Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie 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 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 17th–יז , & the 18th–יח , 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).
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]