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 Mishpatim-מִּשְׁפָּטִים. On the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in this year 5774, this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 25th-כה, & the 26th-כו, of the month of Shebet-שְׁבָט, 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 16th-፲፮, & the 17th-፲፯, on the (ወርኀ)month of T’r(ጥር). In the Scriptures, what is also known as Sir’Au(w)t-ሥርዓት. 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).
Exodus 21:1- 24:18
Jeremiah 34: 8-22; chpt. 33:25-26
Matthew 5: 38-42; chpt. 17: 1-11
In the portion of the study of Scriptures, there are a series of laws, put into place for the children of Israel. In these, the laws/ordinances for the Passover(PesaKH- פסח /Fasika–ፋሲካ) are set out, the institution for the Sinaitic Covenant is also put in to place.
Laws and ordinances, on servitude, child rearing, crime, and other aspects, are covered for the children of Israel to follow in. This has been accounted for as the covenant upon Mount Sinai; [ie.,…In addition to the Decalogue(“Ten Commandments“), another series of laws are given to Moses, to give to the children of Israel.]
Also, in continuance of the giving of the laws, statutes and commandments of YHWH were also given more times of observances for the Hebrew people. These observances have become, what is known as the Moed’im-מועדים.
The people of Israel, proclaimed that they would hear obey the commands of YHWH.
In this portion of the Scriptures, important observances for the children of Israel, which have now become known as the Shalosh Regalim-
or three national High Holy Days of Israel, were instituted.