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50th Parsha Study: Ras Tafari Renaissance Revelations

Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,

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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 a willing mind and heart(ready to learn), 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.

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, more than likely have come to the Torah portion of Ki-Tab(v)o-כִּי-תָבוֹא .  On the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in this year 5773, this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 17thיז , & the 18thיח , day of the Hebrew month of the month of Elūl-אֱלוּל , for this week, in this mode of study; for those out in the diaspora or outside of Jerusalem/Israel.  (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 also known as Begebah’m Ğeezěy-በገባህም ጊዜ, also on the 17th-፲፯, & on the 18th-፲፰, of the month of (ነሐሴ)Nehäsey.  The Ethiopic calendar is solar (with its correspondence to the Sun) aligns 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).

Readings:

Deuteronomy 26:1- 29:9

Isaiah 60: 1-22

Ephesians 1: 3-6

Revelations 21: 10-27

This study portion of the Scriptures, deals with the children of Israel, in what order they should follow upon entering into the Land, which God had promised their foreparents.  THIS SABBATH STUDY PORTION, LAYS OUT EXACTLY HOW THE HEBREW PEOPLE WOULD BE BLESSED; ALBEIT, THEY KEPT & TOOK HEED OF THE ALL THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD, OR CURSED, IF THEY WERE TO TURN AWAY FROM WHAT THEY WERE TAUGHT BY MOSES.

So, the children of Israel were to present the firstfruits of the land to the priests, and the priests were to present these firstfruits upon the altar; giving thanks & praise to God, because while in bondage/servitude the children of Israel, sewed seeds but did not reap the benefits of their labor.  In the Land of Promise, the children of Israel were at the liberty to sew their seeds with gladness and joy, keeping to the ways they were taught.

[Deut. 26: 1-11]

first fruits

Now, when it came to tithes, the children of Israel in the third year, were to give a tenth appropriated to the Levitical-Priesthood, the strangers/guests/foreigners(interpreted from the Ancient Languages of the Scriptures) which would be living among them, the fatherless(or the orphaned), & the widowed.  This kind of tithing would be a testament to the children of Israel being the chosen, peculiar people(vrs.19) upon the face of the Earth, that within their gates which God had provided/promised to them, they would most certainly seek to feed, clothe & shelter.

[Deut. 26: 12-19]

ki tabo-parsha (tithes) Malachi

Moses, and the elders of the Twelve Tribes of Israel , then charged the Hebrew people to keep all of the commandments, laws and statutes; and upon crossing over the river Jordan into the Land of Promise, on Mount Ebal, the children of Israel were build an altar with whole stones to God-writing the Law(Torah) on these great stones.  This mountain was to be a mountain where peace offerings were to be made to God.

[Deut. 27: 1-8]

Now, with this ordination, there then came the two mountains.  Moses & the Levites spoke to the Hebrew people, explaining that upon this works, the children of Israel should take heed to themselves, for they were to become the people of God, if they would harken to his laws.

Moses then said, these shall stand upon Mount Gerizim to bless the people, Simeon, Levi , Judah, Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin: (verse 12) And these shall stand upon Mount Ebal to curse the people, Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali. (verse 13)

From there, the Levites, then laid out the a proclamation of the curses, for those who would turn away from the law.

[Deut. 27: 9-26]

On L, Mt.Gerizim (Blessing) and on R, Mt.Ebal (Curse) - Nablus Panorama in Israel.

On L, Mt.Gerizim (Blessing) and on R, Mt.Ebal (Curse) – Nablus Panorama in Israel.

Then, the Blessings for obedience to the laws, statutes, and commandments were spoken to the children of Israel.

[Deut. 28: 1-14]

But also, the Cursing for the disobedience of the laws of God, would befall the Hebrew people & would become identifying factors of the Hebrews’ stiffnecked ways toward God’s laws.

[Deut. 28: 15-68]

"...And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword among all nations wither the LORD shall lead thee..." [Deut. 28: 37]

“…And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword among all nations wither the LORD shall lead thee…” [Deut. 28: 37]

Moses, then charged the people once more, to keep the commandments; to observe & do them diligently.  For it was known to all of them the wonders which God had done for them; from the coming out of Egypt (Exodus) – to the going into the Promised Land.

[Deut. 29: 1-9]

ki tabo-parsha (ships)

image accredited to Spike Lee

image accredited to Spike Lee

John Hawkins' of England, Slaveship "Jesus." (Jesus of Lubeck)  "...And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name {was} Barjesus:..." [Acts 13:6]

John Hawkins’ of England, Slaveship “Jesus.” (Jesus of Lubeck) “…And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name {was} Barjesus:…” [Acts 13:6]  ;  http://www3.gettysburg.edu/~tshannon/hist106web/site5/hawkins.htm

49th Parsha Study: Ras Tafari Renaissance Revelations

Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,

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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 a willing mind and heart(ready to learn), 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.

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, more than likely have come to the Torah portion of Ki-Těitz’ěi-כִּי־תֵצֵא .  On the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in this year 5773, this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 10thי , & the 11thיא , day of the Hebrew month of the month of Elūl-אֱלוּל , for this week, in this mode of study; for those out in the diaspora or outside of Jerusalem/Israel.  (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 also known as Beweah’ Ğeezěy-በወጣህ ጊዜ also for the 10th-፲ , & the 11th-፲፩ , of the month of (ነሐሴ)Nehäsey.  The Ethiopic calendar is solar (with its correspondence to the Sun) aligns 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).

Readings:

Deuteronomy 21:10- 25:19

Isaiah 54: 1-10

Matthew 5: 27-30

I Corinthians 5: 1-5

In this parsha(study) of the Scriptures, we shall go through topics that cover, laws, statutes & commandments, mostly in the civil & domestic life of the children of Israel.  We’ll begin in the post-warfare ordinances, deal with other governing principles, including inheritance, child rearing, humane civility, farming & host of other issues.

ki-teitzei-parsha

The children of Israel were presented with the orders of God, through Moses, to deal with domestic regulations in the ways that were suitable and pleasing to God.  The treatment of captives, especially of the women of other nations was one in question, in the ordinances of warfare.

[Deut. 21: 10-17]

israelite_army

Also, in this category of issues, the children of Israel were to administer to wayward son, in ways that would be beneficial to, not only be sustainable to one’s household, but to the nation’s, as well.

[Deut. 21: 18-23]

CHRIST's Parable of the Prodigal Son [Luke 15: 11-32]

CHRIST‘s Parable of the Prodigal Son [Luke 15: 11-32]

The children of Israel, were not to be a wayward people, speaking with “fork-tongues“, living in ungodly ways, but always making way to become righteous by words & deeds.  Thus, the Laws of Brotherhood, not only within the Hebrew community, but other nations, the same would be the norm for any Israelite.

[Deut. 22: 1-8]

When it came to Hebrew farming principles, from the basics to large-scale agriculture practices, the children of Israel were to adhere certain commandments all-in-the-same.  This takes in account, the treatment of the animals within their possession, also.

[Deut. 22: 9-12]

"...As for me & my house, we shall serve YHWH..." [Josh. 24: 15]

1)”…Speak to the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue:…”[Numb. 15: 38]; 2)…”thou shall make thee fringes upon the four quarters of thy vesture, wherewith thou coverest thyself…”[Deut. 22: 12] {Tz’itz’iyot-צִיצִת or Gadil-גָּדִל}

"...As for me & my house, we shall serve YHWH..." [Josh 24: 15]

“…As for me & my house, we shall serve YHWH…” [Josh 24: 15]

In the upkeep of the laws, statutes, & commandments of God to the children of Israel, upon the sudden death of a Hebrew, who had a wife (but was a childless, widowhad married, but bore no children), & was survived by a brother, the surviving brethren was obliged to uphold specific responsibilities in procuring the lineage of his deceased brother.  This law was one of intricacy, among others dealing with the Innocent Wife, being provided with protection within Israel.

[Deut. 22: 13-19]

Im My Brothers Keeper

In the arrangements for dealing with divers regulatory issues among the children of Israel, the Hebrews were to adhere to God’s principles in dealing with peoples of other nations, entreating their camp, holy places and such, but also, not succumbing to being a oppressors or whores & whoremongers, (ie. sexual offenders, rapists, etc.), or extortionists.

[Deut. 23: 1-25]

*Note to Study-in-Depth: Ammon & Moab-10th Generation*

{DEUTERONOMY TWENTY THREE: VERSE THREE/ Deut. 23: 3}

: Edom(aka Esau) & Egypt, ABHOR NOT!

{DEUTERONOMY TWENTY THREE: VERSE SEVEN/ Deut. 23: 7}

My-Word-is-Bond

The children of Israel, also had learned from Moses, by way of the God of Israel(El-elohe Israel_אל אלהי ישראל), the manners, in & of, the laws for divorce or separation in marital affairs.

[Deut. 24: 1-4]

…& more detailed, laws, statutes & commandments, were placed in the midst of the children of Israel, for them to heed to in the divers regulations.  But, with all of these regulations, and adherence to God’s laws, the Hebrews were not to forget about the Amalekites; as eternal enemies.

(Exod. 17: 16_For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn [that] the LORD [will have] war with Amalek from generation to generation.)

[Deut. 24: 5- 25:19]

RASpect To Those Who Respect JAH’s RULE & WISDOM

Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,

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I, Lidj Yefdi (pronounced Lij, Yef-dee), welcome you all to yet another post here at Ras Tafari Renaissance. I also thank everyone who has supported the efforts put forth here.  I, Lidj Yefdi, on behalf of Ras Tafari Renaissance, offer the utmost gratitude.

On this post Ras Tafari Renaissance Revelations-RRR would like to acknowledge and show our appreciation for one’s individual unprecedented diligence, determination, dedication(more Ras Tafari enlightened= “livication” [live-i-cation]) in identifying, locating, collecting and preserving vast amounts of memorabilia pertaining to Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Imperial Monarchy, Emperor Haile Sellassie I, Reggae music, Ras Tafari Livity, Jamaica, Africa & the Holy Herb: from  relatively common place, to the items that more than likely could’ve been utilized in the Imperial Palaces, themselves; also items of significance coined, by that, of Reggae music.

We here at Ras Tafari Renaissance Revelations send our thanks, and show our respect to someone who has taken it upon themselves to show to the world that an inheritance such as Imperial Ethiopia, should have, not only have a significant place in OUR hearts (speaking of Ras Tafarians & Ethiopians; in Ethiopia & in the diaspora, in particular & respectively) but, also to others of the world.  For someone like this to freely attempt to preserve artifacts from all of these related categories, and things of similar categories whether for altruistic reasons, the issue remains that the importance of the Solomonic Dynasty & all it has inspired, as well as, those who hold it in an esteemed position have found a friend in this bredrin.  Brothers & sisters , we here at Ras Tafari Renaissance Revelations, officially(I-fficially) thank bredrin Jim Marshall.

RRR commends bredrin Jim Marshall, for keeping alive memories, relics, artifacts, ephemera,  and items of great intrinsic and sentimental value among those who value Ethiopian antiquity.  We also commend his work in collecting & sharing these hard to find collectable items with other collectors.  We also certainly appreciate comments he makes uplifting the history and people of Ethiopia and its diaspora,  especially when his motivation is noted by comments such as; “…At all times, I want to offer the largest possible selection of authentic & vintage items on these subjects…”  Jim Marshall.

The books known as the World of Reggae, featuring Bob Marley(ብርሃነ ሰላሴ-Birhane Selassie) by Roger Steffens,  Stir It Up by and David Cupples, as well as, the new printing by Tsehai Publishing of Haile Sellassie’s Government by Christopher Clapham, also have all recognized the efforts to shine the light on Imperial Ethiopia and related subjects by bredrin Jim Marshall.

He is also to be commended for recently accepting a granting of the honor, rank and dignity of Grand Officer of the Order of the Star of Ethiopiaawarded by His Imperial Highness Prince Ermias Sahle-Sellassie Haile-Sellassie & the Ethiopian Crown Council which he hails as “his GREATEST and MOST HUMBLING honor in his life, by far.”  They gave him this high ranking and venerable Order of Chivalry for what they termed “…for his decades of selfless work on behalf of the Sellassie family, the nation of Ethiopia, & the Solomonic Dynasty…”
bredrin Jim Marshall

bredrin Jim Marshall

Haile Selassie's Government _ by Christopher Clapham

Haile Selassie’s Government _ by Christopher Clapham

Order of the Star of  Ethiopia, awarded to bredrin Jim Marshall, by H.I.H. Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haile Selassie for service in preserving historical items of Imperial Ethiopia.

Order of the Star of Ethiopia, awarded to bredrin Jim Marshall, by H.I.H. Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haile Selassie for service in preserving historical items of Imperial Ethiopia.

Ras Tafari Renaissance Revelations-RRR, presents this post to promote this bredrin’s efforts & also hopefully inspire others, among the Ras Tafari family to also preserve Imperial Ethiopian collectibles (whether it be literature, art, or any other items) , in this manner; like bredrin Jim Marshall and by other means.  Again, we applaud and sincerely thank bredrin Jim Marshall for a work of selfless sacrifice & service to the King of Kings of Ethiopia.

May JAH guide & protect him, all the days of his life!

….some items available that can serve as a snippet of the great variety of items bredrin Jim Marshall always has available…

possible items still available...(please, contact bredrin Jim Marshall, for further information, and details on selective items

possible items still available…(please, contact bredrin Jim Marshall, for further information, and details on selective items

NOTES: from bredrin Jim Marshall

…invites all to enjoy searching for more items to acquire regarding, His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Sellassie I, Ethiopia, Reggae, Ras Tafari, Jamaica, the Holy Herb, or Africa; in his archives.  Books, periodicals, medals, insignia and Orders of Chivalry (such as the one awarded to bredrin Jim Marshall) and more are all available.  Many of the books available are signed by the authors, so inquire about what you see fit, family…

For, more detailed information, the bredrin has provided a link for his notes via facebook here;

for inquiries, on items of bredrin Jim Marshall,

please, make contact using rastafarilives@excite.com

[payment arrangements can be made via Paypal, with the

above mentioned email address.]  Others can contact

through Facebook, (search for rastafarilives@excite.com) {if requesting

friendship, for possible transactions, please make sure that

the reasons are clear, in the friend requests; bredrin Jim

Marshall’s friend list is nearly filled to capacity}.

48th Parsha Study: Ras Tafari Renaissance Revelations

Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,

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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 a willing mind and heart(ready to learn), 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.

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, more than likely have come to the Torah portion of Shoftim-שֹׁפְטִים .   On the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in this year 5773, this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 3rd-ג , & the 4th-ד , day of the Hebrew month of the month of Elul-אֱלוּל , for this week, in this mode of study; for those out in the diaspora or outside of Jerusalem/Israel.  (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 also known as Ferajoch-ፈራጆች also for the 3rd-፫ & the 4th-፬,  of the month of (ነሐሴ)Nehäsey.  The Ethiopic calendar is solar (with its correspondence to the Sun) aligns 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).

Readings:

Deuteronomy 16:18- 21:9

Isaiah 51:12- 52:12

John 1: 19-27

Acts 3: 22-23

For this Sabbath we’ve come to Shoftim-שֹׁפְטִים , (in the Hebrew language, has equivalences to: magistrates[officers] or judges);

(in the Amharic language, the equivalent is plurally: Ferajoch-ፈራጆች; which more than likely could derived from words like: Feraj-ፈራጅ[could be considered as an police officer, or jailer; of the sort, from a modern sense]; also Tefáraj-ተፋራጅ; which could be considered as a judge or magistrate from the modern sense, as well: from the Amharic is equivalent to “one who brings justice.”)

So, this parsha(portion) is at the point where Moses now instructs the children of Israel to set up judges and officers, throughout all of the tribes, whom should utilize just judgments in certain affairs.

[Deut. 16: 18-22]

SanhedrinSession

In all of their gates, no blemished, or defiled thing should be offered as sacrifice/offering to God.  Neither, were the children of Israel to go after any other gods.  They also were instructed to put evil away from among them.

[Deut. 17: 1-13]

A king was also to be appointed over Israel.  One, whom would not give himself utterly to seek after wealth & riches, or many women to wife, so that his heart be turned away from God; his laws, statutes and commandments.  While upon the throne, the king was to write a copy the LAW, set before the priests; wherein he was to read & learn, all the days of his life so that the days of his life be prolonged.  The king was to keep the all the commandments, like anyone else, & not think of himself, as being above any of his brethren, aside from his appointment by God.

[Deut. 17: 14-20]

For thus says the LORD; David shall never lack a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel_[Jer.33: 17]

…For thus says the LORD; David shall never lack a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel…”_[Jer.33: 17]; [I Kings 9:5]: shoutout to natural-rasta.ar for the photo

The tribe of Levi, were to have no inheritance with the children of Israel.  For God, was their portion of the inheritance,  Offerings to God, would partaken on behalf of God, by the priests of the Levites; from among the sacrifices/offerings, would be the “priest’s due.”

[Deut. 18: 1-8]

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Idolatry & the abominations, were not to be found among the children of Israel, for they were to inherit all nations.

[Deut. 18: 9-14]

God also said to Israel, that he would raise up a Prophet from among them.  The words of his mouth would be of him, and they should take heed.  For, at the Horeb, they feared the power, voice and great fire of God, so much that they asked to not see it again, lest they perish.

(see; Deut. 1: 6, Deut. 4: 10, & Deut. 5: 1-21_ God spoke to Israel at Horeb)

(God is a consuming fire: Deut. 4 :24, Heb. 12: 29)

For Israel to know if the Prophet was of God, the testing of his word would come in a criteria that would fit: his spoken words of prophecy coming to pass(or fulfillment; actualization), he would come in the NAME of God, & if they followed along the guidelines of the LAW(Torah).

(could also be seen as the coming of the MesHIHa/Messiah)

[Deut. 18: 15-22]

The cities of refuge from within the gates of Israel’s inheritance were to also be set up.  Especially, in the plight of the case of the slayer.  When God was to cut out the wicked nations these cities were to set, to ensure that just judgment were rendered.

[Deut. 19: 1-21]

East of Jordan-Cities of Refuge (Golan-Ramoth-Bezer0

The Law regarding Warfare, was for the children of Israel to fear not, even if their enemies were greater in number or strength; for God would be with them.  The priests were to encourage them, & men who set up houses, or married rather recently not having consecrated their homes or wives, should return or in the extreme, not go off to warfare, for their seeds were to be procured.(as spoken by the officers of Israel)  Israel was to show peace to those who would show themselves peaceful, & go to war against those who would make war with them.  But, they were to utterly destroy the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites and the Jebusites, as God commanded them.

[Deut. 20]

An Inquest or judiciary inquiry, in the case of death, of unknown/unaccounted corpse, for one slain in the field; would become the responsibility of the Priesthood to minister for the children of Israel, for they were chosen by God to work in service of Israel.

[Deut. 21:1-9]

47th Parsha Study: Ras Tafari Revelations

Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,

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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 a willing mind and heart(ready to learn), 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.

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, more than likely have come to the Torah portion of Re’eh-רְאֵהOn the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in this year 5773, this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 26th-כו , & the 27th-כז , day of the Hebrew month of Ab(v)-אב , for this week, in this mode of study; for those out in the diaspora or outside of Jerusalem/Israel.  (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 also known as Ineho-እነሆ also for the 26th-፳፮, & the 27th-፳፯, days of the ወርኀ(month) of ሐምሌ(Hámlæ).  The Ethiopic calendar is solar (with its correspondence to the Sun) aligns 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).

Readings:

Deuteronomy 11:26- 16:17

Isaiah 54:11- 55:5

John 7: 37-52

I John 4: 1-6

In this study portion of the Scriptures, we’ve come Re’eh(רְאֵה), which in the Hebrew language means “to see.”  In the Amharic language, the word used as an equivalent for the name of this parsha is more properly…would be; Ra’iy-ራእይ.  Theses words in the ancient tongues divulge the meanings: “to see,” “have a vision,” “behold,” or “make sight of.”

Stephen Marley's grammy award winning album "Revelation": The Root of Life Pt.1 dons the Ethiopian-Amharic word for Revelation= Ra'eey - ራእይ

Stephen Marley‘s grammy award winning album “Revelation“: The Root of Life Pt.1 dons the Ethiopian-Amharic word for Revelation= Ra’iy – ራእይ

Stephen Marley_ son of Bob Marley; award winning musician; son & father; Livicated Ras Tafari.  We at RRR, hail up, & pray JAH keep his outstretched arm upon this bredrin & his family!

Stephen Marley_ son of Bob Marley; award winning musician; son & father; Livicated Ras Tafari. We at RRR, hail up, & pray JAH keep his outstretched arm upon this bredrin & his family!

This portion of our reading, in the Book of Deuteronomy, begins on verse 26, where Moses is continuing to instruct the children of Israel, in the ways of God’s statutes, laws, and commandments; especially for the entry into the Land of Promise.  Causing these instructions to become known among all Israel, whereas it would be well with them.  God told Moses, to teach the children of Israel these lessons, for Moses explained that God had set a Blessing & a Curse before them.  Following the ways of God would render blessings upon them, and turning away would bring curse upon them.  The children of Israel, were clearly free to choose.

[Deut. 11: 26-32]

blessing or curse

The conditions of the blessing in the land, for the children of Israel were also given by Moses, from God.  The children of Israel were to observe, and do the will of God for it would determine the prosperity of their dwelling in the land.  The laws, statutes, and commandments were laid out so the children of Israel, so they would teach them to their children for God’s laws and covenant with Israel with be an everlasting covenant, given they take heed of themselves.

[Deut. 12]

Now, knowing that they were given the chance to choose, the children of Israel, were to also recognize that it would be necessary to know wherein they were to discern between choices.  The children of Israel were warned to be wary of prophets or dreamers of dreams that would arise among them, and to take precaution that their signs and their wonders, would not lead them away from the ways of God’s commandments.

[Deut. 13]

wolves-in-sheep-clothing(false-prophets)

Then, the ordination for what would become known as Kashrut-כַּשְׁרוּת , or Kosher-כָּשֵׁר , among the Jewish people of today’s society.  But from its roots in the Hebrew language , it is the laws of God, to the Hebrew people, showing what would be “fit” for consumption; concerning food.  [Deut. 14]

Kosher

Now, in dealing with servants: those of the inheritance and those of foreign origin, there was of course, a protocol for the children of Israel, as well.  The Hebrew servant was to be absolved from his Hebrew creditor, in the “Sabbath year” or the 7th year.  But, it would be up to the Hebrew creditor to absolve a debt from a foreigner or one not of the origin of the Hebrew people.  God sought that none should be poor among Israel, so in this act, the children of Israel would contribute to their own prosperity in another form.

[Deut. 15]

“…for the LORD thy God blessed thee, as he promised thee: and thou shalt lend to many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou shalt reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over thee…”[Deut. 15: v6]

The children of Israel received what is known now, as the significance of the Shalosh Regaliim, or the three Feasts of YHWH. [for ref. check Scriptures: Deut. 16: 16, & Exod. 23: 17.]

Shalosh Regalim- Three Pilgrimage Festivals; in which an emphasis on men of the Hebrew lineage were to make for the God of Israel.

Shalosh RegalimThree Pilgrimage Festivals; in which an emphasis on men of the Hebrew lineage were to make for the God of Israel. [Deut. 16: 16/ Exo. 23: 17]

*NOTES*

1) Ras Tafari Renaissance Revelations intends to gradually intensify its use of the Ethiopian-Amharic language.  (upon ADDIS AMET- 2006/7506[E.C.]/ 5774[J.C.])

2) Over-standing the importance of Kashrut-Kosher practices, is essential in the development of the Judeo-Christian perspective.

(but remember that the original meaning for Kashrut or Kosher, has a root, & the overall instruction for the application of Torah-based Kashrut-Kosher practices is part of growth in the Hebrew, and also Christian faith.)