Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellasie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,
I welcome you all to one of the many interpretations of the Scriptures from the light of Ras Tafari by, I, Lidj Yefdi (pronounced Lij, Yef-dee).
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 in a Jewish/Hebrew cycle of readings, & thoroughly discern, nonetheless studied the Torah portion of Shemini-שְּׁמִינִי , for this week. This week, in this mode of study for those out in the diaspora, along with those living in Jerusalem or Israel have come to read in the order of the Hebraic studies the exact same parsha(portion). From the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in the year 5773 this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 25th & 26th of the month of Nisan- נִיסָן . (The Hebrew Calendar corresponds to a Lunar cycle of the Moon) but, from an Ethiopic-Christian perspective and calculation these readings from the Scriptures would align to what is known as Besimintegñawim Qen- በስምንተኛውም ቀን , the 27th & 28th day on ወርኀ(month)- መጋቢት(Megabeet). The Ethiopic calendar, which is solar (with its correspondence to the Sun) alings to 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).
Leviticus 9:1- 11:47
II Samuel 6:1- 7:17
Now, for in summation of the study we have in front of us; In this portion of the study of the Scriptures, after the inauguration/anoiting of the Kohani’im (Priesthood), Moses now instructs Aaron to prepare a sin offering of a young bullock , as well as, a burnt offering of a ram and the children of Israel, were instructed to bring a sin offering of one kid from the goats, and a their burnt offering was to be one calf and one lamb, both of the first year, without blemishes. Another bullock and ram were brought for a peace offering, along with a meat offering mingled with oil before God. [Lev. 9:1-20]
A wave offering was also presented before God, & the people were blessed out of the fire, because of the following of the laws and statutes while serving God in the wilderness. [Lev. 9:21-24]
Aaron’s sons, Nadab & Abihu, were serving and performing the duties of the Priesthood, but offered a “strange fire” before God, which he had commanded them not to do. This action resulted in their judgment, which came by their deaths by being consumed by fire. Aaron, saw the consequences of the negative choices his own sons made by not staying in line with the Sinaitic Covenant& in line with the Order of the Levites; the statutes established between Israel & God upon Mount Sinai. [Lev. 10:1-3]
But, Aaron other sons: Eleazar & Ithamar were grafted into the posts of the Priesthood and taught to conduct themselves in the manners of the ways of God’s covenant. [Lev. 10:6-15]
In this portion of the study of the Scriptures, God also constitutes the laws regarding what has become known as “Kosher” (Kosher accounts to Kashrut–כַּשְׁרוּת )pertaining to what can be consumed as food or dietary (from a Ras Tafarian’s ideology dietary=”Livity”) for the children of Israel. [Lev. 11]
[SIDENOTES]-fun facts for further research
This week’s Torah portion(study) is called Shemini- שְּׁמִינִי
H.I.M. Haile Sellassie I, made a way for REPATRIATION for those forcibly removed from their origins, and the land was named Shashamane- ሻሸመኔ
SHASHAMANE IS TO RASTAFARIANS _AS_ MECCA IS TO MUSLIMS(MOSLEMS)
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