Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,
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 Toldot – תּוֹלְדֹת, on the 28th – כח, & on the 29th – כט, of the month of Cḥeshw(v)an – חֶשְׁוָן, [this Hebraic month is also known as; Mar’Cḥeshw(v)an – מַרְחֶשְׁוָן], in the year of 5778. (the Hebrew Calendar corresponds to a Lunar cycle of the Moon) From an Ethiopic-Christian perspective and calculation, where the current year is 2010/7510; these readings from the Scriptures would align to what is known, also as, Tíwíld’m Y’h Näw – ትውልድም ይህ ነው. This would calculate as the 8th – ፰, & on the 9th – ፱, of the month of Cḥídâr – ኅዳር [ሕዳር/ህዳር]. 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 25: 19- 28:9
Malachi 1: 1- 2:7
Romans 9: 1-31
Samuel 20: 18-42*
This week’s portion of the study of the Scriptures, is Toldot, by Hebrew meaning “generations“, pertaining to descent. Coincidentally, the readings begin the Rebekah enduring a long period of time where she was barren; having no child with her husband, Isaac. Isaac loved Rebekah dearly, & pleaded God on her behalf.
[Gen. 25: 20-21]
His prayers were accounted for and God blessed them, because Rebekah conceived.
[Gen. 25: 19-23]
Rebekah was due to give birth to twins, in which God spoke to her, saying that that were two nations that struggled within her.
Two manner of people, that would be separated from her. One would be stronger than the other, and the older would serve the younger. Thus Esau & Jacob were born to, Rebekah &Isaac. Esau was a skilled hunter, Jacob was a simple man, dwelling in tents, wholesome. But, leaving a man of the field to match wits with a man of intellect, Jacob was able to convince Esau to give up his birthright. (But Esau, despising his birthright made it all but difficult)
[Gen. 25: 24-34]
After convincing Esau to give up his birthright, Jacob, with the help of his mother Rebekah also was able to receive a blessing from his father, Isaac.
( a blessing that was supposedly, meant for Esau)
Esau, even took wives from among the Hittites, which was of concern for Rebekah & Isaac.
Esau, then recognizes what his brother has done to him & despises him for it. Rebekah, once again help Jacob, making him flee to her brother Laban, because his brother’s anger was kindled against. Rebekah also sought that her son Jacob should not take a wife from among the children of Heth.
Esau seeing that he blessed Jacob, & charged him not to take a wife of the children of Canaan, he(Esau) went to Ismael, & took wives of his people.
[Gen. 28: 1-9]
** NOTES: for further study **