lekha

19 Nov 2016
18 Cheshvan 5776

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

TorahScope commentary on V’yeira

26 Nov 2016
25 Cheshvan 5777

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

TorahScope commentary on Chayei Sarah

03 Dec 2016
03 Kislev 5777

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

TorahScope commentary on Toldot

10 Dec 2016
10 Kislev 5777

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

TorahScope commentary for V’yeitzei

17 Dec 2016
17 Kislev 5777

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

TorahScope commentary for V’yishlach

24 Dec 2016
24 Kislev 5777

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

TorahScope commentary on V’yeishev

13 Dec 2016
02 Tevet 5777

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

TorahScope commentary on Mikkeitz

07 Jan 2017
09 Tevet 5777

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

TorahScope commentary on V’yigash

14 Jan 2017
16 Tevet 5777

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

TorahScope commentary on V’yechi

EXODUS

21 Jan 2017
23 Tevet 5777

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

TorahScope commentary on Shemot

28 Jan 2017
01 Shevat 5777

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

TorahScope commentary on V’eira

04 Feb 2017
08 Shevat 5777

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

TorahScope commentary on Bo

11 Feb 2017
15 Shevat 5777

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

TorahScope commentary on B’shalach

18 Feb 2017
22 Shevat 5777

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

TorahScope commentary on Yitro

25 Feb 2017
29 Shevat 5777

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

TorahScope commentary on Mishpatim

04 Mar 2017
06 Adar 5777

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

TorahScope commentary on Terumah

11 Mar 2017
13 Adar 5777

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

TorahScope commentary on Tetzaveh

18 Mar 2017
20 Adar 5777

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

TorahScope commentary on Ki Tisa

25 Mar 2017
27 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

TorahScope commentary on V’yakheil

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

LEVITICUS

01 Apr 2017
05 Nisan 5777

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

TorahScope commentary on Vayikra

08 Apr 2017
12 Nisan 5777

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

TorahScope commentary on Tzav

22 Apr 2017
26 Adar 5777

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

TorahScope commentary on Shemini

29 Apr 2017
03 Iyyar 5777

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

TorahScope commentary on Tazria-Metzora

06 May 2017
10 Iyyar 5777

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

TorahScope commentary on Acharei Mot-Kedoshim

13 May 2017
17 Iyyar 5777

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

TorahScope commentary on Emor

20 May 2017
24 Iyyar 5777

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

TorahScope commentary on B’har-B’chuqotai

NUMBERS

27 May 2017
02 Sivan 5777

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

03 June 2017
09 Sivan 5777

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

10 June 2017
16 Sivan 5777

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

17 June 2017
23 Sivan 5777

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

24 June 2017
30 Sivan 5777

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

01 Jul 2017
07 Tammuz 5777

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

08 Jul 2017
14 Tammuz 5777

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

15 Jul 2017
21 Tammuz 5777

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

22 Jul 2017
28 Tammuz 5777

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

29 Jul 2017
06 Av 5777

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

05 Aug 2017
13 Av 5777

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

12 Aug 2017
20 Av 5777

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

19 Aug 2017
27 Av 5777

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

26 Aug 2017
04 Elul 5777

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

02 Sep 2017
11 Elul 5777

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

09 Sep 2017
18 Elul 5777

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

16 Sep 2017
25 Elul 5777

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

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

23 Oct 2017
03 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

13 Oct 2017
23 Tishrei 5778

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


2016-2017 (5777) Holiday Reading Schedule

25 December, 2016-01 January, 2017

Chanukah
Numbers 7:1–8:4
1 Maccabees 4:36–61

11 February, 2017

Tu B’Shevat (New Year of Trees)
Leviticus 19:23

12 March, 2017

Purim
Esther
Exodus 17:8–16

11/12-17/18 April, 2017

Passover
Exodus 12:21–51
Numbers 28:16–25
Joshua 3:5–7, 5:2–6:1, 6:27

24 April, 2017

Yom haShoah Holocaust Memorial Day

02 May, 2017

Yom ha’Atzmaut (Independence Day)
Deuteronomy 7:12–8:18
Isaiah 10:32–12:6

31 May-01 June, 2017

Shavuot
Exodus 19:1–20:23
Deuteronomy 15:19–16:17
Ezekiel 1:1–28; 3:12
Habakkuk 2:20–3:19

07 August, 2017

Tisha B’Av
Lamentations
Deuteronomy 4:25–40
Jeremiah 8:13–9:23

21-22 September, 2017

Rosh HaShanah
Genesis 21–22
Numbers 29:1–6
1 Samuel 1:1–2:10
Jeremiah 31:2–20

30 September, 2017

Yom Kippur
Leviticus 16,18
Isaiah 57:4–58:14
Micah 7:18–20
Jonah

05-06 October, 2017

Sukkot
Leviticus 22:26–23:44
Numbers 29:12–16
Zechariah 14
1 Kings 8:2–21
Ecclesiastes
Deuteronomy

12 October, 2017
13 October, 2017

Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah
Deuteronomy 33:1–34:12
Joshua 1:1–18
Genesis 1:1–2:3
Numbers 29:35–30:1