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 Metzora–מְּצֹרָע , 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 5775 this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 4th-ד, & the 5th-ה, of the month of Nisan/Abib-נִיסָן. (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 BeMenT’satu Qen–በመንጻቱ ቀን; on the 26th-፳፮, & the 27th-፳፯, 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 14:1 -15:33
II Kings 7: 3-20
Matthew 8: 1-17
The portion of the study of the Scriptures for this week is Metz’orah- מְּצֹרָע . Metz’orah has a meaning that comes in the English as either “one being diseased,” or “one infected.” In the Ethiopic-Judeo-Christian perspective, this parsha(portion) of the Scriptures is named Bements’atu Q’en-በመንጻቱ ቀን. This study deals with the interaction with what has come to be known as a “Leper.” In this portion of Scripture study, God instructs Moses, on how to deal with those who may be of Israel who might become infected with the disease of leprosy.
[Lev. 14: 1-32]
The instruction was given to Moses for the sake of the children of Israel, but this didn’t exclude the instruction for healing to be exclusive of anyone who sought out an end to the cleansing.
In keeping true to his covenant with Israel, God has continued to show that his knowledge is Supreme and the intent is for the well-being of the children of Israel to be fruitful. God continues to provide abundant information to Moses, to deliver to the community for them to apply to their everyday life.
This making the children of Israel equipped to not only sustain themselves from illness, but even from the last parsha/kifil; Tazria, which dealt with the motherhood, in the childbearing stage of living. Generationally, the children of Israel, were to keep these laws, statutes, and commandments.
[Lev. 15: 1-33]