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20th Kifil Study: Ras Tafari Renaissance Revelations

Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,

 

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I welcome you all to 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) 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 Torah portion of Tetz’aweh-תְּצַוֶּה.  On the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in this year 5774, this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 7th-ז, & the 8th-ח, of the month of Adar-אֲדָר‎, 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 2006/2026/7506, on the Ethiopic calendar.  This calculation, with its readings from the Scriptures, would align to the 29th-፳፱, on the (ወርኀ)month of T’r(ጥር); & the 1st-፩, of the (ወርኀ)month of Yekateet(የካቲት).  In the Scriptures, what is also known as I’zezachew-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).

Readings:

Exodus 27:20 – 30:10

Ezekiel 43: 10-27

Hebrews 13: 10-17

In summation of the study we have in front of us, Moses is told by God that the children of Israel are to complete the construction of a sanctuary in the wilderness.  Other instruments and furniture, for the Tabernacle, that would be needed included: olive oil for the lampstand in what would be known as the Holy Place.

[Ex. 27: 20]

...the everlasting flame... [Ex. 25:31-40]

…the everlasting flame… [Ex. 25:31-40]

…the curtains of the outer court of the Tabernacle were to be made of brass(copper), for an enclosure…

terumah - parsha (outer court)

The priesthood of the Israelites was also established in the heritage of the Levites(Hebrew Israelite Tribe of Levi), along with the priestly garments that were to be constructed & worn when services in the Tabernacle were conducted.

priestly garments _ (kohen-kahin)

the Breastplate & Ephod of the Kohen Ha'Gadol

the Breastplate & Ephod of the Kohen Ha’Gadol

 

Moses, by the God’s instruction, ordains Aaron, his brother, to become the High Priest, along with his sons and the rest of his descendants. Here, Aaron‘s wife, Elisheba, whom was the daughter of Amminadab ben Judah(son of Judah), sister to Nahshon ben Amminadab(son of Amminadab), of the tribe of Judah, became the Matriarch of the Kohanim(priests).

tetzaweh - parsha6

The sacred covering of the Ark of The Covenant, which the Kohanim(priesthood) were to give service to, on behalf the children of Israel, is called Kapporeth-כפורת , so finding out why I placed a picture of what might be known as Khepri.

the Mercy Seat

the Mercy Seat

 

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19th Kifil Study: Ras Tafari Renaissance Revelations

Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,

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I welcome you all to 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) 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 Torah portion of Terumah-תְּרוּמָה.  On the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in this year 5774, this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 30th-ל, of the month of the month of Shebet-שְׁבָט, & the 1st-א, of the month of Adar-אֲדָר‎, 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 2006/2026/7506, on the Ethiopic calendar.  This calculation, with its readings from the Scriptures, would align to the 23rd-፳፫, & the 24th-፳፬, on the (ወርኀ)month of T’r(ጥር).  In the Scriptures, what is also known as SiT’ota Meba-ስጦታ መባ.  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).

**SHABBOT ROSH CH’ODESH:**

Numbers 28: 9-15

Isaiah 66: 1-24

rosh chodesh adar

Readings: Sabbath

Exodus 25:1- 27:19

I Kings 5:26- 6:13

II Corinthians 9: 1-15

Matthew 5: 33-37

At this point, in the study of the Scriptures, the children of Israel are given the instructions from God through Moses to build a Tabernacle. (in the wilderness)

Tabernacle sketch by Harley Pinon

Tabernacle sketch by Harley Pinon

The children of Israel, produced 13 gifts for offering to YHWH, for the construction of the Tabernacle.  Contributions of gold, silver, brass(copper), blue, red(scarlet), and purple linen, goat’s hair, ram’s skin dyed red, sealskin, acacia-wood, oil, incense(spices), & gems(onyx stones).

terumah - parsha (tabernacle furniture)

God spoke to Moses, the instruments to be utilized in the Tabernacle with their positions and purposes.  God had set a upon the completion of the Tabernacle, to dwell among the Hebrews.

the Ark. [Ex. 25: 10-22]

the Ark. [Ex. 25: 10-22] by James J, Tissot

Moses, told the children of Israel of what was to be done and how it was to be arranged; and they obeyed and performed the actions set before them.

terumah - parsha (table of showbread-shulch'an)

Table [Ex. 25: 23-30]

Menorah/Lampstand (candlestick) [Ex. 25: 31-40]

Menorah/Lampstand (candlestick) [Ex. 25: 31-40]

 

The children of Israel, by tribe, were to be arranged around the Tabernacle in the wilderness, as well.

Altar of Sacrifice. [Ex. 27: 1-8]

Altar of Sacrifice. [Ex. 27: 1-8]

From the dimensions, to the portability, (because of the trek through the wilderness), the Israelites were to follow and construct the dwelling place of YHWH, for the Tabernacle.

Outer court [Ex. 27: 9-19]

Outer court [Ex. 27: 9-19]

2nd Kifil Study: Ras Tafari Renaissance Revelations

Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,

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I welcome you all to 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) 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 Torah portion of NoaH’-נֹחַ, On the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in this year 5774, this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 30th-ל, of the Hebrew month of Tisrei-תִּשְׁרֵי, & the 1st-א, day of the Hebrew month of MarKH’eswan-מַרְחֶשְׁוָן, or simply known as “KH’eshwan-חֶשְׁוָן,” 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 2006/2026/7506, on the Ethiopic calendar.  This calculation, with its readings from the Scriptures, would align to the 24th-፪፬, & the 25th-፪፭, on the (ወርኀ)month of Meskerem-መስከረም.  In the Scriptures, what is also known as Ye’Noh’-የኖኅ.  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).

roshchodesh

roshkhodesh

Readings:

Genesis 6:9- 11:32

Isaiah 54:1- 55:

Matthew 24: 36-46

I Peter 3: 18- 22

Noah _ painting by James Tissot

Noah _ painting by James Tissot

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).

stone table recalling the Gilgamesh Epic_ from the Cunieform

stone table recalling the Gilgamesh Epic_ from the Cuneiform

noach - parsha [great flood and the Ark]

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.

Building of the Ark _ painting by James Tissot

Building of the Ark _ painting by James Tissot

Huge Ark(Boat) found in Egypt on the Giza plateau _ Biblical Noah's Ark

Huge Ark(Boat) found in Egypt on the Giza plateau _ Biblical Noah’s Ark

The studies also bring us to the truths and lies of the alleged “Curse of Ham.”

Noah Cursing Canaan _ illustration by Gustave Dore' from the 1865 la Sainte Bible

Noah Cursing Canaan _ illustration by Gustave Dore’ from the 1865 la Sainte Bible

noach - parsha [shem ham yapheth]

Which Is The Truth?...How about you tell us? _ Genesis 9: 25

Which Is The Truth?…How about you tell us? _ [Genesis 9: 25]

The Sabbath readings also conclude with the story of the Tower of Babel.

the Tower of Babel

the Tower of Babel