Many might perceive the Torah as intimidating, outdated, or even irrelevant. However, without the Torah, we cannot fully understand New Testament concepts, including Israel’s future redemption, the heavenly Tabernacle, or why Yeshua’s sacrifice was necessary. As you read this encouraging devotional, you will discover how the Torah lays the foundation for the rest of Scripture and has guidance for our lives today.
Who is the audience for this devotional?
This devotional is for everyone, whether you are Jewish or Gentile. Each devotional entry is based on the Torah reading for that week, but we frequently relate the passage to a theme or a story from the New Testament. One of our goals with this devotional is to show that the Bible is one cohesive book.
How are the readings organized?
The readings are organized by the yearly Torah-reading cycle followed in synagogues around the world. Scribes added chapter and verse numbers centuries after the Bible was complete. Sometimes, the verse numbers in the Hebrew text do not quite align with the verse numbers of most translations. Here are the portions where a difference occurs:
|Portion||Hebrew Bible Reading||English Bible Reading|
|Vayetzei||Gen 28:10–32:3||Gen 28:10–32:2|
|Vayishlach||Gen 32:4–36:43||Gen 32:3–36:43|
|Vayikra||Lev 1:1–5:26||Lev 1:1–6:7|
|Tzav||Lev 6:1–8:36||Lev 6:8–8:36|
|Pinchas||Num 25:10–30:1||Num 25:10–29:40|
|Matot||Num 30:2–32:42||Num 30:1–32:42|
|Ki Tavo||Deut 26:1–29:8||Deut 26:1–29:9|
|Nitzavim||Deut 29:9–30:20||Deut 20:10–30:20|
Where can I find a calendar of the readings?
See the calendar bookmark here.
Are the Scripture readings included in the book?
We list the Torah (Genesis through Deuteronomy), Haftarah (Writings and Prophets), and B’rit Hadashah (New Testament) readings but do not include the full passages, so you will need to use your Bible to look up the readings.
Where does the yearly Torah-reading cycle come from?
We have a full article about this topic here.
Can I see a sample of the book?
Yes! Click here to see a sample of the inside and get a sense of the format.
What are the differences between the eBook and the physical book?
There are no differences in content between the eBook and the physical book, but the benefits of each will vary. The eBook is great if you like to read on your phone or tablet, and we recommend the physical book if you prefer to mark up your books.
What are your bulk pricing options?
Please contact Ron Baehr at [email protected] to inquire about bulk pricing.