Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,
I welcome you all to a new regenartion 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) 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 portion with Pékūdei – פְקוּדֵי, 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 5776 this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 1st – א, & on the 2nd – ב, of the 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 Ϊ’Qă D’mr Y’h Näw – ዕቃ ድምር ይህ ነው; on the 2nd – ፪, & on the 3rd – ፫, of ወርኀ(month) of መጋቢት(Megabeet). On the Ethiopic calendar, [7508/2008 E.C.] 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).
Exodus 38: 21- 40:38
I Kings 7: 51- 8:21
Hebrews 1: 1-14
I Cor. 3: 16,17
** SHABBAT ROSH CH’ODESH **
In this portion of the study of the Scriptures, the accounting of the offerings given by the children of Israel’s contribution to the Mishkan(tabernacle), is taken by Moses and Aaron. The continuous diligent works of the builders and wise hearted, not only contribute to the tent, and all its furniture, but the garments the priests they made also.
Even by census, did the children of Israel walk in the ways of the God of Israel. The vestments of priesthood(Levites), along with all of the furnishings of theSanctuary and Outer Court were taken in by sum to complete the rising of the Tabernacle.
Moses, made a blessing upon all of the instruments that were set to be used by the children of Israel. He also consecrated the priesthood which consisted of Aaron, and his descendants. They were ordained to be the servicemen for the work of the Tabernacle.
Once the tabernacle was finished and all the furnishing were placed in the positions appointed; a cloud descended upon the tent, & did not part from it. By day; a cloud hovered over the tabernacle & by night; a pillar of fire dwelt above.