Shemini

This week’s Bible study is called Sh’mini | שמיני | “Eighth “

Shemini is the twenty-sixth reading from the “Bible in a year” and third reading from the book of Leviticus. The word shemini (שמיני) means “eighth,” and it comes from the first words of Exodus 9:1, which says, “Now it came about on the eighth day that Moses called Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel” (Leviticus 9:1). The text goes on to describe the events of the eight day after setting up the Tabernacle, a phenomenal worship service followed by a tragic incident. The reading concludes with the biblical dietary laws regarding animals fit for consumption and prohibitions regarding those that are unfit.

Listen to all the Bible portions below or click the link to read them at biblegateway.com in your favorite translation:

In Ezekiel 36 we see the idolatry of Israel and the prophecy of returning to the promised land. The northern house of Israel is prophesied that they would come back home during the appointed times (the feasts of the LORD).

In Mark 9 we see the proclamation that Jesus would raise from the dead as well as seeing the image of His glory in the transfiguration right before the fulfillment of the spring feasts of the LORD:

Passover Week

 

Penteteuch Outline

  • Leviticus 9:1 | Aaron’s Priesthood Inaugurated
  • Leviticus 10:1 | Nadab and Abihu
  • Leviticus 11:1 | Clean and Unclean Foods
  • Leviticus 11:24 | Unclean Animals

Writings Outline

  • 2 Samuel 6:1 | David Brings the Ark to Jerusalem
  • 2 Samuel 7:1 | God’s Covenant with David

Prophets Outline

  • Ezekiel 36:1-38 | Comfort to the Land of Israel

Gospels Outline

  • Mark 9:1-13| The transfiguration during the Feast of Sukkot (tabernacles)
  • John 7:37-8:20| Jesus celebrating the Feast of Sukkot (tabernacles)

Letters Outline

  • Acts 18:18-28| Paul takes the Nazarite vow and keeps the feast of Tabernacles at all cost
  • 1 Corinthians 11| Paul charges us to be in agreement with what we do and teach

Activities for Kids

http://emetministries.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Torah-Time-25-Shemini.pdf

http://www.restorationoftorah.org/images/torahportions/children/SheminiChildren.pdf target

http://www.chabad.org/kids/article_cdo/aid/608104/jewish/Shemini.htm

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