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 (or Yefdeyah). 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 Tẓ’ăw(v) – צַו. On the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in this year 5777, this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 11th – יא, & on the 12th – יב,of the month of Nïsán/ Abïb – אביב / נִיסָן, 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 2009/2029/7509, on the Ethiopic calendar. This calculation, with its readings from the Scriptures, would align to the 30th – ፴, of the ወርኀ(Wärha – month) of መጋቢት (Megabeet), & on the 1st – ፩, of the ወርኀ(Wärha – month) of Mïyázïya – ሚያዝያ. In the Scriptures, what is also known as Izzäzachäw – እዘዛቸው. 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)).
Leviticus 6:8 – 8:36
Jeremiah 7: 21- 8:3
Jeremiah 9: 22-24
Hebrews 7:23- 8:6
Zacor = “Remeberance”
Now, for in summation of the study we have in front of us; In this portion of the study of the Scriptures, Moses receives further instructions from God about the laws and statutes for the “Sacrifices”/”Offerings,” that are to be administered by the preiesthood for the children of Israel.
tzaw – parsha (The Tabernacle (illustration from the 1901 Standard Eclectic Commentary))
This portion of the study of the Scriptures, deals with the God’s instruction to Moses, in regards to the sacrifices (Korbanot – קורבנות/ Q’werban – ቍርባን), in categorization. Moses, addressed Aaron & his sons, [the priesthood] in accordance to the ordinances of the sacrifices. Aaron & his descendants were to dress themselves in the garments of linen to administer the works within the tabernacle.
The offerings were to be prepared with flour, oil, frankincense and to be burnt upon the altar to God. What was left over was to be eaten by the priesthood with unleavened bread, in the Holy Place of the Mishkan(Tabernacle).
tzaw – parsha [kohaniim-kahinat-qessoch-qessiim]
After the laws were laid for the foundations of the sacrifices/offerings, Moses was to consecrate his brother Aaron, and his sons(along with ALL his descendants) to be the anointed priesthood, to carry out the works of God for the children of Israel.
tzaw – parsha (cohaniim-kahinat)[qessoch-qessiim]
Moses, and his brother Aaron, carried out all of the instructions given to them by God. In the wilderness they erected a Tabernacle, to the God that brought them out of bondage with the intent of bringing them to a land set forth for them to inherit. Aaron’s sons were designated to perform the services of the Tabernacle upkeep, for the children of Israel.
tzaw – parsha – [Urim -n- T(h)ummim]