Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellasie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,
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 either the Torah portion of Tazria-תַזְרִיעַ , from a Jewish/Hebrew mode of study for those out in the diaspora, living outside of Jerusalem or Israel. From the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in the 5774 this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 26th-כו, & the 27th-כז, of the month of 13th month, which is a second month of Adar-אֲדָר . (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 known as B’taregiz-ብታረግዝ; on the 19th-፲፱, & the 20th-፳, day of ወርኀ(month) of Megabeet-መጋቢት. The Ethiopic calendar, which 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).
Leviticus 12:1- 13:59
Ezekiel 45:16 – 46:18
II Kings 4:42- 5:19
This week for our studies of the Holy Scriptures, we come to the portion of Tazria(Ki-Tazria)/B’taregiz. Though, it has been recognized and expounded upon, the Bible contains more than religious & spiritual anecdotes, but contains passages that are beneficial for life experiences.
In this portion of the study of the Scriptures, the God of Israel, speaks to Moses in the manner of explanation on childbirth. This portion of Scriptures has a defined word that comes to a literal English meaning of…”when she conceives/when she bears a child.”
In motherhood, there are specific functions of the anatomy of woman that closely correspond with process of healing for the woman, who has just become the mother of a child.
God explains to Moses the order of actions that should take place upon the birth of children among them.(Hebrews/Israelites) Tazria, gives a word-sound(interpretation) on the method of recovery for women, who have given birth to a child.
The Scripture study for this Sabbath lays a foundation for the rest period of a mother who has recently given birth & how things should go about for the retrieval of her strength, physically and mentally; dealing with it from a Hebraic/Israelitish Torah perspective.
[ Lev.; Chpt. 12 (entire chapter) ]
Also, in the Scripture portion study the care for the child(after birth) whether male or female are given to the children of Israel, by way of Moses from YHWH. In this case, the method presented can either be enlightening and show a parallel to “modern world” childbirth…or by the wording, which comes to us in a slew of mistranslation can deter one from looking to the Scriptures to seek some understanding of the universal issues of life. Specifically for the children of Israel, there were commandments, laws and other stipulations that clearly distinguished them from other peoples of the world.
For example, though there would be no rules of God for the young women born of Israel, mainly because anatomically upon the birth in contrast to the birthing of young men; the mother goes through different experiences. So, with that said, there are different recovery stipulations between birthing a girl from a boy. (also, the commandment of Circumcision was addressed ONLY to the Hebrew males children, eight days after birth.
[Lev. 12: 2-3])
God also instructed Moses, to teach the children of Israel, the ritual and cultural practices, along with the sacrifices or offerings that were to be made for the ushering of a newborn into the community of Israel.
[Lev. 13 (entire chapter)]