Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,
I welcome you all to another posting here at Ras Tafari Renaissance for the celebration of the Feast of Weeks or otherwise known as Shab(v)uot. This Hebraic celebration is also known in many circles as the Firstfruits. In connotation Shabuot is known to be a “harvest” festival in relation to agriculture respectively upholding to the Land’s Sabbath or the Shemittah from Scriptural references.
Here Ras Tafari Renaissance, 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…Passover, & Sukkot, would complete the Pilgrimage festival cycle]) also from the Ethiopian-Amharic knownas the “YeSost Amet Be’al – የሦስት ዓመት በዓል“, which is known well throughout modern Judaism tradition. 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 representive of….Also, how the original Christian church, which is Hebraic in origin ties into the Ethiopic Tewahido-Orthodox, celebration of Pentecost.
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.
The Torah, (Biblical) mandates the seven-week Counting of the Omer, beginning on the second day of Passover, 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.
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….
Read (for education):
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 connot come beofre the 15th of the Ethiopian month of G’nbot; also cannot be after the 19th of Ethiopic month of Seney.
Reading (for education):
Acts 2: 1
Acts 20: 16
I Corinthians 16: 8
“FESTIVAL OF WEEKS“
– all one in the same pertaining to the context ……….