Weekly or Monthly Torah, Haftorah
and B'rit Chadashah 1-4 Year Reading Cycles
for Those Following the Creation Calendar
Beginning Aviv 1 at the Biblical New Year
True believers of the Besorah (Gospel) have always been called the People of the Book, or Bible, and the careful study of it is consistently commanded by both Yahweh and Yah'shua (Jesus).
This compilation of Scriptures is not, however, for the whole Bible, but just for the Torah or first Five Books of Moses (Pentateuch) which is the foundation for the rest of the Bible, but with Haftorah readings from the rest of the Tanakh (Old Testament) and some readings from the B'rit Chadashah Scriptures (New Testament) added too.
Over the centuries Jewish scholars have evolved a carefully thought-out and systematic study pattern, dividing the Torah into 53 parts (to adapt to the Roman calendar), and naming each part after a central character (e.g. Yitro, #17, Jethro), theological theme (e.g. Mishpatim, #18, Judgments) book (e.g. Sh'mot, #13, Exodus), or event. These are known as Torah portions in English. Our own MLT system is a combination of both Ashkenazi (Eastern) and Sephardic (Western) traditions, retaining the portion names for the benefit of Jewish converts coming to this work. To this we have added complementary B'rit Chadashah (New Testament) passages to properly complete and round-off the study.
The table is laid out for a concentrated one year study plan. Many, who want to include or combine other study plans of the rest of the Tanakah (Old Testament) and of the B'rit Chadashah Scriptures (New Testament) prefer a four year plan - to follow the latter, simply use each week's assigned passages for a whole month instead. There is no one way to study the scriptures and we are by no means obliged to follow the traditions of others. Do as the Ruach (Spirit) leads you for your family or congregation. Some even follow a 7 year Torah Portion study cycle!
The table is designed for 13 lunar months that includes a leap year. In an ordinary 12 month year you can simply double up the the last four portions with those of the 12th month. I have also left two weeks free for special Pesach and Sukkot studies.