Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,
I welcome you all to a new regeneration 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) if those who actually open up their Bibles to read in a Jewish/Hebrew cycle of readings, & thoroughly discern, have come to seek insight) into the study of the Scriptures. So,with this Hebrew Shabbot (or Shabbat) we move into the opening of the Torah portion with BeCḥ’ūkōtáï –בְּחֻקֹּתַי , on the 26th – כו, & on the 27th – כז, from a Jewish/Hebrew mode of study for those out in the diaspora, living outside of Jerusalem or Israel; on of the month of Iyyar (אִייָר) or otherwise known as Ziw(v) – [זיו], from its Shemitic root is an Akkadian name “Ayarru” – , which has a literal meaning in English as “blossom or, to blossom”; Iyar is also referred to as “Zi(w)v –זיו “= from its Hebrew origin means, “to light or glow”] (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 BeSírâutæy – በሥርዓቴ, on the 26th – ፳፮, & the 27th – ፳፯, of the month (ወርኀ) of G’nbot – ግንቦት. 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 26: 3 – 27:34
Jeremiah 16:19 – 17:14
Matthew 21: 33-46
In this literal English meaning, it can be speculated to come to congruency in the phrases of: “in my order/statutes,” or “by my decrees.” In this study portion of the Scriptures, the children of Israel’s, main concern should’ve been the upkeep of YHWH‘s laws and commandments, which clearly spoken by the God of Israel, would yield abundance, peace, and security.
[Lev. 26: 3-13]
Now, in this study portion of the Scriptures, the children of Israel were instructed by Moses, who was given the Law upon Mount Sinai. The children of Israel were to keep the commandments, so prosperity would abide with them. It was assured to the Hebrews that if they were to keep these laws and statutes, then they would yield abundance, peace, and security from God.
Of this covenant, upon Sinai, Israel should’ve received rain in due season, and land that would produce plentifully. They would reap the benefits of a peaceful harmonious land and none would intimidate them from outside. Wild beasts would be driven out of the land, along with those who could possibly threaten the tranquility of Israel in their land. Enemies of Israel would flee, for they would not have the power to stand before Israel to quarrel with them, and if any persisted they would surely fall. The Tabernacle would continue to reside within Israel & God vowed to be with them always, to love & to be their God.
[Lev. 26: 1-13]
But, if Israel were not to keep the commandments then Judgment was of a surety. For disobedience, Israel, would endure terror, consumption and constant illness. They would be scattered among their adversaries.
Obedience to the wills of the good influence of the God of Israel, upon the Hebrews would bring this rain in due season, land that would be plentiful, peace throughout all of the land, none would be able to intimidate them, and enemies would flee from them for they would know that the power of YHWH rested with the children of Israel.
Disobedience, of course, was another story entirely, as obvious as it may or may not seem. Disobedience would lead the children of Israel into a array of dismay. Destruction, desolation, drought, disorderly conduct almost without any control of any outcome. Not to mention the dispersion and disruption of their growing and bustling communities of families.
[Lev. 26: 14-39]
If Israel were not to keep the commandments then covenant, of course would be annulled. For disobedience, Israel, would endure terror, consumption and constant illness. They would be scattered among their adversaries.
Israel’s redemption, would only come if the Hebrews were to confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers, in their trespassing against God’s covenant. Acceptance of their faults in bringing God’s wrath upon them; only then would the covenant be remembered, as well as, the people and the land be healed.
[Lev. 26: 40-46]