Three-Year Sabbath Readings Lectionary

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Wyn Laidig | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Sep 18 2015 5:10 AM

Here is a new three-year Lectionary that provides the standard weekly Torah readings on an annual cycle, along with all the rest of Scripture on a three-year cycle.

4682.Sabbath Readings

Following this plan, after 3 years, a person will have read the Torah three times and all the rest of Scripture once.  Each Sabbath readings include the Torah portion and a Psalm, and in addition alternate between reading book of the Old Testament (Hebraic) and the New Testament (Apostolic). 

The Lectionary readings on the homepage and the Reading Plan (if set up) look like this:

The resource page looks like this:

Note that the Biblical calendar used is not the traditional Jewish (Hillel) Calendar (based on a formula which is only an approximation) but instead is one that begins the month more accurately based on the actual first visible crescent moon.  The beginning of the year (day 1 of Nisan, month 1) is established by the requirement that the first month begins on the first crescent moon following the spring equinox.  This seems to be most logical way for the people of Israel to have established the new year, since the spring equinox is easily observable (the day when the suns shadow falls on an east-west line all though-out the day).

Hope this will be useful to someone other than me!

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Eleanor Emmott | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 10 2017 10:41 AM


Thanks for posting this resource.

Have you done anything with the festival / special shabbat readings?  I was playing today with trying to put them into a reading plan, but I'm guessing it would be pretty hard to reset the dates for the following year.


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Eleanor Emmott | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 10 2017 11:22 AM

Sorry... after taking a closer look, I see that you have included them here.

Thanks so much!

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