Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,
Ras Tafari Renaissance writes to give perspective to the Hebraic celebration or festival of Shab(v)uot. This celebration is also known as the “festival of Weeks“: or could be also called the “First Fruits.” Here RRR, writes to give some insight, and perspective on the High Holy day mainly because, it is what would be apart of the Shalosh Regalim–שלוש רגלים– (Three Pilgrimage Festivals) [ie…including Passover, & Sukkot, which would complete the Pilgrimage festival cycle]), which is known well throughout modern Judaism traditionalism. But, while giving Biblical restoration tidbits of information for the education of those who may or may not have any recollection in the mind of what Shabuout is as a representative of….Also, in how the original Christian church, which is Hebraic in original ties into the Ethiopic Tewahido-Orthodox’s, celebration of Pentecost.
[giving honorific mention also to those Eastern-Orthodox churches as well as any Christian church that still holds the rituals and rites for this commemoration]
Shabuot, is a celebration that memorializes the giving of the Biblical Law, (commonly now known as, the Torah-in modern Judaism) to the children of Israel, in entirety, as a nation on Mount Sinai, after the Exodus from the land of Egypt.
The Torah, (Biblical) mandates the seven-week Counting of the Omer, beginning on the second day of Passover [Nisan/Abib 2], to be immediately followed by Shab(v)uot. This counting of days and weeks is understood to express anticipation and desire for the giving of the Torah.
The Hebraic or commonly known as “Jewish,” holiday occurs on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Siw(v)an-סִיוָן. (usually in late May or early June).
Shabuot, is also known to be a festival of harvest, or reaping festival. It is another version that can be assessed as a reaping of souls as well. In the Christians’ celebration of Pentecost, the teachings come from the coming down of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples after Christ crucifixion and resurrection.
To assure the devotion of the twelve along with other present with them in the time of trials, God sent his Spirit upon in the midst of his people to assure them that no matter the consequences in the world; he would be with them always….
Readings (for more education on the subject matter):
Exodus 23: 16
Exodus 34: 21, 22
Leviticus 23: 10, 22
Deuteronomy 24: 19
From an Ethiopian perspective, which more than likely had a heavy influence on the Hellenistic Jewry, (ie…Judeo-Christian [origin] root) gives per insight on the teachings of Pentecost in relation to the Hebraic celebration/memorialization of Shabuot.
Also in the Ethiopic tradition the festival of Pentcost (Shabuot), is recognized by calculation of the priests, and laymen. The Feast of Pentecost, always begins on Sunday(Ihud[እሁድ]-Senbete Krystiyan[ሰንበቴ ክርስቲያን])፣ and cannot come before the 15th of the Ethiopian month of G’nbot; also cannot be after the 19th of Ethiopic month of Sänäï.
Reading (for education):
Acts 2: 1
Acts 20: 16
I Corinthians 16: 8
“FESTIVAL OF WEEKS“