The Triennial Cycle Early Research

By Rabbi Dr. Hillel ben David (Greg Killian)

 

This paper contains the triennial torah cycle as printed in the Jewish Encyclopedia with some related readings from the Nazarean Codicil. This is based on the faulty understanding that the cycle lasted three years. Subsequent research has proven conclusively that the cycle lasted three and a half years, or half of a septennial (Shmita Sabbatical) cycle. The best research has produced the correct triennial cycle of three and a half years as documented in: Shmita.

 

 

Year 1

Torah

Event

Haftorah

Topic

Psalm

Nisan

Gen. 1:1 - 2:3

Festival New Year - World is created

Isaiah 42:5, Isaiah 45:17ff

Creation and breath, Salvation for Israel

1

Gen. 2:4 - 3:23

Garden of Eden - Sin

Ezekiel 28:11-26 (Isaiah 42:5)

The fall of Satan - Tyre

2

Gen. 3:24 - 4:26

Pesach - The Sin of Cain

Isaiah 42:8, Jeremiah 12:30

God will not share glory, Nations who don't listen

3

Gen. 5:1 - 6:8

Generations

Isaiah 30:8-15

Witness against the rebellious

4

Iyar

Gen. 6:9 - 7:24

Flood

Isaiah 54:9-10

Days of Noah - no more rebuke

5

Gen. 8:1-14

Noah's dove

Habakkuk 3:1-5

The Holy One comes from Mt. Paran

6

Gen. 8:15 - 9:17

Noah and animals leave ark - God's Rainbow

Isaiah 42:7-21

The Lord's wrath and protection

7

Gen. 9:18 - 10:32

Ham's sin - Nimrod - Nations

Isaiah 49:9-13

Millenial state of people and roads

8

Sivan

Gen. 11:1-32

Shavuot - Babel - Descendents of Shem

Isaiah 28:1-16

God's wrath against Ephraim's drunkards

Gen. 12:1 - 13:18

Abram leaves Ur, God promises land

Joshua 24:3-18

History of God's helping hand to His people

9

Gen. 14:1-24

Kedarlaomer - Melchisedek

Isaiah 41:2-14, I Kings 10:9

God's might, idols slighted, eternal love of Israel

10

Gen. 15:1-21

Abram promised a son and to be strangers

Zephaniah 3:9-19, Isaiah 1:1-17

Purified worshippers, repellious people

11

Gen. 16:1-16

Abram, Hagar, and Ishmael

Isaiah 64:1

Rend the heavens and mountains tremble

12

Tammuz

Gen. 17:1-27

Abraham and God seal covenant

Isaiah 63:10-19

God is an enemy of the rebellious

13

Gen. 18:1-33

Abraham entertains three angels

Isaiah 33:17 - 34:12, II Kings 4

Millenial living and the fate of the wicked, Elisha and oil

14

Gen. 19:1-38

Tammuz 17 - Angels visit Lot in Sodom

Isaiah 17:14 - 18:7

When a banner is raised, you will see it

15

Gen. 20:1-18

Abraham and Abimilech

Isaiah 61:9-10

People the lord has blessed

16

Gen. 21:1-34

Birth of Isaac - Hagar and Ishmael sent away

I Samuel 2:21-28

Samuel and Eli's wickd sons

Av

Gen. 22:1-24

Akeidah

Isaiah 33:7-22

When we are at the bottom our King arrives

17

Gen. 23:1-20

Tisha B'Av - Sarah dies, Machpelah bought

I Kings 1:1; Isaiah 51:2

King David is old, Abraham and Sarah become many

18

Gen. 24:1-41

Rebecca is chosen by Eleazer

Judges 19:20

Don't spend the night in the square

19

Gen. 24:42-67

Isaac marries Rebecca

Isaiah 12:3 - 14:2

In that day - Joy and war

20

Gen. 25:1 - 26:10

New Year for Tithes, Abraham dies

II Samual 5:17 - 6:1

David annointing heard by the Philistines - war

[ Gen.25:19 - 26:10 ]

Elul

Gen. 26:11-35

Isaac and Abimilech

Isaiah 65:23 - 66:8

Before they call, I will answer

21

Gen. 27:1-29

Jacob blesses Isaac and not Esau

Isaiah 46:3-6

God's people ransomed and gathered to the land

22

Gen. 27:30 - 28:9

Esau wants blessing - Jacob goes to Laban

Micah 1:1, 5:1-15

Vision of Samaria and Jerusalem, Bethleham's shepherd

23

Gen. 28:10 29:30

Jacob's Ladder - Jacob marries four wives

Hosea 12:12-14

Jacob tends sheep so Israel can get a bride

24

Gen. 29:31 - 30:20

Jacob has ten sons

Isaiah 60:15; I Samuel 1:1

Although forsaken you will nurse at royal breasts, Elkanah

Tishrei

Gen. 30:21 - 31:2

Yom Teruah-Rachel remembr'd - d/l sheep

I Samuel 1:11

Hannah's vow - nazirite pledged to God

25

Gen. 31:3 - 32:2

Yom HaKippurim - Jacob > Land

Jer. 30:10-16, Micah 6:3 - 7:20

Jacob saved from a distant place, What does the Lord require

26

Gen. 32:3 - 33:17

Hag HaSuccoth - Jacob+Esau meet again

Obadiah 1:1

Going against Edod for battle

27

Gen. 33:18 - 35:8

Hag HaSuccoth - Shechem circumcized

Nahum 1:12 - 2:5

The feet of one who brings good news against Ninevah

28

Heshvan

Gen. 35:9 - 36:43

Birth of Benjamin, Sons of Esau, Israel named

Isaiah 43:1-7; 38:12

I will redeem you and gather you, He has cut me off

29

Gen. 37:1-36

Joseph dreams and becomes a slave

Jer.38:8; Amos 2:6 - 3:8

Ebed-melech puts Jeremiah in a cistern, Wrath unavoidable

30

Gen. 38:1-30

Judah and tamar have Peretz and Zerah

Isaiah 37:31-37

Israel takes root - Assyria defeated

31

Gen. 39:1 - 40:22

Joseph + Potifers wife - Joseph goes to prison

Isaiah 52:3-9

Assyria oppressing but My people will know My name

32

Kislev

Gen. 40:23

Cupbearer and baker have dreams

Amos 1:3-15, 2:6

I will punish Israel for her sins

33

Gen. 41:1-37

Pharoah's dream

Isaiah 29:8

Nations that fight Zion will be hungry and thirsty

34

Gen. 41:38 - 42:17

Joseph elevated - Fat and lean years

Isaiah 11:2-9

We choose the fear of the Lord...wolf and lamb

35

Gen. 42:18 - 43:23

Chanukah - treasure in brother's sacks

Isaiah 50:10 - 52:11

Then shall the redeemed of the Lord return to Zion...

36

Tevet

Gen. 43:24 - 44:17

Joseph's cup is in brother's bag

Jer. 42:12-17; 43:12-14; I Kings 3:15

Death to those who go down to Egypt - life to those who stay

37

Gen. 44:18 - 47:27

Joseph revealed - Jacob's family leaves Israel

Joshua 14:6; Ezekiel 37:10

Caleb / Joshua enter the land, dry bones live

38

Gen. 47:28 - 47:31

Israel goes to Goshen - severe famine

I Kings 13:14

The man of God who came from Judah

39

Gen. 48:1-22

Jacob blesses 2 grandsons

I Kings 2:1

David dying gives charge to Solomon

40

Shevat

Gen. 49:1-26

Jacob blesses his 12 sons

Isaiah 43:2

I will be with you through water and flames

41

Gen. 49:27 - 50:26

Jacob and Joseph die

Zechariah 14:1, Micah 2:12

A day of the Lord is coming, I will bring Israel like sheep

 

42

Exo. 1:1 - 2:25

Tu B'Shevat - Moses arises

Isaiah 27:6; 52:1-6; 65:19-23

Jacob will take root, my people will know my name

43

Exo. 3:1 - 4:13

Moses meets God in the burning bush

Isaiah 40:11, II Kings 20:8

He tends His flock like a shepherd, Hezekiah's sign

44

Exo. 4:14 - 6:1

Moses meets Pharoah

Isaiah 55:12

You will go out in joy...

Adar

Exo. 6:2 - 7:17

Moses and Aaron change staff to snake

Eze.28:25 - 29:21; Isaiah 42:8

Wealth caused your heart to go proud, King of Tyre

45

Exo. 7:18 - 8:15

2 plagues - blood and frogs

I Kings 22:1-38

Ahab fights Aram king for Ramoth-Gilead

46

Exo. 8:16 - 9:35

Purim - gnats, lice, flies, boils, hail

Isaiah 34:1-11

The sky rolled up... - bloody sword - a Day of vengeance

47

Exo. 10:1 - 12:12

2 plagues, locust and darkness - Pesach plan

Isaiah 19, Jer.4:6, I Samuel 6:6

The Lord will strike and heal Egypt, disaster from the north

48

Exo. 12:13 - 12:28

Pesach Regulations

not extant

Year 2

Torah

Event

Haftorah

Topic

Psalm

Nisan

Exo. 12:29-51

Festival New Year - death of firstborn

Isaiah 21:11

Concerning Dumah: Watchman what is left of the night?

49 Karah

Exo. 13:1-20

Pesach - Exo. begins!!

Isaiah 46:3

Listen all who remain of the House of Israel

50

Exo. 13:21 - 15:20

Wandering - crossing the sea

Judges 4:4 - 5:31

Death of Sicera - Deborah's song

51

Exo. 15:21 - 16:24

Manna

Isaiah 49:10

They will neither hunger nor thirst. The Lord will guide them

52

Iyar

Exo. 16:25 - 17:15

Manna

Isaiah 58:13

If you don't break Sabbath, call it honorable and a delight...

53

Exo. 18:1 - 20:23

Words of Life

Isaiah 6, Isaiah 61:6-10

Holy, Holy, Holy - here am I, send me!

54

Exo. 21:1 - 22:25

Regulations for how to love your neighbor

Jeremiah 34:1-22

Babylon surrounds Jerusalem. Re-enslavement after free

55

Exo. 22:26 - 23:33

Pilgrimage Festivals - display His splendor

Isaiah 49:1-26

Israel light to the Gentiles. Regather Israel in compassion

56

Sivan

Exo. 24:1-18

Shavuot - Right judgement

Isaiah 60:17 - 61:9

The Lord will be your light, preach good news, sight to the blind

57

Exo. 25:1 - 26:30

Tabernacle is set up

Isaiah 66:1-24

The Lord repays His enemies. The birth in a day

58

Exo. 26:31 - 27:19

High Priest's raiment

Ezekiel 16:10-19

I dressed you in leather shoes and an embroidered dress

59

Exo. 27:20 - 28:43

Tabernacle - High Priest

Ezekiel 43:10-12

Give the Temple design and let the people be ashamed

60

Exo. 29:1-46

Ordination of Priests

Isaiah 61:6

You will be called Priests and feed on the wealth of the nations

Tammuz

Exo. 30:1-11

Incense and menorah

Malachi 1:11 - 2:7

My name will be great. The Priests give true instruction

61

Exo. 30:12-38

Census - annointing oil - washing

1 Kings 18:1-39; 2 Kings 12:5

Elijah's Carmel sacrifice and the death of the Baals priests

62

Exo. 31:1 - 32:13

Tammuz 17th - Golden Calf

Isaiah 43:7-21 (isa.43:24)

Blind eyes and deaf ears - my people will proclaim My praise

63

Exo. 32:14 - 34:26

Tablets broken - New tablets

2 Samuel 22:10-51

All His laws are before me, the Lord Lives! Praise the Lord!

64

Av

Exo. 34:27 - 36:38

Sabbath rules, Tabernacle built

Jer.31:33-40, 1 Kings 18:27-39

The new covenant. Elijah taunts the prophets of Baal

65

[ Exo. 35:1 - 36:38 ]

Exo. 37:1 - 38:20

Tisha B'Av - Tabernacle furniture built

1 Kings 8:8-22

Long Ark poles stick out of the curtain. Temple done

66

Exo. 38:21- 31

The weight of the gold, silver, and bronze

Jeremiah 30:18

I will restore the fortunes of Jacob's tents

67

Exo. 39:1 - 40:38

High Priest's clothes - Tabernacle complete

Isaiah 33:20 - 34:8, 1 Kings 7:13

The Lord is our King. He will save us. He is angry at the nations

68

Elul

Lev. 1:1 - 2:16

New Year for Tithes - Offering rules

Isa 43:21, Jer. 21:19, Micah 6:9 - 7:8

My people proclaim My praise. I will ruin you for your sins

69

Lev. 3:1-17

Peace offerings - don't eat blood or fat

Ezekiel 44:11, Ezekiel 20:41

Sinful priests my serve in the Temple. I will show Myself Holy

70

Lev. 4:1-35

Unintentional sin regulations

Ezekiel 18:4-17

Souls belong to God. Each will die for his own sin

71

Lev. 5:1-26

Uncleaness and trespass offering

Zechariah 5:1 - 7:14

If we obey we will build the Temple. Fast of the 5th + 7th month

72

Lev. 6:1-11

Yom Teruah - Restitution, burnt offering

Jeremiah 7:12-34

Cakes for the queen of heaven

Tishrei

Lev. 6:12 - 7:38

Yom HaKippurim - sin and peace offering

Malachi 3:9

You are under a curse for robbing Me

 

73

Lev. 8:1-36

Hag HaSuccoth - Ordination of Aaaron

Ezekiel 43:27

From the eighth day on present burnt and fellowship offerings

74

Lev. 9:1 - 11:47

Hag HaSuccoth - strange fire, kosher

1 Kings 8:54-61

Solomon blesses the people and praises the Lord

75

Lev. 12:1 - 13:28

Birthing purity - leprosy

Isaiah 66:7; II Kings 4:42 -5:19

Without labor she gives birth, without pain she delivers a son

76

Heshvan

Lev. 13:29-59

Evidence of leprosy on man or cloth

2 Kings 5

Naaman goes to Elisha for leprosy cure

77

Lev. 14:1-57

Cleansing procedure for leprosy

2 Kings 7:8

Leperous men carry away gold, silver, and clothes

78

Lev. 15:1-32

Uncleaness and the mikvah

Ezekiel 43:18-27

Priests of Zadok offer burnt offering and purify the Temple

79

Lev. 16:1-34

Procedure for Yom HaKippurim service

Ezekiel 44:1

Sanctuary's outer gate facing east was shut

80

Kislev

Lev. 17:1-16

Sacrifice only at Tabernacle - don't eat blood

Isaiah 66:1

Heaven is My throne. Where is the house you will build Me?

81

Lev. 18:1-30

Sex and marriage partners

Ezekiel 22:1

Judge this city of bloodshed.

82

Lev. 19:1 - 20:27

How to be Holy - sex sins

Amos 9:7

Israelites are the same as Cushites

83

Lev. 21:1-24

Chanukah - Priestly purity

Ezekiel 44:25

A priest must not go near the dead to become defiled

 

84

Tevet

Lev. 22:1 - 23:44

Gift and offering rules - festival requirements

Isaiah 56:7

Joy in My house of prayer

85

Lev. 24:1-23

Menorah, showbread, and blasphemy

Hosea 14:7; Zephaniah 1:12

Ephraim will flourish like grain. I will punish the complacent

86

Lev. 25:1-38

Sabbatical year and Jubilee regulations

Eze.34:1-31, Jer.36:6; 32:6-27

Woe to the shepherds of Israel. Jeremiah buy a field.

87

Lev. 25:39 - 26:2

Redemption of slaves

Isaiah 24:2

Priest/people, Master/servant, seller/buyer all will be waste

88

Shevat

Lev. 26:3 - 27:34

Blessings, curses, and consecrated things

Jeremiah 16:19, Ezekiel 12:20

I will bring an end to sounds of joy. Of bride and bridegroom

Num. 1:1 - 2:13

Census

Hosea 1:2-11

Hosea marries Gomer has Jezreel, Lo-Ruhamah, Lo-Ammi

89

Num. 2:14 - 3:13

Tu B'Shevat - Camp Num./positions

Isaiah 8:18

We are signs and symbols in Israel

90

Num. 3:14 - 4:16

Levitical census and Kohath

Isaiah 43:9

All the nations gather together. Who foretold this.

91

Adar

Num. 4:17-20

Life for Kohathites

1 Samuel 6:21

The Phillistines have returned the Ark of the Lord

92

Num. 4:21 - 5:10

Levitical census - outside the camp rules

Judges 13:2-25

Manoah's wife receives an angel given son - Samson

93

Num. 5:11-31

Purim - Jealousy procedure

Hosea 4:1-19

My people are destryed from lack of knowledge

94

Num. 6:1-21

Nazirite vow

Judges 13:2

Danite named Manoah has a sterile wife (Samson)

95

Year 3

Torah

Event

Haftorah

Topic

Psalm

Nisan

Num. 6:22 - 7:89

Aaronic benediction - Tribal offerings

not extant (1 Kings 8:54)

Solomon finishes his prayers and arises

100

Num. 8:1 - 9:21

Festival New Year - Tabernacle is set up.

Zechariah 4:14

These are the two annointed to serve the Lord

101

Num. 9:22 - 10:36

Pesach - Tabernacle march begins

not extant

102

Num. 11:1-35

Manna

not extant

103

Iyar

Num. 12:1-16

Miriam the leper

not extant

104

Num. 13:1-33

12 spies spy out the land

Joshua 2:1, Judges 18:7

Joshua sends two spies

105

Num. 14:1-45

People forbidden to enter the land of Israel

2 Chronicles 36:5-23

Jehoiakin taken to Babylon. Zedekiah rebells

106

Num. 15:1-41

Offerings after you enter the land

Jeremiah 17:19-27 -

Don't carry a load on the Sabbath. Keep the Sabbath holy.

107

Num. 16:1 - 17:15

Korah's rebellion - Aaron's budding rod

1 Samuel 11

Saul delivers Jabesh-Gilead from the Ammonites

Sivan

Num. 17:16 - 18:24

Shavuot - Levites sanctified

Ezekiel 44:15

Descendants of Zadok are to come near to minister to Me

108

Num. 18:25 - 20:13

Red Heifer - water from the twice smitten rock

Ezekiel 44:29

The priests will eat the offerings and the devoted things

109

Num. 20:14 - 22:1

Edom denies passage - defeat of Arad, sihon, Og

Judges 11:1-40

Jephthah defeats the Ammonites. Daughter is a burnt offering

110

Num. 22:2 - 23:1

Moab hires Balaam

Micah 5:6

Israel will rule the land of Assyyia with the sword.

111

Tammuz

Num. 23:2 - 25:09

Balaak pays Balaam to curse Israel

not extant

112

Num. 25:10 - 26:51

Tammuz 17th - covenant w/Phineas - census

Malachi 2:5

A covenant of life and peace

113

Num. 26:52 - 27:23

Division of the land - appointment of Joshua

Joshua 17:4

Joshua gives daughters an inheritance

114

Num. 28:1 - 29:39

Appointed times offerings

Ezekiel 45:12

Shekel = 20 gerahs. 20 + 25 + 15 shekels = mina

115

Av

Num. 30:1 - 31:54

Vows - war against Midianites

Jeremiah 4:2

The nations will be blessed by Him and in Him they will glory

116

Num. 32:1-42

Tisha B'Av - Gad/Reuben land east of Jordan

Jeremiah 2

God brings charge of idolatry against Israel

117

Num. 33:1-56

Stages in the journeys of Israel

Jeremiah 2:4-21, 4:1-2

God brings charge of idolatry against Israel

118

Num. 34:1 - 35:8

Borders and allotment of the land

Ezekiel 45:1, Joshua 21:41

The land's sacred district. The Levites had 48 towns

119

Num. 35:9 - 36:13

Cities of refuge - Inheritance for daughters

Joshua 20:1

Tell the Israelites to designate the cities of refuge

Elul

Deu. 1:1-45

New Year for Tithes - Moses tells story

Jeremiah 30:4, Amos 2:9

Terror for Israel and Judah. I destroyed the Ammorite "oaks"

120

Deu. 2:1 - 3:22

Journey and conquest of trans-Jordan

Isaiah 1:1-27

My children have rebelled. I will hide my eyes from you.

121

Deu. 3:23-29

Joshua chosen

Jer. 32:16, Isa.40:1-26

Jeremiah gives deed of purchase to Baruch

122

Deu. 4:1-49

Yom Teruah - keep God's statutes

Jos. 20:8, Jer.31:20

123

Tishrei

Deu. 5:1 - 6:3

The ten commandments

not extant

124

Deu. 6:4 - 7:26

Yom HaKippurim - Shema

1 Kings 10:39

Imported Egyptian chariots cost 600 shekels, horse 150

125

Deu. 8:1-20

Hag HaSuccoth - Remember God's deeds

Jeremiah 9:22-24

Bodies like refuse. Wise men should not boast of wisdom

126

Deu. 9:1-29

Hag HaSuccoth - The finger of God

Jer.2:1, 2 Kings 8:30

I remember the devotion of your youth. King Joram recovers

127

Heshvan

Deu. 10:1 - 11:25

Remember and do - blessings and curses

2 Kings 13:23

The Lord was gracious because of His covenant with Abraham

128

Deu. 11:26 - 12:19

You are to pronounce blessings and curses

Isaiah 54:11 - 55:6

Come buy and eat without cost. In righteousness you will be

129

Deu. 12:20 - 15:6

False prophets-kosher food-Tithe

Jeremiah 23:9

Concerning the prophets: My heart is broken

130

Deu. 15:7 - 16:17

7th year rules - Pilgrimage feasts

Isaiah 61:1-2

Freedom for the captives, sight for the blind...

131

Kislev

Deu. 16:18 - 17:13

Judges

1 Samuel 8:1

Samuel appoints his sons, Joel and Abijah, for judges.

132

Deu. 17:14-20

Setting a King - Kingdom of God

1 Samuel 10:24

See the man the Lord has chosen for a King.

133

Deu. 18:1 - 20:9

Levites-False prophets-Refuge-Witnesses

Jeremiah 29:8

Don't let the prophets deceive you

134

Deu. 20:10 - 21:9

Chanukah - War-murder - gathering

Joshua 24:1

Joshua assembles the tribes and summons the eldres

135

Tevet

Deu. 21:10 - 22:5

Honeymoon time - inheritance - rebellious son

Isaiah 54:1-10

You will forget the shame of your youth. I will bring back my wife

136

Deu. 22:6 - 24:3

Marriage groups-sex sins-interest,vows

Isaiah 31:5

The Lord will shield Jerusalem and deliver it.

137

Deu. 24:4 - 25:18

Collateral-Justice-Levitite marriage

not extant

138

Deu. 26:1 - 29:8

First fruits - Ebal/Gerazim - The Covenant

Isaiah 60:1-22

Your light has come. Kings will serve you. No more violence.

139

Shevat

Deu. 29:9 - 30:20

The covenant, God's people

Isaiah 55:6-58, Micah 7:18-20

My people will be exiled for lack of understanding

140

Deu. 31:1-13

law given to levites

Jer.12:15; Isaiah 61:10 - 63:9

After I uproot them, I will have compassion

141

Deu. 31:14-30

Tu B'Shevat - Joshua commisioned

Judges 2:7

The people served the Lord throughout Joshua's lifetime.

142

Deu. 32:1-52

The song of God - Moses to die

Ezekiel 17:22

I will take a shoot from the top of a cedar and plant it.

143

Adar

Deu. 33:1-29

Moses blesses the 12 tribes

Joshua 1:1-18

I will give you the land. No one will stand against you

144

Deu. 34:1-12

Death of Moses

not extant

145

Shekalim

Exo. 30:11-16

The covenant tablets given again

2 Kings 12:1-17

Hazael, king of Aram attacks Gath and Jerusalem

146

Zakhor

Deu. 25:17-19

Purim - Remember Amalek - Blot out Amalek

1 Samuel 15:2-34

Saul punishes the Amalekites but spares Agag

147

Parah

Num. 19:1-22

The red heifer

Ezekiel 36:16-38

Israelites profaned God's name. God will make it holy.

148

HaHodesh

Exo. 12:1-20

The Ten Commandments

Ezekiel 45:16 - 46:18

Millenial festival worship in the giant Temple

149, 150

 

 

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