Blog Scripture Readings for 3-22 Through 3-28-20

Parashat Vayikra — Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26 (6:7)*
Haftarah — Isaiah 43:21 – 44:23
Prophets — Isaiah 9:1 – 18:7
Writings — Proverbs 15:1 – 21:31
Testimony — John 13:17 – 18:40

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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 or the “share your thoughts” box 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.

* Verse numbers in parenthesis refer to the verse number in Christian English Bibles when they differ from Hebrew Bibles or the Tanakh.

Weekly Blog Scripture Readings for 3/22 through 3/28/2020.


2 thoughts on “Blog Scripture Readings for 3-22 Through 3-28-20

  1. Nathan, can you or will you show me and tell me where in YHVH’s Word, The Holy Bible, YHVH gave the “authority” to “change” the name of His people He “chose” for Himself from Jacob/Israel to Jew? I have not read anywhere in scripture where when YHVH made His covenant with, gave His commandments to, lamented over, or rebuked His “chosen” Nation of people calls them and says, “Oh, Jew”, “Oh, Jews”, Or “children of Jew”! YHVH calls His chosen Nation of people and says, “Oh, Israel”, or “Oh, children of Israel”. Wasn’t Judah, the King of the Southern Kingdom of Israel, the fourth son of Jacob/Israel, and all the people of His kingdom “Israelites”? Even Yeshua was an “Israelite” from the lineage of David, and He was given the “mocking” name of “Jew” that the Israelites, dwelling in the Southern Israelite Kingdom of Judah by the surrounding foreign Gentile Nations and the Romans when they crowned our Messiah “King of Jews”! When, where, why, and who, did YHVH give the “authority” to change “Jacob/Israel” to “Jew” and change the name of the “land” YHVH gave Jacob/Israel and His descendants from Cannan to His Nation of “people” Israel!? Help!

  2. Hi Lela,
    As far as I know, after the death of Solomon, the Kingdom of Israel was divided into 2 different Kingdoms. The Northern Kingdom was referred to as Israel, containing 10 of the tribes, while the Southern Kingdom was referred to as Judea, containing the tribes of Juda, Benjamin and Simeon.
    After the Assyrians invaded Israel, the Israelites were taken away captive and foreigners were planted in the land. Officially, the Israelites never returned and are known as the ‘lost tribes’; however it is believed that most of their descendants are living in America and the UK.
    In contrast, many Judeans returned to Judea after their 70 years of captivity in Babylon. However, after their various revolts, the Romans removed them from their land and renamed Judea ‘Syria Palaestina’ and Jerusalem they named ‘Aelia Capitolina’.
    The name Jews comes from Judeans and has become generic over time.
    Blessings, Sonja

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