Ras Tafari Renaissance

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, have come to the Torah portion of W(V)ayigash-וַיִּגַּשׁ, On the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in this year 5774, this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 3rd-ג, & the 4th-ד, of the Hebrew month of Tebet-טֵבֵת, 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, in what may be known as the year 2006/2026/7506, on the Ethiopic calendar.  This calculation, with its readings from the Scriptures, would align to the 27th-፳፯, & the 28th-፳፰, on the (ወርኀ)month of KH’idar-ኅዳር.  In the Scriptures, what is also known as Q’erebe-ቀረበ.  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).


Genesis 44:18- 47:27

Ezekiel 37: 15-28

Ephesians 2: 1-10

From the last portion of study shows Judah, pleading on behalf of his brother, Benjamin, explaining to Joseph, the affinity that Jacob(Israel) had to Benjamin, because of Joseph’s supposed disappearance.  Joseph, cunningly made arrangements of his own to have family in the land of Canaan, to come to Egypt.  For Joseph knew not at first, if his father Jacob(Israel), was alive or not; but upon speaking with his brother & going unnoticed by him, he knew that he was now, of old age.

[Gen. 44:18-34]

wayigash - parsha [joseph-brothers]

But, going on in speech with his brother Judah, Joseph couldn’t hold back his emotion at hearing about the plight of his kindred during the famine.  Joseph, revealing who he really was, wept and embraced his brothers.  Forgiving them, for their past encounters, & revealing to them how their families, flocks and possessions would now find a home in Egypt, for the famine so great.  So Joseph, pleaded with Pharaoh to allow his kindred to relocate.

[Gen. 45:1-17]

Jacob(Israel) Goes Into Egypt
Jacob(Israel) Goes Into Egypt

Jacob(Israel) upon hearing the his son, Joseph, was alive & well, slng with his youngest son, Benjamin.  He rejoiced, but was reluctant to venture into Egypt to dwell.  But, God came to him in a vision and gave him the encouragement to see his son, & that his posterity in the covenant that Israel had with God, from Abraham & Isaac would be preserved.  So, the Hebrews ventured into Egypt by the workings of Joseph, and the blessing of Pharaoh.


wayigash - parsha [hebrewsentryintoegypt]
Hieroglyphic remodeling from Egypt accounts of migrations in flight of famine.

Joseph, gathered his family and his kindred into the land of Goshen, for they had flocks, cattle and he coached them into telling Pharaoh that they were shepherds.

Yosef(Ts'afnat Paa'neachk) & his wife Asenath welcome in the Hebrews
Yosef(Ts’afnat Paa’neachk) & his wife Asenath welcome in the Hebrews

Joseph, managed the house of Pharaoh in Egypt, well for he was a governor & because of the famine many came to buy food from Joseph.  He stored the grains and seeds of the land in plenty, & many came to barter to feed themselves and their families, in exchange for others things.

[Gen. 45:31- 47:27]

Jacob(Israel) reunites with his son Joseph
Jacob(Israel) reunites with his son Joseph

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