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About Parashah

The Ancient Lectionary

Parashah

There is an ancient approach to God’s foundational Word to His people that has been largely unknown to the Church for almost two thousand years. This is a “parashah” approach because it divides up the Pentateuch, or Torah, into 54 portions, or sections. Parashah means “portion” (parishiot is plural) and each portion is further subdivided into other mini-portions dividing the Scriptures into bite-sized portions for daily study and spiritual nourishment. The Torah, or Pentateuch, contains the first five foundational books of the Bible.