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37th 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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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, nonetheless studied either the Torah portion of ShelaKH’ LeKH’a-שְׁלַח-לְךָ, from the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in the year 5774 year, this Sabbath day would probably be accounted for as the 15th-טו, & the 16th-טז, of the month of Siw(v)an-סִיוָן.  (the Hebrew Calendar corresponds to a Lunar cycle of the Moon) From an Ethiopic-Christian perspective and calculation these readings from the Scriptures would align to what is known as Lǎk Tĭlkalachu-ላክ ትልካላቹ.  This would calculate as the 6th-፮, & the 7th-፯, of the month(ወርኀ) of Seney’-ሰኔ.  The Ethiopic calendar, which 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:

Numbers 13:1- 15:41

Joshua 2:1-24

Hebrews 3:7- 4:1

Ironically, (or more so MeSeder HaElohim[מסדר האלוהים]”in the Order of God/JAH/YAH“) as we come to the 13th chapter of the kifil-ክፍል(portion), of Shelach’ Lecha’ [שְׁלַח-לְךָ]; we also come to the Gregorian superstitious “Friday the 13th” for our study portion for the end of this 7-day period.  In the Book of Numbers, this 37th parsha-kifil, Moses is now instructed by God to send the chosen Princes of Israel to search/spy/scout the land(Canaan), which God had promised to the children of Israel.

[Numb. 13: 1-16]

Negeb desert mountains

Negeb desert mountains

The spies or scouts were to instructed to go the south mountain, to see the land(how it looked/upon view), see what people dwelt there, & if the people there were strong or weak, if there were few or many. They were also instructed to see if the land be a good land, what cities in the land were inhabited, and if those cities (inhabited) were “strongly held.”  They were to be “of good courage” and bring fruits of the land to prove that it had been seen, for it was the due season of the “first-fruits.”

[Numb. 13: 17-20]

shelach leccha - parsha [sinai-desert-map-wilderness]

The scouts searched the land from the Wilderness of Zin to Rehob and came to Hebron, where the children of Anak.

[Numb. 13: 21-22]

children of anak

The scouts took up the fruits of the land, as instructed, at the Brook of Eshol.  They took the cluster of grapes, pomegranates, and figs; then they returned to the wilderness where Israel was encamped & gave their reports of the land (which they stayed 40 days) from their searching.

[Numb. 13: 23-30]

shelach lecha - parsha [first-fruits-of-the-land]

Caleb brought a good report to Moses, Aaron, and those of the congregation that heard him.  Even, so much so that Caleb said, “…Let us go up at once, and possess it, for we are well able to overcome it…”[Numb. 13: 30]  But, the men that went with him brought a evil/bad report (evil-because it was wrapped in lies tied to some of the truth); “…the land eat(eth) up the inhabitants…, [all the people were of great stature]…”

[Numb. 13: 30-33]

Grapes of Canaan (Joshua & Caleb depicted) _ painting by James Jaques Tissot

Grapes of Canaan (Joshua & Caleb depicted) _ painting by James Jaques Tissot

At the sounds of the ten evil/bad reports of the scouts, who came to give their assessment on the land which was promised to the Hebrews; the children of Israel wept and began to murmur against Moses and Aaron, for they saw the ten evil/bad reports as truth, also that God had brought them out of Egypt and into the wilderness to die.  The children of Israel had planted seeds in their own minds from the bad reports that their wives and their children, would become prey, as they fell by the sword.  They even saw it may have been better to return to Egypt.  So much so, that they spoke to each other to make a captain that would campaign to take them back to Egypt.

[Numb. 14: 1-4]

The report of the spies (10 bad/2 good) _ artwork provided by Providence Lithograph Company) 1907

The report of the spies (10 bad/2 good) _ artwork provided by Providence Lithograph Company, 1907

Moses and Aaron, then fell on their face before the congregation of Hebrews, for they could not comprehend why the children of Israel, would go as far to think, the things they were thinking.  Then Joshua and Caleb, told the truth about the report on the scouting of the land, the people (the Amorites, Jebusites, & Hittites resided in the mountains: the Amalekites to the south: & also the Canaanites resided near the sea and the coast of the Jordan [river].  Then, God became angered with Israel because of their weak faith and murmuring; for their provoking, he sought to destroy them

[Numb. 14: 5-12]

The Spies Showing the Fertility of Canaan _ painting by Gerald Hoet (1728 Figures de la Bible)

The Spies Showing the Fertility of Canaan _ painting by Gerald Hoet (1728 Figures de la Bible)

Moses then, interceded for the children of Israel and because of his pleading words to God, their lives were spared.  But, God would not allow them to enter into the Land of Promise.  Forty years, in the wilderness, would their children wander bearing the whoredoms of their parents.

[Numb. 14: 13-45]

Wandering in the wilderness, those of Israel that wouldn't enter into the Promised Land.

Wandering in the wilderness, those of Israel that wouldn’t enter into the Promised Land.

The laws and statues, rules and regulations for the offerings/sacrifices that were to be administered upon entry into the land that was promised, were reiterated to the children of Israel.

[Numb. 15: 1-36]

shelach lecha - parsha [tzitziyot-fetiloch-fringes]

God then spoke to Moses, telling him to instruct the children of Israel to make fringes upon the borders of their garments; the fringes were also to have a ribband of blue.  These fringes, with the ribband of blue were for the children of Israel to keep throughout their generations.  The fringes were to be a reminder of the commandments of God, and that they should observe them and do(keep) them.  The Israelites were to look[observe] upon the fringes, and keep[do] the commandments of God; to not seek after their own hearts and eyes, which would take them ‘a whoring’ away.

[Numb. 15: 37-41]

Tz'tz'yot-Fetiloch (ציציות/ፈትሎች)

Tz’tz’yotFetiloch (ציציות/ፈትሎች)

25th Kifil Study: Ras Tafari Renaissance Revelations

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

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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, nonetheless studied either the Torah portion of Tz’aw(v)-צַו from a Jewish/Hebrew mode of study for those out in the diaspora, living outside of Jerusalem or Israel.  From the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in the 5774 this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 12th-יב, & the 13th-יג, of the month of 13th month, which is a second month of Adar-אֲדָר . (the Hebrew Calendar corresponds to a Lunar cycle of the Moon)From an Ethiopic-Christian perspective and calculation these readings from the Scriptures would align to what is known as Izzezachew-እዘዛቸው;on the 5th-፭, & the 6th-፮.  On the Ethiopic calendar, which is solar (with its correspondence to the Sun) 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:

Leviticus 6:8 – 8:36

Jeremiah 7: 21- 8:3

Jeremiah 9: 22-24

Hebrews 7:23- 8:6

zachor- remember

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Holidays/Shabbat/Special/Zakhor/zakhor.html

http://www.chabad.org/holidays/purim/article_cdo/aid/644313/jewish/Zachor.htm

This portion of the study of the Scriptures, deals with the God’s instruction to Moses, in regards to the sacrifices(Korbanotקורבנות/Q’werbanቍርባን), 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.

tzaw - parsha

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).

[Lev. 6:14-23]

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 and tummim]

24th Kifil Study: Ras Tafari Renaissance Revelations

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

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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, nonetheless studied either the Torah portion of W(V)ayikra-וַיִּקְרָא.,  from a Jewish/Hebrew mode of study for those out in the diaspora, living outside of Jerusalem or Israel.  From the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in the 5774 this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 5th-ה, & the 6th-ו, of the month of 13th month, which is a second month of Adar-אֲדָר . (the Hebrew Calendar corresponds to a Lunar cycle of the Moon)From an Ethiopic-Christian perspective and calculation these readings from the Scriptures would align to what is known as T’erto-ጠርቶ;on the 28th-፳፰, & the 29th-፳፱.  On the Ethiopic calendar, which is solar (with its correspondence to the Sun) 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:

Leviticus 1:1- 6:7

Isaiah 43:21- 44:23

Hebrews 10: 1-18; 13: 10-15

For this week, in the portion of the study of the Scriptures, we’ve come to W(V)ayikra.  In the translation, the topic refers to the first line of the readings; “…& he called…”  The laws and ordinances of sacrifice were laid out for the children of Israel.  Moses receives the laws and statutes for the “Sacrifices”/”Offerings,” which are to be made for forgiveness/atonement for sins of the children of Israel. The details are explained to Moses, in relevance to the nature or the action, of the sin that may have been committed. Upon the realization of the sin, its offerings are categorized in different ways.

wayikra - parsha6

the sacrifice of an animal permissible for the action, was to take the place of the sinner, who had sinned against God, his commandments, or laws and statutes. Sin was forgiven by faith and repentance, but no because of the ultimate sacrifice, & fulfillment of Scriptures, Christ took on the sins of the world, like a Paschal Lamb of Passover.

wayikra - parsha (sacrifice-priesthood)

The Paschal Lamb was the unblemished animal which used to mark the doors of the Israelites on the night the 10th plague of the “Death of the First Born Of Egypt” was to pass through the land. [Ex. 11:1- 12:13]  Christ established the new covenant with sacrificing himself, which also became revealed in his speaking over the sharing of the Passover Seder, with the apostles, in the Upper Room. [Mt. 26:29]

wayikra - parsha (sacrifice-high-priest-sprinkling-blood)

The offering of sacrificial animals and grains were a strong focal point of the Torah, not bribe God, for every animal of the earth, God created, was and belonged to God, anyway.  Blood made a consecration and an atonement, with God. Blood is the life of flesh, so the blood makes atonement for the soul and the is symbolizes holiness through sacrifice. The sacrifical sytem made a representation of a life sacrificed for a life, with the wage of sin being death. [Rm. 6:23]

wayikra - parsha (High_Priest_Offering_Incense_on_the_Altar)

1st 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 opening of  the Torah portions with Bareshiyt(h)-בְּרֵאשִׁית .  On the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in this year 5774, this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 23rd-כג , & the 24th-כד, day of the Hebrew month of the month of Tishrei-תִּשְׁרִי , 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 17th-, &the 18th-, on the (ወርኀ)month of Meskerem-መስከረም.  In the Scriptures, what is also known as Bemejermeriya-በመጀመሪያ.  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:

Genesis 1: 1- 6:8

Isaiah 42:5 -43:11

John 1: 1-14

Colossians 1: 15-17

Hebrews 1: 1-3

We open a new cycle of Torah readings and study with the parsha(portion) of Bareshiyt(h)-בְּרֵאשִׁית.  The creation mythos, the story of the brothers: Cain & Abel, the Book of Generations, & Noah.

bareshiyt -parsha

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bareshiyt -parsha (adam-afar)

Genesis 4: 1-4

Genesis 4: 1-4

noahNoah

STUDY NOTES:

Sumerian, Ancient Egyptian, & other creation mythos(stories).

egypt-kmt creation story(shu nut geb)

egypt-kmt creaiton story (khnum potter's wheel)

compare Khnum’s Potter’s Wheel to Gen. 5:2

38th Parsha 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 more than likely have come to the Torah portion of Korah/KoraKH’- , for this week, in this mode of study; for those out in the diaspora or outside of Jerusalem or Israel.  From the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in the year 5773, this Sabbath day would probably fall on the of the month of Siw(v)an-סִיוָן, for this week, in this mode of study; for those out in the diaspora or outside of Jerusalem or Israel.  (The Hebrew Calendar corresponds to a Lunar cycle of the Moon) but, from an Ethiopic-Christian perspective and calculation these readings from the Scriptures would align to what is known as ቆሬ-Q’orey, for the 29th(፳፱) & 1st() days of the ወራት(months)- ግንቦት (Ginbot) & ሰኔ (Seney).  The Ethiopic calendar, which 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:

Numbers 16:1- 18:32

I Samuel 11:14- 12:22

Romans 13:1-7

*(extra reading for Rosh Hodesh- ראש חודש)

(*Numbers 28: 9-15)

http://www.jewfaq.org/chodesh.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosh_Hodesh

roshkhodesh

(4th Hebrew month) Tammuzתמוז

Now, in continuance of our studies of Torah, we come to the parsha(portion) of Korah’.  Now, in this study of the Scriptures, a Levite, named Korah’ (ben Izhar- son of Izhar), joins himself wth Dathan & Abiram, who are Reubinites(of the Tribe of Reuben), and two-hundred & fifty princes of Israel.  This group began a rebellion, that challenged the authority of Moses and Aaron, among the children of Israel.

[Numb. 16:1-19]

(Ten Commandments character) of Dathan-דתן  was played by Edward G. Robinson (Robinson, was born Emmanuel Goldenberg, of Romanian-Jewish descent) _[1956 Paramount award winning-movie Ten Commandments by Cecile B. DeMille presents a skewed version of the story dealing with Dathan, when compared to Biblical reference; but still a very entertaining production, to this day...]

(Ten Commandments character) of Dathan-דתן , was played by Edward G. Robinson (though Robinson, was born Emmanuel Goldenberg, of Romanian-Jewish descent)

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/505705/Edward-G-Robinson

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_G._Robinson

God instructed Moses and Aaron, to get away from Korah and his rebellious few, and tell the children of Israel to separate themselves as well; for he would consume them

[Numb. 16: 20-35]

(color based revitalization) Death of Korah, Dathan, & Abiram [Numb. 16: 31-35] revamped-by-fineartamerica-original-by-Granger {original painting done in 19th cent. by Gustave Dore'} link here: http://www.mundellchristianchurch.com/art/images/Num-16-The-Death-of-Korah,-Dathan,-and-Abiram.jpg

(color based revitalization) Death of Korah, Dathan, & Abiram [Numb. 16: 31-35] revamped-by-fineartamerica-original-by-Granger {original painting done in 19th cent. by Gustave Dore’} link here: http://www.mundellchristianchurch.com/art/images/Num-16-The-Death-of-Korah,-Dathan,-and-Abiram.jpg

God then, spoke to Moses to tell Eleazar(Aaron’s son; a Priest of Levi), to take the censors of Korah, which they took in the Tabernacle for the fire and the incense, and make them broad plates for a covering of the altar.  “They shall be a sign to the children of Israel.”

[Numb. 16:36-40]

priest in the holy of holies

The next day the children of Israel, murmured against Moses & Aaron, saying, “…they killed people of God…,” and then a plague fell upon them(Israel) and more died, even after those of Korah’s Rebellion suffered judgment.

[Numb. 16:41-50]

God then, instructed Moses to gather the staffs of the Princes Of Israel; one for each of the tribes (12) and adding one more the tribe of Levi, in which, Aaron would be the head.  (making that thirteen [13] staff-rods).  God would then choose the staff to show where he would place his authority among the children of Israel, to put an end to their murmuring.  Moses, took the staffs and placed them in the Tabernacle of Witness.

[Numb. 17: 1-7]

The Majority of Ethiopian memorial and holy-days are celebrated with men and women carrying staff.

The Majority of Ethiopian memorial and holy-days are celebrated with men and women carrying staff. Here priests, carry staffs and sistrums singing songs of praise and joy.

A collection of staffs in an Ethiopian Othodox-Tewahido Church

A collection of staffs in an Ethiopian Orthodox-Tewahido Church

The very next morning, Moses entered into the Tabernacle, only to find that Aaron’s rod, had blossomed and brought forth buds, and also yielded almonds.  Moses brought forth the staff of Aaron, by God’s command to be a witness/memorial to Israel of God’s will way.  Whomsoever go against God’s way would not share in his rest.

[Numb. 17:8-13]

Moses finds (Aaron's Rod That Budded)_ illustration by the Holman Bible from 1890.

Moses finds (Aaron’s Rod That Budded)_ illustration by the Holman Bible from 1890.

Moses brings forth Aaron's staff.  Budding of Aaron's Staff by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld_  From The Bible In Pictures{1860}

Moses brings forth Aaron’s staff. Budding of Aaron’s Staff by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld_ From The Bible In Pictures{1860}

God then spoke to Aaron, saying, that he and his sons (lineage), were to perform the duties of service in the Tabernacle, so no wrath would anymore fall upon Israel.  The Levites were to administer the reception of of offerings made by the children of Israel to God in the Tabernacle; but they wouldn’t have an inheritance as the rest of the children of Israel(Tribes) had.  The reason being was & is, because the “tithes” of Israel would be given to them by God

[Numb. 18:1-24]

ethiopian kahin-keeping charge

God, also instructed Moses to tell the Levites, that of the “tithes” of the children of Israel, they(the Priesthood) were to offer a Heave offering to God; or a tenth of all the tithes, of Israel and give them to Aaron.  The offering was to be of its best condition; & for the reward of service the Priesthood would be able to partake in the offering in all of their households, bearing no sins, neither polluting the the holy things of the children of Israel.

[Numb. 18: 25-32]

16th Parsha Study: Ras Tafari Renaissance Revelations

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

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I welcome you all to one of many of the interpretations of the Scriptures from the light of Ras Tafari by, I, Lidj Yefdi (pronounced Lij, Yef-dee).

Please, excuse me for not covering what is known as the parsha or Torah study portions that preceeded this thirteenth edition? But. I assure you that if you are patient with me, come with an open mind and heart, 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.

Now, with that said, let us go right into this…

So,with this Hebrew Shabbot(or Sabbath day) if those who actually open up their Bibles to read, & thoroughly discern, nonetheless studied either the Torah portion BeshalaKH’ – בְּשַׁלַּח , from a Jewish/Hebrew mode of study for those out in the diaspora, living outside of Jerusalem or Israel. Others who engage this type of study more than likely read the portion of Yitro. From the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in the 5773 this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 7th & 8th day of the month Shevat-שְׁבָט. (the Hebrew Calendar corresponds to a Lunar cycle of the Moon)From an Ethiopic-Christian perspective and calculation these readings from the Scriptures would align to what is known as Minim Q’rb BeehOn-ምንም ቅርብ ቢሆን; on the 24th & 25th of ወርኀ(month)-ጥር(T’r). On the Ethiopic calendar, which is solar (with its correspondence to the Sun) 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 13:17- 17:16

Judges 4:4- 5:31

John 6:15-71

Now, for in summation of the study we have in front of us; In this portion of the study of the Scriptures, the children of Israel are finally release from the hard bondage of Egypt(with the Pharoah “or governing house”) that knew not of Joseph. Moses and his brother Aaron have spoken the words of the God of Israel to the king of Egypt and the plagues have shown the wonders that have come to pass by the mighty hand of God.

The Children of Israel have taken all of their possessions along with spoils of Egypt, which they could gather by blessing to carry along on their journey.  Upon the Israelites(Hebrew children’s) journey, Moses fulfills Joseph’s wishes of taking his bones out of Egypt & on the journey of the Hebrews back to their Promised Land, to be buried with his ancestors.  {Ex. 13:19}

[Exodus 13:19_ And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him: for he had straitly swron the children of Israel that, saying God shall surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones hence with you.]

Moses [ ሙሴ ] ( מושה )

Its been said that in some circles of Ras Tafari, the Legend of Reggae music, Bob Marley, has been compared to Biblical Joseph: hmmmm,…???

 

Joseph-coat of many colors

Both also, had their last wishes for their remains to be returned to land where they would rest with their ancestors. [Joseph- Israel], [Bob-Ethiopia]

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2005/jan/13/artsnews.ethiopia

LOVE & HONOR, JAH(God) GUIDE RITA MARLEY ALONG WITH THE SEEDS OF THE GREAT LEGEND OF REGGAE MUSIC & RAS TAFARI TUFF GONG!!!

The children of Israel began their “Exodus”(-exit, going out) from Egypt & were lead by God, even in their ignorance of omni-prescence that was with them.

And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness. And the LORD went before them by dayin a pillar of a cloud, to lead them by the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day & night: He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people. {Ex. 13: 20-22}

tabernacle(cloud)

Cloud by Day

PILLAR OF FIRE: BY NIGHT, TO GIVE LIGHT

Israel’s [possible] track out of Egypt

In discontent, and the words of some of the attendants in the Egyptian court, Pharaoh’s heart was hardened [by God], so Pharaoh summoned for 600 of his first choice of chariots, along with all the chariots of Egypt, with the captains of them & was in “hot-pursuit” of returning the children of Israel back to Egypt(& back to servitude). {Ex. 14: 3-12}

Fearful of the pursuit of the chariots of Egypt, the children of Israel, cried out to God, & turn to Moses, in disbelief of the happenings in front of them. Moses, then commands them to fear not, for the God of Israel will do battle for them,…they are commanded by God, through Moses, to go: FORWARD!

Moses is then commanded by God to stretch forth his rod & God through Moses splits the Sea of Reeds(Red Sea) and the children of Israel travel through on dry land. Whereas, the hardening of Pharaoh’s heart drove him to pursue the Israelites/Hebrews into the sea; they were swallowed up by it. & the children of Israel had the words of Moses fulfilled right before their eyes; God would do battle for them, if they stayed in the way of his light, the Egyptians which they saw, they would never see again, & they would know the YHWH EloHIM is GOD {Ex. 14: 13-31}

Moses, then sang, & the children of Israel, did sing…

{Ex. 15}

Song Of The Sea/Song of Moses: Exodus 15: 1-21

Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the Lord, saying,

“I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously;
the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.
 The Lord is my strength and my song,
and he has become my salvation;
this is my God, and I will praise him,
my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
 The Lord is a man of war;
the Lord is his name.

“Pharaoh’s chariots and his host he cast into the sea,
and his chosen officers were sunk in the Red Sea.
 The floods covered them;
they went down into the depths like a stone.
 Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power,
your right hand, O Lord, shatters the enemy.
 In the greatness of your majesty you overthrow your adversaries;
you send out your fury; it consumes them like stubble.
 At the blast of your nostrils the waters piled up;
the floods stood up in a heap;
the deeps congealed in the heart of the sea.
 The enemy said, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake,
I will divide the spoil, my desire shall have its fill of them.
I will draw my sword; my hand shall destroy them.’
 You blew with your wind; the sea covered them;
they sank like lead in the mighty waters.

 “Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods?
Who is like you, majestic in holiness,
awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?
 You stretched out your right hand;
the earth swallowed them.

 “You have led in your steadfast love the people whom you have redeemed;
you have guided them by your strength to your holy abode.
 The peoples have heard; they tremble;
pangs have seized the inhabitants of Philistia.
 Now are the chiefs of Edom dismayed;
trembling seizes the leaders of Moab;
all the inhabitants of Canaan have melted away.
 Terror and dread fall upon them;
because of the greatness of your arm, they are still as a stone,
till your people, O Lord, pass by,
till the people pass by whom you have purchased.
 You will bring them in and plant them on your own mountain,
the place, O Lord, which you have made for your abode,
the sanctuary, O Lord, which your hands have established.
 The Lord will reign forever and ever.”

For when the horses of Pharaoh with his chariots and his horsemen went into the sea, the Lord brought back the waters of the sea upon them, but the people of Israel walked on dry ground in the midst of the sea. 20 Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women went out after her with tambourines and dancing. 21 And Miriam sang to them:

Song of the Sea- שירת הים (Shirat H’yam)

HOW QUICKLY DO, ONES-N-ONES, FORGET THOUGH…?

In the wilderness of Shur, the children of Israel begin to lose faith, & murmur against Moses, because of thirst. {Ex. 15:  22-27}

& then they murmur again, against Moses & Aaron, because of their hunger, next…Moses explains that God hears their murmuring & will provide for them, in exchange that they keep all his commandments & statutes {Ex. 16:}

The Israelites are then, faced with an enemy to them: Amalek. Joshua, the son of Nun( Hoshea/Yeshua ben Nun) is called by Moses to go and chose men of the camps to fight Amalek, while Moses will stand atop of a hill with the rod God, in hand. During the battle, it was apparent that whenever Moses raised his arms with the rod, Israel prevailed, but when his arms grew tired Israel loss ground, so Aaron & Hur, placed stones under Moses’ hands to keep them upright until Israel had emerged as victor. Moses is then told by God, to write this victory as a memorial in a book, because Amalek(the Amalikites) will be an enemy to God from generation-to-generation. God said that he would utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.