Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,
Greetings, yet again to one and all, from “Lidj Yefdi” (pronounced Lij; Yêf-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 Shabbat(or Sabbath day) if those who actually open up their Bibles to read in a Jewish/Hebrew cycle of readings, & thoroughly discern, nonetheless studied the Torah portion of Nōăcḥ – (נוֹחַ [נֹחַ] ) on the 2nd – ב, & on the 3rd – ג, of the month of month of Cḥeshw(v)an – חֶשְׁוָן, [this Hebraic month is also known as; Mar’Cḥeshw(v)an – מַרְחֶשְׁוָן], in the year of 5782. (the Hebrew Calendar corresponds to a Lunar cycle of the Moon) From an Ethiopic-Christian perspective and calculation, where the current year is 2014/7514; these readings from the Scriptures would align to what is known, also as; YeNōḥ – የኖኅ. This would calculate as the 28th – ፳፰, & on the 29th – ፳፱, of the month of Meskäräm – 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).
Genesis 6:9 – 11:32
Isaiah 54:1- 55:5
Matthew 24: 36-46
I Peter 3: 18-22
**SHABBAT ROSH CḤODESH (CḤESHW[v]AN/Mar-CḤESHW[v[AN)***
As we enter into our second portion of the study of the Scriptures, we give thanks to Abba-Father, for his grace and seek continuously his knowledge & wisdom, earnestly.
This portion of study comprises the story of Noah and his three(3) sons, also the Tower of Babel. Three very intricate stories, that have told & re-told from various perspectives. But, in this compilation we focus on the ancient Hebraic, Ethiopic-Christian and the modern Ras Tafarian perspectives; mainly to stay on topic and bring forward a balanced viewpoint unbiased to the truth of these elaborate mythos.
In continuation of the Torah studies, on this Sabbath the times of Noah, are the focus. The study portions deal mostly with the Great Flood, (which has a significant resemblance of the Epic of Gilgamesh mythos).
This portion also deals with the building of Noah’s Ark, which God had commanded him to build for the coming of the Great Flood. Mainly for the iniquity of the world. The world before the flood had become extremely corrupted and vain, so God had planned to “wash” the world in a sense, of its corrupted mentality.
The studies also bring us to the truths and lies of the alleged “Curse of Ham.”
Supposedly in the interpretations of the story of Noah’s sons; the three men were of three different races. Truthfully speaking we here at RRR, could not consent to this external Biblical interpretations of most of these commentators.
Our reasoning can be found in the confirmation of the sciences that give a more profound elaboration of these ancient texts. For example, in regards to the “RACE” question of the three sons of Noah; we clearly recognize that proven by science congruent to the Scriptures, there is only ONE race (human).
– http://www.livescience.com/47627-race-is-not-a-science-concept.html (RACE IS NOT A SCIENCE CONCEPT)
– https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_racism (SCIENTIFIC RACISM)
– http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/busting-myths-about-human-nature/201204/race-is-real-not-in-the-way-many-people-think (RACE IS REAL BUT NOT IN THE WAY MANY PEOPLE THINK)
The Sabbath readings also conclude with the story of the Tower of Babel. Another story from the Scriptures that has been diluted with its dissemination.
Sabbath Readings’ Companion book
– the Ras Tafari Sabbath Companion Booklet to the cyclical Torah Readings. Hebraic in essence, & Christened in interpretation. A very valuable tool when teaching to children, or introducing one’s self to the Judaic/Hebraic forms of approaching study of the Scripture in entirety.