Blog Scripture Readings for 11-9 through 11-15-14


Parashat Chayei Sarah — Genesis 23:1 – 25:18
Haftarah — 1 Kings 1:1-31
Prophets — Judges 5:1 – 10:18
Writings — Psalms 34:1 – 39:13
Testimony — Matthew 21:23 – 24:51

Most of this week’s blog discussion points will be on these passages. If you have general comments or questions on the weekly Scripture readings not addressed in a blog post, here’s a place for you to post those. Just use the “leave a reply” link below.

The full “Read Through The Scriptures In A Year” schedule, broken down by each day, can be found on the right sidebar under “Helpful Links.” There are 4 sections of scripture to read each day. One each from the Torah, the Prophets, the Writings, and from the Testimony of Yeshua. Each week, the Torah and haftarah readings will follow the traditional one-year reading cycle.

Weekly Blog Scripture Readings for 11/9 through 11/15/14.


2 thoughts on “Blog Scripture Readings for 11-9 through 11-15-14

  1. Sorry, this question is from last week’s readings – hope you don’t mind me posting it here. I was wondering if you see Matt. 18:21-35 as a reference to the Shemitah?

    • No problem. The only Bible question we don’t like is the one not asked. Any Bible questions are fair game to be asked anytime, even if they don’t follow the Bible reading schedule.

      I’m not seeing a direct reference to the shemitah in Yeshua’s teaching.The shimitah occurred after seven years and the jubilee (yovel) after seven shimitahs or at the end of 49 years and in the fiftieth year. So I don’t see the math in Yeshua’s teaching really fitting here.

      I see the seven times seventy more as a reference to a full or complete number of sins one may commit against another, since the number seven in the Bible represents perfection, fullness or completeness. The idea Yeshua is trying to convey is that no matter how many times one sins against us, we must forgive them.s

      Of course, the larger point of the entire passage is that as our Father in heaven has forgiven us so large a sin debt, we ought so to forgive others.

      If someone else reading this discussion has any thoughts on any possible shemitah implications of this passage, we’d be happy to hear and discuss them.

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