This week's study is called Miketz or Mikeitz (ืžึดืงึตึผืฅโ€ฌ โ€” Hebrew for "at the end," the second word, and first distinctive word of the parashah), is the tenth weekly Torah portion ( ืคึธึผืจึธืฉึธืื”โ€ฌ, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading. The Scriptures for this week's study are:

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TORAH: Genesis 41:1-44:17
PROPHETS: Zechariah 2:10-4:7
NEW TESTAMENT: John 6:1-71, 10:22-39 & Luke 4:16-31

Some really good commentary on this week's scripture can be found at:
http://yourlivingwaters.com/Genesis/Miketz-Commentary-2008.pdf
http://yourlivingwaters.com/Genesis/Miketz-Commentary-2009.pdf


Torah Portion

Genesis 41:1-44:17

Lots for one to consider... I have never noticed how much the History ย of Joseph's life parallels the life of Jesus.


Haftorah (Prophets) Portion

Zechariah 2:10-4:7


Brit Hadasha (New Testament) Portion

Luke 4:16-31

It's so sad when we see the picture that the text is painting in this passage. One would think after all of the miracles that Yeshua performed, they would at least test what he said. There is prophecy that is tied to this situation and I wonder how/when He returns for those who still haven't received him.

Acts 7:11-12

Reading this passage in context to the Torah Portion and knowing about (some) of the extra context surrounding the Torah portion found in the book of Jasher, It's so interesting to see and how well they know and how heavily the writers of the New Testament were influenced by Torah. It's like they still felt connected to the event like it was recent. Even though (at the time), it to be at least a couple hundred years since the famine that the writer is referencing in the passage.

1 Corinthians 2:1-5