Torah Portion: T’rumah (Donation) Sh’mot Exodus 25-27
HafTorah: I Kings 5:26-6:13
This week we read the Torah section named T’rumah or donations in English. This portion begins with the instructions for gathering the materials and building the Mishkan/Tabernacle in the wilderness. An interesting fact, in the book of Sh’mot/Exodus 40 % of the book is talking about this process and the end results. That gives us some idea of the importance of what we read when we study the Mishkan.
Torah Portion: Bereshit (In the Beginning) Genesis 1:1-6:8
HafTorah: Isaiah 42:5-43:11
New Testament: John 1:1-18
For the next few weeks I want us to look at the Torah and the New Testament together to see how one compliments and illuminates the other. Where better to see this than here in Genesis and in John. They both start with exactly the same words, “In the beginning.” In fact I would think John had Genesis in mind as he wrote his gospel.