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Torah

THE ROOTS

The first five books of the Old Testament consist of the Five Books of Moses. the Torah of YHVH's law includes the ten instructions, or decalogue, given to Moses by YHVH at Mount Sinai. They include the Laws of God which are ethical principles of living that pertain to a holy life. The Torah is also called the Pentateuch and contains the religious, judicial, dietary and the civil laws of Hebrew society. Apart from the sacrificial laws, they remain alongside YHVH's instructions for His seasonal feasts.


The Torah is often misconstrued by Christians as the Law, however, they are the teachings and statues of YHVH, given to Israel. They contain the principles of how a person should Iive and benefit in a covenant relationship with God.

Torah is part of the book Christianity calls the Old Testament. Torah contains both the oral and written laws.  The Torah is also known as the Chumash, Pentateuch or Five Books of Moses. 

The five books of the Torah are read in sections or Parsha's throughout the year. It is also read in conjunction with the Haftarah ( the remaining books in the Tanakh, an acronym (TNK) for the Prophets (Nevi'im) and the Kethuvim, (the Psalms and Writings which include the books of the minor prophets).

 
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Weekly Torah Pearls

The Torah Parsha's, when studied in depth, bring the student through four different levels (PARDES) of revelation and understanding.

Teaching within these studies is paralleled in Renewed Covenant theology and in the teachings of Messiah Yeshua.

 

Va'etchanan

`I PLEADED'

Deuteronomy 3:23 -7:11

Mattot - Massei

'TRIBES' - 'STAGES OR JOURNEYS'

Numbers 30:2 -36:13

Pinchas

PINCHAS

Numbers 25:10 - 30:1

Balak

BALAK

Numbers 22:2 - 25:9

Korah

'KORAH'

Numbers 16:1-18:32

Shlach L'kah

'SEND ON YOUR BEHALF'

NUMBERS 13:1- 15:41

B'Ha alotkha

'WHEN YOU SET UP'

Numbers 8: 1-12:16

Naso

'TAKE'

Numbers 4:21 -7:89

Bamidbar

"IN THE WILDERNESS'

Number 1:1-4:20

Bechuckotai

'MY REGULATIONS'

Leviticus 26:3 -27:34

Behar

'ON MOUNT'

Leviticus 25:1 -26:2

Emor

'SPEAK'

Leviticus 21:1-24:23

Kedoshim

'HOLY ONES'

Leviticus 19:1-20:27

Acharie Mot

'AFTER THE DEATH'

Leviticus 16:1-18:30

Metzora

PERSON AFFLICTED WITH TZARA’AT

Leviticus 14:1 -15:33

Tzav

ORDER / COMMAND

Leviticus 6:1- 8:36

Pekudei

'ACCOUNTING OR TALLY'

Exodus 38:21 -40:38

Vayek'hel

'HE ASSEMBLED

Exodus 35:1 -38:20

Tezaveh

'YOU SHALL COMMAND'


Exodus 27:20 -30:10

Mishpatim

RULES, LAWS,

Exodus 21:1-24:18

Yitro

JETHRO

Exodus 18:1-20:23

Beshalach

AFTER HE HAD LET GO

Exodus 13:17-17:16

Parsha Bo

'GO OR COME'

Exodus 10:1-13:16

Parsha Va'era

HE APPEARED

Exodus 6:2 -9:35

Shemot

'NAMES'

Exodus 1;1-16 -6:1

Vayechi

'HE LIVED'

Genesis 47:28 -50:26

Shemini

'EIGHTH'

Leviticus 9:1-11:47

Tazria

'SHE CONCEIVES'

Leviticus 12:1-13:59