TorahScope: Ha’azinu

18 September, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Ha’azinu Hear Deuteronomy 32:1–52 2 Samuel 22:1–22:51 “Mixed Emotions Poeticized” by Mark Huey Providentially, the Ha’azinu Torah portion is often read, studied, and contemplated during the season of the Fall high holidays of Yom Teruah/Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot. […]

TorahScope: V’yeilekh

9 September, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

V’yeilekh And he went Deuteronomy 31:1-30 Hosea 14:2-10; Micah 7:18-20; Joel 2:15-27 “The Strong and Courageous Never Forsaken” by Mark Huey As Moses, the prophet to Israel (Deuteronomy 18:15, 18; Acts 3:22; 7:37), comes to the completion of his exemplary […]

TorahScope: Nitzavim

2 September, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Nitzavim Standing Deuteronomy 29:9[10]-30:20 Isaiah 61:10-63:9 “Secret Things Revealed” by Mark Huey This week as our annual study of the Torah comes to the concluding chapters of Deuteronomy, with the relatively concise Nitzavim reading, the admonitions of Moses recall the […]

TorahScope: Ki-Tavo

26 August, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Ki-Tavo When you enter in Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8 Isaiah 60:1-22 “Blessing and Curse Declarations” by Mark Huey As the annual reading of the Torah begins to wind down this week, and with the month of Elul waning as personal introspection increases […]

TorahScope: Ki-Teitzei

19 August, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Ki-Teitzei When you go out Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19 Isaiah 54:1-10 (or finish at 52:13) “Purging the Evil of Lying Lips” by Mark Huey This week’s Torah reading Ki-Teitzei, “When you go out,” offers instructions on a wide variety of topics. These […]

TorahScope: Shoftim

12 August, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Shoftim Judges Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9 Isaiah 51:12-52:12 (or finish at 53:12) “God’s Governance Parameters” by Mark Huey As we continue to read through the Book of Deuteronomy this week, one is reminded that the Holy One of Israel was most definitely […]

TorahScope: Re’eih

5 August, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Re’eih See Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17 Isaiah 54:11-55:5 “Seeing is Believing” by Mark Huey As the reiteration of the words received and the tests, trials, and tribulations experienced during the desert sojourn of the Israelites to the Promised Land continues, this week’s […]

TorahScope: Ekev

29 July, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Ekev Because Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25 Isaiah 49:14-51:3 “Simply Because” by Mark Huey In last week’s parashah, Moses concluded the recitation of what the Lord expected of Israel, by reminding the people that He did not choose them for service to Him […]

TorahScope: V’et’chanan

22 July, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

V’et’chanan I pleaded Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11 Isaiah 40:1-26 “Promises Reiterated to a Chosen Nation” by Mark Huey This week’s parashah is so filled with incredible descriptions of the Lord’s love, promises, and anticipated plans for His chosen people, that direct quotations […]

TorahScope: Devarim

15 July, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Devarim Words Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22 Isaiah 1:1-27 “The Fighting Father’s Promised Plan Reiterated” by Mark Huey This week as the final book of the Torah commences, our parashah, Devarim, essentially begins a lengthy reiteration of the forty year desert sojourn of […]

TorahScope: Mattot-Mas’ei

8 July, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Mattot Tribes Numbers 30:2[1]-32:42 Jeremiah 1:1-2:3 Mas’ei Stages Numbers 33:1-36:13 Jeremiah 2:4-28; 3:4 (A); 2:4-28; 4:1-2 (S) “Double Portion: Final Instructions” by Mark Huey This week as the Book of Numbers comes to a close, its final two Torah readings […]

TorahScope: Pinchas

1 July, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Pinchas Phinehas Numbers 25:10-30:1[29:40] 1 Kings 18:46-19:21 “A Covenant of Peace” by Mark Huey This week’s Torah parashah begins with a summary conclusion to Balak (Numbers 22:2-25:9), describing the gruesome consequences of the sin of Baal Peor (Numbers 25:9-10). This […]

TorahScope: Balak

24 June, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Balak Destroyer Numbers 22:2-25:9 Micah 5:6-6:8 “Balaam’s Example to Avoid” by Mark Huey This week’s Torah portion, Balak, is full of some significant descriptions of the attempted spiritual attack on the fledgling nation of Ancient Israel, as it was encamped […]

TorahScope: Chukat

17 June, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Chukat Regulation Numbers 19:1-22:1 Judges 11:1-33 “Heifer and Serpent Faith” by Mark Huey Now that the rules and guidelines for the Levitical priesthood have been widely delineated in the previous Torah readings, along with the disappointment of the spying expedition […]

TorahScope: Korach

10 June, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Korach Korah Numbers 16:1-18:32 1 Samuel 11:14-12:22 “Inevitable Challenges” by Mark Huey Every year as one studies the testimonies of the Torah, there is an annual reminder that the challenges of ministerial leadership always persist—and such a reminder gives added […]

TorahScope: Shelakh-Lekha

3 June, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Shelakh-Lekha Send on your behalf Numbers 13:1-15:41 Joshua 2:1-24 “Faithful Few” by Mark Huey After our previous Torah portion, B’ha’alotkha (Numbers 8:1-12:16), where the Lord instructed Moses how to deal with some recalcitrant Israelites and even a challenge by his […]

TorahScope: B’ha’alotkha

27 May, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

B’ha’alotkha When you set up Numbers 8:1-12:16 Zechariah 2:14-4:7 “Divine Guidance” by Mark Huey Once the dedication of the Tabernacle was completed by the twelve tribal offering sacrifices, as described in Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89) last week, the continuing narrative found […]

TorahScope: Naso

20 May, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Naso Take Numbers 4:21-7:89 Judges 13:2-25 “Jealous Dedication” by Mark Huey The Book of Bamidbar has been traditionally named Numbers, because of all the numbering and census taking which begins the fourth book of the Torah. This week in our […]

TorahScope: Bamidbar

14 May, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Bamidbar In the wilderness Numbers 1:1-4:20 Hosea 2:1-22 “The Lord’s Sovereign Order” by Mark Huey Now that the Book of Leviticus has concluded, with its admonition for Israel to be holy as its God is holy, we turn in the […]

TorahScope: B’har-B’chuqotai

6 May, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

B’har On the mount Leviticus 25:1-26:2 Jeremiah 32:6-27 B’chuqotai By My Regulations Leviticus 26:3-27:34 Jeremiah 16:19-17:24 “A Faithful Jubilee Reminder” by Mark Huey The Book of Leviticus, thematically devoted to admonishing the Israelites to be holy, comes to a close […]

TorahScope: Emor

29 April, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Emor Speak Leviticus 21:1-24:23 Ezekiel 44:15-31 “Priests, Feasts, Equally Speaking” by Mark Huey This week’s Torah reading in Leviticus continues the major theme of the book, in how the community of Israel is to seek holiness and sanctification, just as […]

TorahScope: Acharei Mot-Kedoshim

22 April, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Acharei Mot After the death Leviticus 16:1-18:30 Ezekiel 22:1-19 (A); 22:1-16 (S) Kedoshim Holy Ones Leviticus 19:1-20:27 Amos 9:7-15 (A); Ezekiel 20:2-20 (S) “Holiness Matters” by Mark Huey For the second week in a row due to calendar considerations (2012), […]

TorahScope: Tazria-Metzora

15 April, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Tazria She Conceives Leviticus 12:1-13:59 2 Kings 4:42-5:19 Metzora Infected One Leviticus 14:1-15:33 2 Kings 7:3-20 “Speech Impediments” by Mark Huey Having just given instructions about clean and unclean meats, acceptable and unacceptable for human consumption (Leviticus 11), the Torah […]

TorahScope: Shemini

25 March, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Shemini Eighth Leviticus 9:1-11:47 2 Samuel 6:1-7:17 (A); 6:1-19 (S) “Faithful to be Holy” by Mark Huey Now that our annual remembrance of Passover and the Feast of the Unleavened Bread have been completed, Shemini continues where Tzav (Leviticus 6:1[8]-8:36) […]

TorahScope: Tzav

18 March, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Tzav Give an order Leviticus 6:1[8]-8:36 Jeremiah 7:21-8:3; 9:22-23 “Sacrificial Aroma” by Mark Huey The previous week’s Torah reading, Vayikra (Leviticus 1:1-5:26[6:7]), encompassed the first five chapters of Leviticus, continuing God’s instructions to the Ancient Israelites on the various sacrificial […]

TorahScope: Vayikra

11 March, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Vayikra He called Leviticus 1:1-5:26[6:7] Isaiah 43:21-44:23 “Faithful Confessions” by Mark Huey In the Book of Leviticus, Torah students get an opportunity to mainly study the sacrificial system, which was formally instituted, to cover the transgressions of human sin. The […]

TorahScope: V’yakheil-Pequdei

4 March, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

V’yakheil He assembled Exodus 35:1-38:20 1 Kings 7:40-50 (A); 7:13-26 (S) Pequdei Accounts Exodus 38:21-40:38 1 Kings 7:51-8:21 (A); 7:40-50 (S) “The Glory of Faith and Works” by Mark Huey This week’s Torah reading completes the Book of Exodus, with […]

TorahScope: Ki Tisa

25 February, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Ki Tisa When you take Exodus 30:11-34:35 1 Kings 18:1-39 (A); 18:20-39 (S) “Faith Contrasted” by Mark Huey This week’s Torah portion, Ki Tisa, is perhaps best remembered for the infamous golden calf incident. Because of this, it is significantly […]

TorahScope: Tetzaveh

18 February, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Tetzaveh You shall command Exodus 27:20-30:10 Ezekiel 43:10-27 “Faithful Priests Minister to God” by Mark Huey This week, our Torah portion Tetzaveh, deals with the specific commands of the Lord regarding the attire and anointing of the high priest (ha’kohen […]

TorahScope: Terumah

11 February, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Terumah Contribution Exodus 25:1-27:19 1 Kings 5:26-6:13 “Faithful and Worshipful Contributions” by Mark Huey In this week’s Torah portion, appropriately entitled Terumah or “Contribution,” there are some very explicit instructions about how and where God desired to tabernacle or dwell […]

TorahScope: Mishpatim

4 February, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Mishpatim Rulings Exodus 21:1-24:18 Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26 “Faithfully Do” by Mark Huey Last week, our Torah reading Yitro (Exodus 18:1-20:23[26]) centered on the dramatic events surrounding the appearance of the Almighty Creator God at Mount Sinai, as He conveyed the […]

TorahScope: Yitro

28 January, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Yitro Jethro Exodus 18:1-20:23[26] Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-6[6-7] (A); 6:1-13 (S) “Blind Faith” by Mark Huey The trials and tribulations of Ancient Israel’s deliverance from Egypt continue in this week’s Torah reading, with particular emphasis on the Ten Commandments that are […]

TorahScope: B’shalach

21 January, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

B’shalach After he had let go Exodus 13:17-17:16 Judges 4:4-5:31 (A); 5:1-31 (S) “Freedom Faith Tests” by Mark Huey Some of the details, about the miraculous deliverance of Ancient Israel from Egyptian servitude, are recorded in this week’s Torah portion, […]

TorahScope: Bo

14 January, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Bo Go Exodus 10:1-13:16 Jeremiah 46:13-28 “Faithful Physical Actions Depict Spiritual Realities” by Mark Huey Our Torah reading for this week, Bo, turns to describing the Lord’s final three judgments upon the Egyptians. We find that there are some foundational […]

TorahScope: V’eira

7 January, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

V’eira I appeared Exodus 6:2-9:35 Ezekiel 28:25-29:21 “Appearance Promises Executed” by Mark Huey This week’s parashah begins with a reminder that the Creator God appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and that He made—among many declarations—certain promises regarding their descendants’ […]

TorahScope: Shemot

31 December, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Shemot Names Exodus 1:1-6:1 Isaiah 27:6-28:13; 29:22-23 (A); Jeremiah 1:2-3 (S) “God’s Promises Require Faithful Deliverers” by Mark Huey We begin our Torah reading this week, by turning to the second book of the Pentateuch. The English title Exodus is […]

TorahScope: V’yechi

25 December, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

V’yechi He lived Genesis 47:28-50:26 1 Kings 2:1-12 “Blessing Israel” by Mark Huey This week, the final parashah for the Book of Genesis is studied, as the period of the Patriarchs and details about the unique family chosen by God […]

TorahScope: V’yigash

19 December, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

V’yigash He approached Genesis 44:18-47:27 Ezekiel 37:15-28 “Positioning for Restoration” by Mark Huey This week in V’yigash, the sons of Jacob/Israel finally experience a restoration of their familial relationship, after years of being estranged from their brother Joseph. For the […]

TorahScope: Mikkeitz

10 December, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Mikkeitz At the end Genesis 41:1-44:17 1 Kings 3:15-4:1 “God Honors Faith” by Mark Huey Mikkeitz, which is being considered as the Torah portion for this week, continues the narrative about the life of Joseph in Egypt. Joseph finally realized […]

TorahScope: V’yeishev

3 December, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

V’yeishev He continued living Genesis 37:1-40:23 Amos 2:6-3:8 “A Dream-Based Faith” by Mark Huey The testimonies of the lives of Abraham’s descendants continue this week in our Torah reading, as V’yeishev turns from a considerable focus on the Patriarch Jacob, […]

TorahScope: V’yishlach

25 November, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

V’yishlach He sent Genesis 32:3-36:43 Hosea 11:7-12:12 (A) Obadiah 1:1-21 (S) “A Wrestling Faith” by Mark Huey This week, our Torah portion Vayishlach continues the saga of Jacob’s life, as he learned to depend upon and have faith in the […]

TorahScope: V’yeitzei

20 November, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

V’yeitzei He went out Genesis 28:10-32:2 Hosea 12:12-14:10 (A); 11:7-12:12 (S) “Jacob’s Maturing Faith” by Mark Huey Torah students should realize that after the first 11 chapters of Genesis record a wide swath of human history, from the Creation to […]

TorahScope: Toldot

12 November, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Toldot History Genesis 25:19-28:9 Malachi 1:1-2:7 “Generational Faith” by Mark Huey By the time Torah students arrive at the sixth parashah of Genesis, Toldot, it should be obvious the Holy One is determined to communicate the efficacy and blessing of […]

TorahScope: Chayei Sarah

6 November, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Chayei Sarah Sarah’s Life Genesis 23:1-25:18 1 Kings 1:1-31 “Abraham’s Distinctive Faith” by Mark Huey The recorded testimonies of the life of Abraham and Sarah come to a close in this week’s parashah, Chayei Sarah. Our reading begins with a […]

TorahScope: V’yeira

30 October, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

V’yeira He appeared Genesis 18:1-22:24 2 Kings 4:1-37 (A); 4:1-23 (S) “Testing Abraham’s Faith” by Mark Huey By the time our Torah examination turns to V’yeira, readers find that the life of Abraham, and his personal trials, are mounting. Having […]

TorahScope: Lekh-Lekha

23 October, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Lekh-Lekha Get yourself out Genesis 12:1-17:27 Isaiah 40:27-41:16 “The Father of Faith” by Mark Huey By the time one turns to the third Torah reading, Lekh-Lekha, the recorded story of humanity indicates how the Almighty God has had direct contact […]

TorahScope: Noach

16 October, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Noach Noah Genesis 6:9-11:32 Isaiah 54:1-55:5 (A); 54:1-10 (S) “A Resting Faith” by Mark Huey Perhaps one of the most compelling testimonies of faith and belief in God, witnessed from the opening chapters of Genesis, is the life of Noah. […]

TorahScope: Bereisheet

9 October, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Bereisheet In the Beginning Genesis 1:1-6:8 Isaiah 42:5-43:10 (A); 42:5-21 (S) “Torah and Faith” by Mark Huey One of the many blessings bestowed upon people, within the Messianic community of faith, is the annual opportunity to return to a study […]