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.


2018-2019 (5779) Torah Reading Schedule

Torah and Haftarah Portion with Recommended Reading
from the Apostolic Scriptures (from Messianic Jewish Bible Institute, Complete Jewish Bible)

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

GENESIS

06 Oct 2018
27 Tishrei 5779

Bereisheet “In the beginning”
Genesis 1:1-6:8
Isaiah 42:5-43:10 (A); 42:5-21 (S)

John 1:1-5

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

13 Oct 2018
04 Cheshvan 5779

Noach “Noah”
Genesis 6:9-11:32
Isaiah 54:1-55:5 (A); 54:1-10 (S)

1 Peter 3:18-22

Matthew 24:36-44; Luke 17:26-37; Acts 2:1-16; 1 Peter 3:18-22; 2 Peter 2:5

TorahScope commentary for Noach

20 Oct 2018
11 Cheshvan 5779

Lekh-Lekha “Get yourself out”
Genesis 12:1-17:27
Isaiah 40:27-41:16

Romans 4:1-25

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 for Lekh-Lekha

27 Oct 2018
18 Cheshvan 5779

V’yeira “He appeared”
Genesis 18:1-22:24
2 Kings 4:1-37 (A); 4:1-23 (S)

2 Peter 2:4-11

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 for V’yeira

03 Nov 2018
25 Cheshvan 5779

Chayei Sarah “Sarah’s life”
Genesis 23:1-25:18
1 Kings 1:1-31

1 Corinthians 15:50-57

Matthew 8:19-22; 27:3-10; Luke 9:57-62

TorahScope commentary for Chayei Sarah

10 Nov 2018
02 Kislev 5779

Toldot “History”
Genesis 25:19-28:9
Malachi 1:1-2:7

Romans 9:6-13

Romans 9:6-16; Hebrews 11:20; 12:14-17

TorahScope commentary for Toldot

17 Nov 2018
09 Kislev 5779

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

24 Nov 2018
16 Kislev 5779

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

Matthew 26:36-46

1 Corinthians 5:1-13; Revelation 7:1-12

01 Dec 2018
23 Kislev 5779

V’yeishev “He continued living”
Genesis 37:1-40:23
Amos 2:6-3:8

Acts 7:9-16 (esp vs. 9-10)

08 Dec 2018
30 Kislev 5779

Mikkeitz “At the end”
Genesis 41:1-44:17
1 Kings 3:15-4:1

1 Corinthians 2:1-5

Acts 7:9-16 (esp vs. 11-12)

15 Dec 2018
07 Tevet 5779

V’yigash “He approached”
Genesis 44:18-47:27
Ezekiel 37:15-28

Luke 6:9-16

Acts 7:9-16 (esp vs. 13-15)

22 Dec 2018
14 Tevet 5779

V’yechi “He lived”
Genesis 47:28-50:26
1 Kings 2:1-12

1 Peter 1:3-9

Acts 7:9-16 (esp vs. 15-16); Hebrews 11:21-22; 1 Peter 1:3-9; 2:11-17

EXODUS

29 Dec 2018
21 Tevet 5779

Shemot “Names”
Exodus 1:1-6:1
Isaiah 27:6-28:13; 29:22-23 (A); Jeremiah 1:2:3 (S)

Acts 7:17-29

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

05 Jan 2019
28 Tevet 5779

V’eira “I appeared”
Exodus 6:2-9:35
Ezekiel 28:25-29:21

Romans 9:14-24

Romans 9:14-17; 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1

12 Jan 2019
06 Shevat 5779

Bo “Go”
Exodus 10:1-13:16
Jeremiah 46:13-28

1 Corinthians 11:20-34

Luke 2:22-24; John 19:31-37; Acts 13:16-17; Revelation 8:6-9:12; 16:1-21

19 Jan 2019
13 Shevat 5779

B’shalach “After he had let go”
Exodus 13:17-17:16
Judges 4:4-5:31 (A); 5:1-31 (S)

John 6:22-40

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

26 Jan 2019
20 Shevat 5779

Yitro “Jethro”
Exodus 18:1-20:23[26]
Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-6[6-7] (A); 6:1-13 (S)

Matthew 5:17-32; Hebrews 12:18-24

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

02 Feb 2019
27 Shevat 5779

Mishpatim “Rulings”
Exodus 21:1-24:18
Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26

Matthew 5:38-42

Matthew 5:38-42; 15:1-20; Mark 7:1-23; Acts 23:1-11; Hebrews 9:15-22; 10:28-39

09 Feb 2019
04 Adar I 5779

Terumah “Contribution”
Exodus 25:1-27:19
1 Kings 5:26-6:13

Matthew 5:33-37; Hebrews 9:1-10

Hebrews 8:1-6; 9:23-24; 10:1

16 Feb 2019
11 Adar I 5779

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

Hebrews 13:10-17

Philippians 4:10-20

23 Feb 2019
18 Adar I 5779

Ki Tisa “When you take”
Exodus 30:11-34:35
1 Kings 18:1-39 (A); 18:20-39 (S)

1 Corinthians 8:4-13

Luke 11:14-20; Acts 7:35-8:1; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; 2 Corinthians 3:1-18

02 Mar 2019
26 Adar I 5779

V’yak’heil “He assembled”
Exodus 35:1-38:20
1 Kings 7:40-50 (A); 7:13-26 (S)

2 Corinthians 9:6-11

2 Corinthians 9:1-15; Hebrews 9:1-14; Revelation 11:1-13

09 Mar 2019
02 Adar II 5779

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

Acts 15:14-18

Revelation 15:5-8

LEVITICUS

16 March 2019
09 Adar II 5779

Vayikra “He called”
Leviticus 1:1-5:26[6:7]
Isaiah 43:21-44:23

Hebrews 10:1-18

Romans 8:1-13; Hebrews 10:1-14; 13:10-16

23 March 2019
16 Adar II 5779

Tzav “Give an order”
Leviticus 6:1[8]-8:36
Jeremiah 7:21-8:3; 9:22-23

Hebrews 8:1-6

Mark 12:28-34; Romans 12:1-2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-23

30 Mar 2019
23 Adar II 5779

Shemini “Eighth”
Leviticus 9:1-11:47
2 Samuel 6:1-7:17 (A); 6:1-19 (S)

Acts 10:9-22, 34-35

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

06 Apr 2019
01 Nisan 5779

Tazria “She conceives”
Leviticus 12:1-13:59
2 Kings 4:42-5:19

Matthew 8:1-4

Matthew 8:1-4; 11:2-6; Mark 1:40-45; Luke 2:22-24; 5:12-16; 7:18-23

13 Apr 2019
08 Nisan 5779

Metzora “Leper”
Leviticus 14:1-15:33
2 Kings 7:3-20

Romans 6:8-23

Matthew 9:20-26; Mark 5:24b-34; Luke 8:42b-48; Hebrews 13:4

04 May 2019
29 Nisan 5779

Acharei Mot “After the death”
Leviticus 16:1-18:30
Ezekiel 22:1-19 (A); 22:1-16 (S)

Hebrews 9:11-28

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

11 May 2019
06 Iyyar 5779

Kedoshim “Holy Ones”
Leviticus 19:1-20:27
Amos 9:7-15 (A); Ezekiel 20:2-20 (S)

1 Peter 1:13-16

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

18 May 2019
13 Iyyar 5779

Emor “Speak”
Leviticus 21:1-24:23
Ezekiel 44:15-31

1 Peter 2:4-10

Matthew 5:38-42; Galatians 3:26-29

25 May 2019
20 Iyyar 5779

B’har “On Mount”
Leviticus 25:1-26:2
Jeremiah 32:6-27

Luke 4:16-21

Luke 4:16-21; 1 Corinthians 7:21-24; Galatians 6:7-10

01 Jun 2019
27 Iyyar 5779

B’chuqotai “By My regulations”
Leviticus 26:3-27:34
Jeremiah 16:19-17:24

2 Corinthians 6:4-18

John 14:15-21; 15:10-12; 1 John

NUMBERS

08 Jun 2019
05 Sivan 5779

Bamidbar “In the wilderness”
Numbers 1:1-4:20
Hosea 2:1-22

1 Corinthians 12:12-20

Luke 2:1-7; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31

15 Jun 2019
12 Sivan 5779

Naso “Take”
Numbers 4:21-7:89
Judges 13:2-25

Acts 21:17-26

John 7:53-8:11; Acts 21:17-32

22 Jun 2019
19 Sivan 5779

Beha’alot’kha “When you set up”
Numbers 8:1-12:16
Zechariah 2:14-4:7

1 Corinthians 10:6-13

John 19:31-37; Hebrews 3:1-6

29 Jun 2019
26 Sivan 5779

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

Hebrews 3:7-19

06 Jul 2019
03 Tammuz 5779

Korach “Korah”
Numbers 16:1-18:32
1 Samuel 11:14-12:22

Romans 13:1-7

2 Timothy 2:8-21; Jude 1-25

13 Jul 2019
10 Tammuz 5779

Chukat “Regulation”
Numbers 19:1-22:1
Judges 11:1-33

John 3:10-21

John 3:9-21; 4:3-30; 12:27-50

20 Jul 2019
17 Tammuz 5779

Balak “Balak”
Numbers 22:2-25:9
Micah 5:6-6:8

1 Corinthians 1:20-31

2 Peter 2:1-22; Jude 11; Revelation 2:14-15

27 Jul 2019
24 Tammuz 5779

Pinchas “Phinehas”
Numbers 25:10-30:1[29:40]
1 Kings 18:46-19:21

John 2:13-22

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

03 Aug 2019
02 Av 5779

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

Philippians 3:12-16

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

10 Aug 2019
09 Av 5779

Devarim “Words”
Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22
Isaiah 1:1-27

1 Timothy 3:1-7

John 15:1-11; Hebrews 3:7-4:11

17 Aug 2019
16 Av 5779

V’et’chanan “And I besought”
Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11
Isaiah 40:1-26

Mark 12:28-34

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

24 Aug 2019
23 Av 5779

Ekev “Because”
Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25
Isaiah 49:14-51:3

Romans 8:31-39

Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 4:1-13; James 5:7-11

31 Aug 2019
30 Av 5779

Re’eih “See”
Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17
Isaiah 54:11-55:5

1 John 4:1-6

1 Corinthians 5:9-13; 1 John 4:1-6

07 Sept 2019
07 Elul 5779

Shoftim “Judges”
Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9
Isaiah 51:12-52:12 (or finish at 53:12)

Matthew 26:47-27:10

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

14 Sept 2019
14 Elul 5779

Ki-Teitzei “When you go out”
Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19
Isaiah 54:1-10 (or finish at 52:13)

1 Corinthians 5:1-5

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

21 Sept 2019
21 Elul 5779

Ki-Tavo “When you come”
Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8
Isaiah 60:1-22

Acts 7:30-36

Matthew 13:1-23; Luke 21:1-4; Acts 28:17-31; Romans 11:1-15

28 Sept 2019
28 Elul 5778

Nitzavim “Standing”
Deuteronomy 29:9[10]-30:20
Isaiah 61:10-63:9

Romans 10:1-13

Romans 9:30-10:13; Hebrews 12:14-15

05 Oct 2019
06 Tishrei 5780

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

Romans 7:7-12

Hebrews 13:5-8

12 Oct 2019
13 Tishrei 5780

Ha’azinu “Hear”
Deuteronomy 32:1–52
2 Samuel 22:1–22:51

Romans 10:14-11:12

Romans 10:14-21; 12:14-21; Hebrews 12:28-29

22 Oct 2019
23 Tishrei 5780

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