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 Bo- בֹּא “go” 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 Beshallach. From the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in the 5773 this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 14th & 15th day of the month of 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 G’ba-ግባ.
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 10:1- 13:16
Jeremiah 46:13 -48:28
I Corinthians 11:20-34
Now, for in summation of the study we have in front of us; the last three plagues are brought upon Egypt. The Hebrew Israelites are instructed by God to compose their calendar(or keep time) by the phases of the moon, which leads to the creation of the lunar Hebrew calendar. During the plague, a memorial for the Hebrews to keep yearly, is instituted. This memorial would become a statute of those who practice the Hebrew faith as the keep of the Sabbath, but in an annual sense.
“FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD”
Ethiopian Passover is known as: Fasika(ፋሲካ)
[more to come on Fasika-the Hebraic celebration that found its way into Christianity]
Locusts- Exodus 10:1-20
Darkness- Exodus 10: 21-29
Firstborn- Exodus 11:1-10, 12:29-32
“And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it”.(passover seder meal)
“And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.”