Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,
I welcome you all to a new regenartion of cycle Torah readings! This is another 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 opening of the Torah portions with Cḥayei Sarah-חַיֵּי שָׂרָה. On the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in this year 5776, this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 25th – כה , & the 26th – כו, of the month of Cḥeshw(v)an-חֶשְׁוָן, [this Hebraic month is also known as; Mar’Cḥeshw(v)an-מַרְחֶשְׁוָן]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 2008/2028/7508, on the Ethiopic calendar. This calculation, with its readings from the Scriptures, would align to the 26th – ፳፮, & the 27th – ፳፯, of the (ወርኀ)month of T’Qĭmt-ጥቅምት. In the Scriptures, this portion of study would also be known as YeSaram Id’mey-የሣራም ዕድሜ. 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 23: 1- 25:18
I Kings 1: 1-31
Matthew 1: 1-17
I Corinthians 15: 50-57
In this fifth kifil(portion), of our study of Scripture, tell about how Abraham made negotiations to procure a burial place, in the time of the passing of his wife Sarah. Abraham left his origin in Ur of the Chaldees, to sojourn into the land of Canaan.
This portion also tells of the mission, for a wife for the Abraham’s son, Isaac; among his own people. The suggestion was made in urgency by Abraham’s wife Sarah.
[Gen. 24: 1-58]
Rebekah, agrees to take part in the mission’s fulfillment of the servant of Abraham, & she travels to meet, Abraham’s son, Isaac.
Isaac – ይሰሐቅ – יצחק
who could become her husband.
[Gen. 24: 58-67]
Abraham, also took a another wife, who’s name was Keturah, & Keturah bare Abraham children also.