TorahScope

TorahScope is a reflection on the weekly parashah written by Outreach Israel Ministries 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.


2019-2020 (5780) 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

26 Oct 2019
27 Tishrei 5780

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 Haftarah for Bereisheet

02 Nov 2019
04 Cheshvan 5780

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

09 Nov 2019
11 Cheshvan 5780

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

16 Nov 2019
18 Cheshvan 5780

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

23 Nov 2019
25 Cheshvan 5780

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

30 Nov 2019
02 Kislev 5780

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

07 Dec 2019
09 Kislev 5780

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

14 Dec 2019
16 Kislev 5780

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

21 Dec 2019
23 Kislev 5780

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

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

28 Dec 2019
30 Kislev 5780

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)

04 Jan 2020
07 Tevet 5780

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)

11 Jan 2020
14 Tevet 5780

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

18 Jan 2020
21 Tevet 5780

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

25 Jan 2020
28 Tevet 5780

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

01 Feb 2020
06 Shevat 5780

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

08 Feb 2020
13 Shevat 5780

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

15 Feb 2020
20 Shevat 5780

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

22 Feb 2020
27 Shevat 5780

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

29 Feb 2020
04 Adar 5780

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

07 Mar 2020
11 Adar 5780

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

Hebrews 13:10-17

Philippians 4:10-20

14 Mar 2020
18 Adar 5780

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

21 Mar 2020
25 Adar 5780

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

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

28 March 2020
03 Nisan 5780

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

04 Apr 2020
10 Nisan 5780

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

18 Apr 2020
24 Nisan 5780

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

25 Apr 2020
01 Iyyar 5780

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

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

02 May 2020
08 Iyyar 5780

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

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

09 May 2020
15 Iyyar 5780

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

1 Peter 2:4-10

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

16 May 2020
22 Iyyar 5780

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

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

23 May 2020
29 Iyyar 5780

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

06 Jun 2020
14 Sivan 5780

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

Acts 21:17-26

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

13 Jun 2020
21 Sivan 5780

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

20 Jun 2020
28 Sivan 5780

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

Hebrews 3:7-19

27 Jun 2019
05 Tammuz 5780

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

04 Jul 2020
12 Tammuz 5780

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

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

11 Jul 2020
19 Tammuz 5780

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

18 Jul 2020
26 Tammuz 5780

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

25 Jul 2020
04 Av 5780

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

01 Aug 2020
11 Av 5780

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

08 Aug 2020
18 Av 5780

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

15 Aug 2020
25 Av 5780

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

22 Aug 2020
02 Elul 5780

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

29 Aug 2020
09 Elul 5780

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

05 Sept 2020
16 Elul 5780

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

12 Sept 2020
23 Elul 5780

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

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

26 Oct 2020
08 Tishrei 5781

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

11 Oct 2020
23 Tishrei 5781

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