Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellasie I &; Itege Menen Asfaw,
I welcome you all to one of many of the interpretations of the Scriptures from the light of Ras Tafari by, I, Lidj Yefdi (pronounced Lij, Yef-dee).
Please, excuse me for not covering what is known as the parsha or Torah study portions that preceeded this thirteenth edition? But. I assure you that if you are patient with me, come with an open mind and heart, you will receive more than what you might have asked for in seeking the perspective of a Ras Tafarian’s I-sight (eyesight) into the study of the Scriptures.
Now, with that said, let us go right into this…
So,with this Hebrew Shabbot(or Sabbath day) if those who actually open up their Bibles to read, & thoroughly discern, nonetheless studied either the Torah portion Va’era-וָאֵרָא , from a Jewish/Hebrew mode of study for those out in the diaspora, living outside of Jerusalem or Israel. Others who engage this type of study more than likely read the portion of Bo. From the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in the 5773 this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 7th & 8th day of the month Shevat-שְׁבָט. (the Hebrew Calendar corresponds to a Lunar cycle of the Moon)
From an Ethiopic-Christian perspective and calculation these readings from the Scriptures would align to what is known as TegeleT’hu- ተገለጥሁ. On the Ethiopic calendar, which is solar (with its correspondence to the Sun) this Sabbath (or Senbet-ሰንበት) in the Ethiopian language of Amharic which is currently one of the languages of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church(the other language being Ge’ez-ግእዝ)
Exodus 6:2- 9:35= Torah/Orit(Ethiopic)
Ezekiel 28:25- 29:21= Haftarah/
Romans 9:14-23=Brit CHadasha/Addis K’dan(Ethiopic)
Now, for in summation of the study we have in front of us; Moses is being spoken to from the burning bush that is of the God of the Hebrews (YHWH Elohim) & is commissioned to go to Pharaoh with his brother Aaron to speak the words of God to Pharaoh to set the captives free, which are of Israel in Egypt. Moses questions his role in this command by God to be the Deliverer of the Hebrew people out of Egypt’s slavery, but of course Moses is convinced for a surety by the great power of the God of his patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob.
The lineage that should come up out of Egypt is aligned in the study of the Scriptures for this parsha. The God of the Hebrews shows his power to the whole of Egypt through ten devastating Plagues.(In this study, we’ll first go through seven) In which, Moses and Aaron bring forth by the command of God, with the smiting of the ‘oppresive’ Egyptians with the wonders/miracles of YHWH-the God of the Hebrews.
- Plague of blood (דָם)dam: Exod. 7:14–25
- Plague of frogs (צְּפַרְדֵּעַ):T’safarade’a Exod. 7:25–8:11
- Plague of lice or gnats (כִּנִּים)ciniy’m: Exod. 8:12–15
- Plague of flies or wild animals (עָרוֹב)arob: Exod. 8:20–32
- Plague of pestilence (דֶּבֶר)deibeyr: Exod. 9:1–7
- Plague of boils (שְׁחִין)shaKH’yn: Exod. 9:8–12
- Plague of hail (בָּרָד)barad: Exod. 9:13–35
stay tuned, for more is to come….shalom-שלום