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 Nitẓab(v)ïm – נִצָּבִים, on the 27th – כז, & the 28th – כח, of the month of Elul – אֱלוּל, in the year of 5779-5780. (the Hebrew Calendar corresponds to a Lunar cycle of the Moon) From an Ethiopic-Christian perspective and calculation, where the current year is 2012/7512; these readings from the Scriptures would align to what is known, also as, Q’ōmachi’ḥʷal – ቆማችኋል. This would calculate as the 16th – ፲፮, & on the 17th – ፲፯, the month of Mäskäräm- መስከረም. 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).
Deuteronomy 29:10 – 30:20
Isaiah 61:10 – 63:9
Romans 10: 1-12
In this portion of the Scripture studies’, Moses tells the people that adherence and obedience to the laws, which they were given/taught would allow them to prolong their days in the land, & make them fruitful in abundance; in contrast, turning away would lead them down the road to destruction. Only turning to the ways which the children of Israel were taught by Moses in the way of God, would lead them again into grace. This would be the parameters for a covenant which God would make with the children of Israel.
(see Scofield Study Bible: the Palestinian Covenant; pg 250; ref Gen. 15: 18, Numb 25: 1-12)
[Deut. 29: 10-13]
Because of their waywardness(the Israelites); God spoke to Moses, telling him to teach the Israelites that the covenant would not only pertain to them alone, though Israel would be a people to God(himself). The covenant would also include those that would stand with Israel, once upon hearing the words of the book of the Law. Those who would not hearken to the word, of course, would be a testament to the judgment of disobedience.
[Deut. 29: 13-29]
Knowing these things that they were taught, being the children of Israel; this would call to remembrance the Blessing & the Curse of the Law.
[Deut. 30: 1-20]
Rosh HaShana – Hebraic New Year 5780
MesQel – Ethiopic Celebration of the Finding of the True Cross (Demera)