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An online hub for learning and studying the weekly Bible portions from the Torah

 

Torah PORTIONS seeks to encourage Christians to become familiar with the five books of Moses. On these pages you can follow, read and hear the weekly portions from the Torah. We have created the structure of PORTIONS as a hub for teachers and students to link up, share with one another, and to focus on the weekly Torah portion.

 

Parasha: Ki Tavo

God's First Fruits

The Jewish people are only the first fruits of a much greater harvest—the salvation of all the nations.

Clement the disciple of Peter spoke of the Jewish people as God's first fruits. Just as the farmer presented the first fruit of his harvest to the LORD, the Jewish people are the first fruit from among the nations.

In the days of the Temple, the farmers in Israel were obligated to donate an annual tithe to Levites, then take a second tithe for festival expenses and to share with the poor. In addition to the tithes, the farmers of Israel were to offer the first fruits of their produce.

You shall take some of the first o...

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