Parsha Terumah

Torah: Exodus 25:1-27:19
Haftarah: 1 Kings 5:26-6:13
Brit Chadashah: 2 Corinthians 9:1-15
Matthew 5:33-37

Apologies for the delay this week – it has been ridiculously busy and I just haven’t managed to stop and look properly at this study, so this will be very brief.

For more details, there are several different good commentaries on the Torah portions – Hebrew for Christians, Ardelle Brody (send an email to ardellebrody at gmail dot com requesting her weekly commentaries by email), The Rabbi’s Son and the Messianic Trust who are based in Exeter are all good places to start. Good secular sources include Wikipedia which is often surprisingly good, and then (non-Messianic) Jewish sites that are helpful include My Jewish Learning. They all have different ways of looking at the Parsha which is good as you will see lots of different angles.

Terumah means ‘gift’ or ‘offering’, and the portion deals with the bringing of contributions by the Israelites for the building of the Tabernacle in the desert, the ‘Mishkan’, which is built to exacting specifications – all of which can be shown to symbolically represent aspects of Christ, the Gospel story and the plan of salvation.

Recommended books on this topic include: ‘The Tabernacle: Shadows of the Messiah’ by David M Levy. I have a couple of others as well, but as seems to be the case for most of the books I want to get hold of at the moment, they’re in storage and I can’t even find the details!

Thanks to anyone who is following or reading, and apologies once again for the inconsistency and randomness of postings.

Hopefully there will come a day – in the not too distant future – where we’re settled and stable and I don’t have to just muddle through as best I can in the mess. But for now, please bear with me. 🙂


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