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33rd 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 BeKH’ukotai-בְּחֻקֹּתַי, 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, 16th-טז, & the 17th-יז, of the month of Iyar-אִייָר. [“Iyar,” from its Shemitic root is an Akkadian name “Ayarru“- which has a literal meaning in English as “blossom or to blossom“; Iyar is also referred to as “Zi(w)vזיו“= from its Hebrew origin means, “to light or glow“]  (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 BeS’autæy-በሥርዓቴ, on the 8th-፰, & the 9th-፱, of the month(ወርኀ) of G’nbot-ግንቦት.  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:

Leviticus 26: 3 – 27:34

Jeremiah 16:19 – 17:14

Matthew 21: 33-46

In this literal English meanings, come to a congruency in the phrases of: “in my order/statutes,” or “by my decrees.”  In this study portion of the Scriptures, the children of Israel, main concern should’ve been the upkeep of YHWH’s laws and commandments, which clearly spoken by the God of Israel, would yield abundance, peace and security.

[Lev. 26: 3-13]

BaDebreh Torah (Parshat Bechu'kotai)

BaDebreh Torah (Parshat Bechu’kotai)

 

Obedience to the wills of the good influence of the God of Israel, upon the Hebrews would also rain in due season, land that would be plentiful, peace throughout all of the land, none would be able to intimidate them, and enemies would flee from them for they would know that the power of YHWH rested with the children of Israel.

Disobedience, of course, was another story entirely, as obvious as it may or may not seem.  Disobedience would lead the children of Israel into a array of dismay.  Destruction, desolation, drought, disorderly conduct almost without any control of any outcome.  Not to mention the dispersion and disruption of their growing and bustling communities of families.

[Lev. 26: 14-39]

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If Israel were not to keep the commandments then Judgment was of a surety.  For disobedience, Israel, would endure terror, consumption and constant illness.  They would be scattered among their adversaries.

The Dispersion into Desolation [Lev. 26: 32-39]

The Dispersion into Desolation [Lev. 26: 32-39]

Israel’s redemption, would only come if the Hebrews were to confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers, in their trespassing against God’s covenant.  Acceptance of their faults in bringing God’s wrath upon them; only then would the covenant be remembered, as well as, the people and the land be healed.

[Lev. 26: 40-46]

Bnei Ysrael - the Children of Israel

Bnei Ysrael – the Children of Israel

32nd 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 Behar-בְּהַר, 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, 9th-ט, & the 10th-י, of the month of Iyar-אִייָר. [“Iyar,” from its Shemitic root is an Akkadian name “Ayarru“- which has a literal meaning in English as “blossom or to blossom“; Iyar is also referred to as “Zi(w)vזיו“= from its Hebrew origin means, “to light or glow“]  (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 BeSina Terara-በሲና ተራራ, on the 1st-፩, & the 2nd-፪, of the month(ወርኀ) of G’nbot-ግንቦት.  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:

Leviticus 25: 1- 26:2

Jeremiah 32: 6-27

Luke 4: 16-21

Upon the Mountain,”…that mountain between Egypt and Israel.

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Atop, Mount Sinai, God spoke to Moses with instructions for the children of Israel when they were to come into the land that was promised to them.  For example, upon entry into the Land of Promise, an order was to be put into practice for the tilling of the land/earth.

The land was to given rest on the seventh year, just as the Hebrews were to observe the Sabbath on the seventh day perpetually.(from generation-to-generation) This form of agriculture has come to us in the Hebrew word_ Shemittahשמטה (Sabbitical year[Sabbath year] _is a credible translation).  In the year of rest, the farmers, who were of the children of Israel were not to till the land or harvest that of the work of their hands from the crops. The land was to be in a Sabbath year or resting year from plowing and working.  What grew on its own, the children of Israel could partake in, though.

[Lev. 25: 1-7]

Mirrors of a Hamo-Shemitic Culture

Mirrors of a Hamo-Shemitic Culture

 

This study portion also contains commandments based laws, for the children of Israel when dealing in the realm of governing the sale of lands, and the eradicating fraud and usury(or misuse).  The land was not to be sold, but to be kept, by the “sowers & reapers” of it.

[Lev. 25: 23-30]

Mirrors of a Hamko-Shemitic culture

Mirrors of a Hamo-Shemitic culture

 

In agriculture, which would become a facet of Israelite heritage and daily life, guidelines were presented in the fashion of practicality and spiritual upliftment to the children of Israel.  Take for instance, the Shemittah:

credited to the contributors of hebrew4chritians.com

-credited to the contributors of hebrew4chritians.com; where “Jews/Jewish” is used, should more over-stood as “Hebrew/Hebraic

The institution for the observance(s) of the Jubilee years, was also a focal point in the study portion of the Scriptures.  The Hebrews also were instructed in Mosaic lawful manner that contributed to a wholesome, and wholistic way of life.

behar - parsha (sabbath and jubilee yrs)

30th Kifil Study: Ras Tafari 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 Kedoshim-קְדֹשִׁים. , from a Jewish/Hebrew mode of study for those out in the diaspora, living outside of Jerusalem or Israel.  Also, in the 5774 year, this Sabbath day would probably accounted for on the 25th-כה, & the 26th-כו, of the month of Nisan/Abib-נִיסָן.  (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 Q’idusan-ቅዱሳን.  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:

Leviticus 19:1- 20:27

Amos 9: 7-20

I Corinthians 6: 9-20

I Peter 1: 13-16

The opening line of the Parsha/Kifil(portion) of the Scripture study for this week, post-Pesach/Fasika is Kedoshi’yim-Q’idusan; with a literal English translation of “the holy ones,” or “the saints.”

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The study begins with GOD speaking to Moses, and the children of Israel, saying “make thyselves Holy for He, himself is Holy.”  God, intending to make the children of Israel, “up their game,” in one way or another, by slang terminology.  But, in a literal sense, God sought the children of Israel to turn from ways that hadn’t gotten them anywhere spiritually, physically, and mentally, as a group.  The children of Israel were to adhere to certain principles, laws, commandments, ordinances etc…..

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The children of Israel were also given to more laws, commandments and statutes to live by, even while in the wilderness.  Also, the tilling and agricultural aspects of what the Hebrew people were to align their workings to was given to them by the words of God.  By Moses’ teachings, given to him by God, the Hebrews were able to begin to formulate and sharpen skills needed to continue building the seed of the nation, which was promised to their predecessors; Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob.

"The Gleaners" by  Gustave Dore' (1865)

“The Gleaners” by Gustave Dore’ (1865)

28th 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 Metzoraמְּצֹרָע  , 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 5775 this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 4th-ד, & the 5th-ה, of the month of Nisan/Abib-נִיסָן.  (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 BeMenT’satu Qenመንጻቱ ቀን; on the 26th-፳፮, & the 27th-፳፯, day of ወርኀ(month) of Megabeet-መጋቢት.  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:

Leviticus 14:1 -15:33

II Kings 7: 3-20

Matthew 8: 1-17

The portion of the study of the Scriptures for this week is Metz’orah- מְּצֹרָעMetz’orah has a meaning that comes in the English as either “one being diseased,” or “one infected.”  In the Ethiopic-Judeo-Christian perspective, this parsha(portion) of the Scriptures is named Bements’atu Q’en-በመንጻቱ ቀን.  This study deals with the interaction with what has come to be known as a “Leper.”  In this portion of Scripture study, God instructs Moses, on how to deal with those who may be of Israel who might become infected with the disease of leprosy.

[Lev. 14: 1-32]

Healing the Leper

Healing the Leper

The instruction was given to Moses for the sake of the children of Israel, but this didn’t exclude the instruction for healing to be exclusive of anyone who sought out an end to the cleansing.

[Lev. 14:32-57]

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In keeping true to his covenant with Israel, God has continued to show that his knowledge is Supreme and the intent is for the well-being of the children of Israel to be fruitful.  God continues to provide abundant information to Moses, to deliver to the community for them to apply to their everyday life.

metzora - parsha (offering for the leper)

This making the children of Israel equipped to not only sustain themselves from illness, but even from the last parsha/kifil; Tazria, which dealt with the motherhood, in the childbearing stage of living.  Generationally, the children of Israel, were to keep these laws, statutes, and commandments.

[Lev. 15: 1-33]

26th 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 Shemini-שְּׁמִינִי , 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 19th-יט, & the 20th-כ, 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 BeS’minteñawim Q’en-በስምንተኛውም ቀን;on the 12th-፲፪, & the 13th-፲፫ of the month of Megabeet-መጋቢት.  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 9:1 – 11:47

II Samuel 6:1 – 7:17

Hebrews 8: 1-6

In this portion of the study of the Scriptures, eight days after the ordination or anointing of the Kohani’im (Priesthood), Moses now instructs Aaron to prepare a sin offering of a young bullock , as well as, a burnt offering of a ram and the children of Israel, were instructed to bring a sin offering of one kid from the goats, and a their burnt offering was to be one calf and one lamb, both of the first year, without blemishes.  Another bullock and ram were brought for a peace offering, along with a meat offering mingled with oil before God.

[Lev. 9:1-20]

ki tissa- parsha (anointing the priesthood)

A wave offering was also presented before God, & the people were blessed out of the fire, because of the following of the laws and statutes while serving God in the wilderness.

[Lev. 9:21-24]

Aaron’s sons, Nadab & Abihu, were serving and performing the duties of the Priesthood, but offered a “strange fire” before God, which he had commanded them not to do. This action resulted in their judgment, which came by their deaths by being consumed by fire. Aaron, saw the consequences of the negative choices his own sons made by not staying in line with the Sinaitic Covenant & in line with the Order of the Levites; the statutes established between Israel & God upon Mount Sinai.

[Lev. 10:1-3]

Nadab & Abihu

Nadab & Abihu

But, Aaron other sons: Eleazar & Ithamar were grafted into the posts of the Priesthood and taught to conduct themselves in the manners of the ways of God’s covenant.

[Lev. 10:6-15]

wayikra - parsha (High_Priest_Offering_Incense_on_the_Altar)

In this portion of the study of the Scriptures, God also constitutes the laws regarding what has become known as “Kosher” (Kosher accounts to Kashrutכַּשְׁרוּת )pertaining to what can be consumed as food or dietary for the children of Israel.

[Lev. 11]

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32nd & 33rd 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.

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 in a Jewish/Hebrew cycle of readings, & thoroughly discern, have more than likely have come to the Torah portion of Behar-בְּהַר, 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 23rd & 24th of the month of Iyar- אִייָר‎ . (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 BeSina Terara-በሲና ተራራ, on the 25th & 26th day of ወርኀ(month)- ሚያዝያ(Meeyazya).  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:

Leviticus 25:1- 26:2

Jeremiah 32:6-27

Luke 4:16-21

[SPECIAL NOTES FOR THIS SABBATH]*

For Ras Tafari, globally, this Sabbath should hold a special place in their hearts and minds. The reasoning for this is because in a tri-fold state፡ 1) as Hebrews; they’ll come into the time of the day of rest for the Sabbath time, 2) this Sabbath brings with it the Ethiopian congruency to the Hebraic Passover in what is known as Fasika-ፋሲካ. (…which is more properly known as Tinsa’ey-ትንሣኤ), &, 3) this Ethiopian celebration of the Passion of the Christ, (in Fasika-Tinsa’ey) just so happens to come forth on the date that will be commemorated as ETHIOPIA’S INDEPENDANCE DAY, from Fascist and colonial invasion. (YES I’!!, MAY-DAY, INDEED!)

…more to be presented on this subject at the conclusion of the parsha study…

Now, to the portion of Scripture for this Sabbath…

Ethiopic-(Ge’ez/Amharic)= በሲና ተራራ (BeSina Terara)  KEY ⇀ ሲና=Sinai

Hebrew=  חר סיני  (Har-Siney/Si’na’i) KEY ⇁ סיני = Sinai

The Ten Commandments (illustration from a Bible card published Atop Mount Sinai_[1907 by the Providence Lithograph Company])

“Upon the Mountain,”…that mountain between Egypt and Israel. Atop, Mount Sinai, God spoke to Moses with instructions for the children of Israel when they were to come into the land that was promised to them. For example, upon entry into the Land of Promise, an order was to be put into practice for the tilling of the land/earth.

The land was to given rest on the seventh year, just as the Hebrews were to observe the Sabbath on the seventh day perpetually.(from generation-to-generation) This form of agriculture has come to us in the Hebrew word_ Shemittah-שמטה (Sabbitical year[Sabbath year] _is a credible translation).  In the year of rest, the farmers, who were of the children of Israel were not to till the land or harvest that of the work of their hands from the crops. The land was to be in a Sabbath year or resting year from plowing and working.  What grew on its own, the children of Israel could partake in, though. [Lev. 25: 1-7]

[Ancient] Egypt & Ethiopia; a mirror of a Hamo-Shemitic culture_ (on L-Hieroglyphic art of farming in Egypt & on R-a more modern Ethiopian farmer plowing crops.)

[Ancient] Egypt & Ethiopia; a mirror of a Hamo-Shemitic culture_ (on L-Hieroglyphic art of farming in Egypt & on R-a more modern Ethiopian farmer plowing crops.)

A year of Jubilee year was also to be proclaimed by the children of Israel.  Insomuch, as where seven sabbaths in a yearly sense multiplied to an additional seven years(i.e. 49 years) would usher in a year of the Jubilee(a 50th year) to the Hebrews. [Lev. 25: 8-13]

Jubilee

Amharic= (Eyo-bell-yu)ኢዮቤልዩ

Hebrew= (Yo-bell) יובל

Book of the Jubilees (from the Ethiopic "Little Genesis")_by George H. Schodde

Book of the Jubilees (from the Ethiopic “Little Genesis”)_by George H. Schodde

In the year of Jubilee, the trumpet should be sounded on the tenth day of the seventh month(Yom Kippur-Day of Atonement), throughout all the land. Also, in this year every man should be returned to his family. (i.e. debts should be forgiven among the people) [Lev. 25: 9, 10]

[BLOWING OF THE SHOFAR-TRUMPET]*

In the “upkeep,” of all the laws, statutes, and commandments that God told Moses to teach the children of Israel; it was assured to them(the Hebrews) that if they were to keep those laws from generation to generation, they would dwell in the land of promise, in safety, securely. [Lev. 25: 19]

*THIS WEEK’S SABBATH COMES UP TO ANOTHER DOUBLE PORTION OF THE STUDY OF THE SCRIPTURES AS WELL*

–to keep up with an accurate number of the readings of the Torah for the yearly cycle

So, with the portion of Behar-BeKH’ukotai, we will know go into the study of BeKH’ukotai-בְּחֻקֹּתַי  , which will be added to this week’s Sabbath in the order of the Hebrew/Judaic cycle readings.  This study comes to us as BeSir’Autey-በሥርዓቴ, from the Ethiopic-Christian perspective.  The Hebrew and Amharic words for this study could be translated into phrases like: “In my order,” or “In my statutes/laws.”

Renewal of Israel

Renewal of Israel

Now, in this study portion of the Scriptures, the children of Israel were instructed by Moses, who was given the Law upon Mount Sinai.  The children of Israel were to keep the commandments, so prosperity would abide with them.  It was assured to the Hebrews that if they were to keep these laws and statutes, then they would yield abundance, peace, and security from God.

Of this covenant, upon Sinai, Israel should’ve received rain in due season, and land that would produce plentifully.  They would reap the benefits of a peaceful harmonious land and none would intimidate them from outside.  Wild beasts would be driven out of the land, along with those who could possibly threaten the tranquility of Israel in their land.  Enemies of Israel would flee, for they would not have the power to stand before Israel to quarrel with them, and if any persisted they would surely fall.  The Tabernacle would continue to reside within Israel & God vowed to be with them always, to love & to be their God. [Lev. 26: 1-13]

But, if Israel were not to keep the commandments then Judgment was of a surety.  For disobedience, Israel, would endure terror, consumption and constant illness.  They would be scattered among their adversaries.

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...they shall be scattered....[Lev. 26: 33]

…they shall be scattered….[Lev. 26: 33]

..not only to the west but the East as well...

..not only to the west but the East as well…

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The Caribbean Slave: A Biological History_Cambridge University Press

I will send terror, consumption, and a burning ague...[]Lev. 26: 16]

I will send terror, consumption, and a burning ague…[]Lev. 26: 16]

God would set his face against them & seven times more would they be punished for their iniquities.

For their iniquity JAH set his face against Israel_[Lev. 26:17]

For their iniquity JAH set his face against Israel_[Lev. 26:17]

Their pride would be broken and they would have no power to stand against their adversaries.  Their strength would be useless and they would be unfruitful in their endeavors.  Even, seven times more would plagues be upon them for their disobedience and beasts would be among them to devour them.

judgment15 (lyching and burning)

Civil Rights' Foot Soldiers

Civil Rights’ Foot Soldiers

Even beast shall devour them_[Lev. 26: 22]

Even beast shall devour them_[Lev. 26: 22]

If they walked contrary to the Law and to God, then God would surely walk contrary to them.  Their high places would be destroyed and their images would be torn down.

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Sanctuaries would be desolate and they would be scattered from end-to-end upon the Earth. Their cities would become waste lands, those left alive would have a faint of heart, would pine at their disposition and the lands from whence they came would desolate.They would even flee when none pursued them. [Lev. 14-39]

Their(the Hebrews') cities and lands would be desolate and turned into wastelands_[Lev. 26: 31, 32]

Their(the Hebrews’) cities and lands would be desolate and turned into wastelands_[Lev. 26: 31, 32]

Only if the children of Israel were to confront their iniquities, and the iniquities of the foreparents which strayed away from God, then he would remember the covenant. [Lev. 26: 40-46]

In the conclusion of this study of this portion for the Sabbath, vows were put into the proper order as well, for the children of Israel.  The order for presentation to God, was aligned by the instruction which laid upon Mount Sinai. [Lev. 27]

*[SPECIAL NOTES]*

I would also like everyone to note that with this Sabbath being apart of Behar, with Mount Sinai as part of the subject, let us remember the relics founds upon this mountain, which still happen to be hidden from the general public, who interpret & correctly put into place their significance.

St. Catherine Monastery_Mt. Sinai, Egypt

St. Catherine Monastery_Mt. Sinai, Egypt

"Has God(JAH Ras Tafari) visited Mount Sinai since the Wilderness?"

“Has God(JAH Ras Tafari) visited Mount Sinai since the Wilderness?”

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Christ or "The Pantocrator" relic found at Saint Catherine's Monastery on Mount Sinai, Egypt region.

Christ or “The Pantocrator” relic found at Saint Catherine’s Monastery on Mount Sinai, Egypt region.

So, is the Rasta-man still delusional, nay-sayer? Give me a break?!!! Stiffnecked Fools

So, is the Rasta-man still delusional, nay-sayer? Give me a break?!!! Stiffnecked Fools

Christ In His Kingly Character..."me a make no apology, se'en?!"

Christ In His Kingly Character…”me a make no apology, se’en?!”

THIS SABBATH MARKS FASIKA-TINSA’EY, AS WELL AS, ETHIOPIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!

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[A memorial letter for Ethiopia’s Fasika-Tinsa’ey (“Easter”) Celebration]

http://www.freewebs.com/ethiog/ethiopia.htm

The letter written from a Ethiopian recalling the times in Ethiopian for the celebration of Fasika/Tinsa’ey are to be shown for the joy of the “Triumphant Christ.”

Even the Ethiopic-Christian practices of antiquity hold to a Hebraic center, after all, Christ told his disciples to “…go into all nations and preach the Gospel…,” it just so happens that those who heard and sought to do the will of God, by the words of these Apostles, who were Hebrews, became known as “Christians”,….hence what the world knows now as the “Judeo-Christian faith”, theology, logic, or whatever else they tend to try to brand it with.

Christians are Hebrews at heart,”…Dr. Phil Valentine-EL

…Still Need More Proof….? Sheesh!!! Well alright here you go….

As Hebrews/Israelites/Jews bring an end to the Shabbot/Sabbath this evening (May 3rd, 2013-Iyar 23rd), Ethiopian-Christians will be spending the night in a church, (by tradition; if ones participate by ability) to read, study, sing, and prepare for the Resurrection of Christ.  They will light candles just as the candles on the Menorah are lit, but in contrast to the modern Judaism, Ethiopian-Christians will, as we Ras Tafari say; “lively up themselves“, wearing beautifully embroidered garments.  They will sing songs, beat the drums and use sistrums played by Ethiopian priests, nuns, and laymen(everyday people).

IT IS A JOYOUS EVENT, IN SPIRIT & PRACTICE!

Ingathering at the church

Ingathering at the church

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lighting-the-menorah

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the "Sistrum"; another mirror of a Hamo-Shemitic culture & the probably world's first tamborine. lol!

the “Sistrum”; another mirror of a Hamo-Shemitic culture & probably the world’s first tamborine. lol!

EXAMPLE OF THE SISTRUM USE IN ETHIOPIA; in link below

greeting for fasika-tinsae

መልካም ትንሣኤ በዓል!!!!

*MAY DAY!!,….MAY DAY!! Aዎ, INDEPENDENCE HAS BEEN DECLARED*

ETHIOPIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY: NEVER COLONIZED SO YOU SHOULD RECOGNIZE!

But the whole of Ethiopia(the continent) will reap the benefit!

But the whole of Ethiopia(the continent) will reap the benefit! JAH RAS TAFARI!!!!!

Rastafari Flag

I&I should coin/patent these phrases, right?!….

but, anyway MAY JAH(GOD) BLESS YOU & KEEP YOU, MAKE HIS FACE TO SHINE UPON.

love & light,

Yohann Immanuel  “Lidj Yefdi”

31st 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.

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 in a Jewish/Hebrew cycle of readings, & thoroughly discern, nonetheless studied the Torah portion of Emor- אֱמֹר , for this week, in this mode of study, for those out in the diaspora or outside Jerusalem or Israel.  From the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in the year 5773 this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 16th & 17th of the month of Iyar- אִייָר‎ . (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 Bileh N’gerachew- ብለህ ንገራቸው, on the 18th(፲፰) & 19th(፲፱) day of ወርኀ(month)- ሚያዝያ(Meeyazya). 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:

Leviticus 21: 1- 24:23

Ezekiel 44: 15-31

I Peter 2: 4-10

So, in the study of the Biblical Scriptures, we have come to the portion of Emor, & in this section of Scripture, Moses receives from God other rules & regulations for the Priesthood of Israel.  In which, the priests were to sanctify themselves to be the priests of Israel to God, they were required to uphold specific standards and codes of decorum & they were to administer certain feasts which were to become memorial statutes for generations to come.

Breastplate 7

In the opening of this study, God outlines more laws and statutes for the Priesthood. The priests of Israel are not defile themselves within or outside of the community Israel. If they(speaking of the priests), are to choose wives, the wives should come from within the community of the priesthood lineage, & the wives also should be sanctified along with the children that should come. The relationships and the walk of the priests should be in-law to the commandments of the God of Israel. [Lev. 21:1- 22:16]

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Tzipporah; a wonderful example of a virtuos woman. This her being given to Moshe(Moses) by her father Yitro(Jethro) for marriage_from the animated movie "Prince Of Egypt"

Tzipporah(the Ethiopian woman); a wonderful example of a virtuous woman. This is her being given to Moshe(Moses) by her father Yitro(Jethro)-[the Priest or “Sheikh” of Midian] for marriage_from the animated movie “Prince Of Egypt”

The feast and memorials were told to Moses by God also in this portion of Scripture. Moses is told to instruct the Israelites, especially the priesthood, to proclaim, observe, due diligence to the Holy Days, which were to be set apart as remembrances from generation to generation.

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Lev. 23: 1,2_ And the LORD spake to Moses, saying, Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.

 These holy days were what has become into today’s society, known as: the weekly Sabbath(Shabbot-שבת) or the Seventh Day or the “Day of Rest”_[Lev. 23:3],

the fouteenth day of the first month(Nisan-Abib), Shavout-שבועות (or the Feast of Weeks)_[Lev. 23:15-21]

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

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Judaism/holidayc.html

Other names for the "Feasts of Weeks"--compiled by the works of Hebrew4Christians website.

Other names for the “Feasts of Weeks”–compiled by the works of Hebrew4Christians website.

The first day of the Seventh Month(Rosh Ha’Shanah-ראש השנה), shall be the “blowing of the trumpets”, an holy convocation. [Lev. 23:23-25]

Blowing of the Shofar_ from L-R (Rabbi Wentworth A. Matthew & priests of the Commandments Keepers, painting of the blowing of the Shofar, An Ethiopian Qes[priest] during TimQet)

Blowing of the Shofar_ from L-R (Rabbi Wentworth A. Matthew & priests of the Commandments Keepers, painting of the blowing of the Shofar, An Ethiopian Qes[priest] during TimQet)

http://www.myjewishlearning.com/holidays/Jewish_Holidays/Rosh_Hashanah.shtml

The tenth day of the Seventh month(Yom Kippur-יוֹם כִּפּוּר), and it shall be a Day Of Atonement: it shall be an holy convocation to you; and shall afflict your souls and offer an offering made by fire to the LORD. [Lev. 23:26-32]

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Holidays/Fall_Holidays/Yom_Kippur/yom_kippur.html

…& the fifteenth day of the Seventh month(Sukkot- סֻכּוֹת), shall be the feast of Tabernacles for seven days to the LORD. [Lev. 23:33-42]

http://www.mechon-mamre.org/jewfaq/holiday5.htm

God continues instructing Moses to teach the priests on how to conduct services in the sanctuary of the Tabernacle. Things like; the lighting of the lamps for the candlestick(or the Menorah- מְנוֹרָה), on a regular basis,

Kohen-Priest-preparing-the-Menorah-images

the bread offerings, also where the meals were to take place within the Tabernacle.  [Lev. 24:1-10]  Then, the story of the “Blasphemer,” came to Moses  so that he should teach to the children of Israel. [Lev. 24]

"The Blasphemer Stoned" _(illustration from the 1728 Figures de la Bible)

“The Blasphemer Stoned” _(illustration from the 1728 Figures de la Bible)

29th & 30th 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.

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 in a Jewish/Hebrew cycle of readings, & thoroughly discern, nonetheless studied the Torah portion of A’KH’arei Mot-אַחֲרֵי מוֹת , for this week, in this mode of study, for those out in the diaspora or outside Jerusalem or Israel.  From the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in the year 5773 this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 9th & 10th of the month of Iyar- אִייָר‎ . (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 Kemotu BeKH’wala-ከሞቱ በኋላ, on the 11th(፲፩) & 12th(፲፪) day of ወርኀ(month)- ሚያዝያ(Meeyazya). 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:

Leviticus 16:1- 18:30

Ezekiel 22:1-19

Hebrews 9:11-28

Now, for in summation of the study we have in front of us; In this portion of the study of the Scriptures, after the death Aaron’s two sons (Nadab & Abihu),

Nadab & Abihu, sons of Aaron

Nadab & Abihu, sons of Aaron

Moses is instructed by God to teach the children of Israel his ways for properly conducting themselves for the service of the Tabernacle. This portion of the Scriptures deals with the rituals which have become what is known today as Yom Kippur(the Day of Atonement), among the Hebrew/Judaic failthful.

When Moses receives the laws and instruction for the practices to be conducted, he is instructed to “cast lots” upon two goats, for the children of Israel. One “lot” is to be cast for an offering to God & the other for a “scapegoat.”

sacrifices-offering

[Lev. 16: 7-10]

The one goat that was be presented before God, for a sin offering. The other goat was to be left alive, presented to God for an atonement & set free into the wilderness carrying the sins of the children of Israel away from the camp.

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painting of the “Scapegoat” by William James Webb

 This ritual along with the other practices of the offerings/sacrifice were to be done in the Tabernacle(Mishkan), especially as a statute for Israel on the 10th day of the 7th(Tishrei-תִּשְׁרִי) month. [Lev. 16:29]

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

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Judaism/holiday4.html

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Holidays/Fall_Holidays/Yom_Kippur/yom_kippur.html

Also, in the parsha(portion) other commandment, laws, and statutes were given to the children of Israel to follow to keep themselves set apart from the other people they might find themselves around. [Lev. 18]

*THIS WEEK’S SABBATH COMES UP TO ANOTHER DOUBLE PORTION OF THE STUDY OF THE SCRIPTURES AS WELL*

–to keep up with an accurate number of the readings of the Torah for the yearly cycle

So, with the portion of the A’KHarei Mot-Kemotu BeKh’wala, the portion of Kedoshy’im-קְדֹשִׁים , will be read for this week’s Sabbath in the order of the Hebrew/Judaic cycle readings. This study comes to us as Q’idusan-ቅዱሳን, from the Ethiopic-Christian perspective.

The Gleaners (by Gustave Doré from the 1865 La Sainte Bible)

The Gleaners (by Gustave Doré from the 1865 La Sainte Bible) ; Lev. 19:9

The Hebrew word of Kedoshy’im and the Ethiopian-Amharic word of Q’idusan, has its resonance and definition found in the English as, ” the holy ones .” This notion of conclusion comes from Leviticus 19:1-2, where God speaks to Moses, instructing him to tell the children of Israel to “sanctify themselves” or “make themselves holy,” for he is “Holy.”

Molock, Ammonite god

Molock, Ammonite god

In this study of the Scriptures God lays out more of his commandments & statutes which the children of Israel are to follow & keep, whether just among themselves or among other people of other nations. [Lev. 20 {entire chapter}]

Offering to Molech (illustration from the 1897 Bible Pictures by Charles Foster)

Offering to Molech (illustration from the 1897 Bible Pictures by Charles Foster)

27th & 28th 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 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 in a Jewish/Hebrew cycle of readings, & thoroughly discern, nonetheless studied the Torah portion of Tazria-תַזְרִיעַ , for this week, in this mode of study, for those out in the diaspora or outside Jerusalem or Israel.  From the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in the year 5773 this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 2nd & 3rd day of the month of Iyar- אִייָר‎ . (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 Bitaregiz-ብታረግዝ, on the 4th()& 5th() day of ወርኀ(month)- ሚያዝያ(Meeyazya). 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:

Leviticus 12:1- 13:59

II Kings 4:42- 5:19

John 6:8-13

Matthew 8:1-4

Now, for in summation of the study we have in front of us; In this portion of the study of the Scriptures, the God of Israel, speaks to Moses in the manner of explanation on childbirth. This portion of Scriptures has a defined word that comes to a literal english meaning of…”when she conceives.” God explains to Moses the order of actions that should take place upon the birth of children among them.(Hebrews/Israelites)  For the women of Ras Tafari, I personally, take the responsibility in informing the sistren(sisterhood) of Ras Tafari, along with those who will inquire of these studies to pay a specific attention to this parsha(portion) of Scripture. Tazria, gives a word-sound(interpretation) on the method of recovery for women, who have given birth to a child.

The Mother & child_ painting by Great Ethiopian Artist Afewerk Tekle. (once commissioned by H.I.M. Haile Sellasie I to create his works of art to be a representation of Ethiopian culture/faith).

The Mother & child_ painting by Great Ethiopian Artist Afewerk Tekle. (once commissioned by H.I.M. Haile Sellasie I to create his works of art to be a representation of Ethiopian culture/faith).

Mr. Afewerk Tekle
Ethiopian Artist

Now, I know what questions may arise from “Bible critiques”, or whoever so finds themselves displeased with the Bible teachings for whatever reason. But, let us consider this?,…If the Bible was as much a hindrance as those who ascribe to a; “…the Bible is the cause for many-a-dismay, in today’s society, globally…” 1) then, why was the Bible tampered with, pertaining to its content (question arises from the amount of Books that were canonized or commissioned to encompass what was to finally become the modernized version(s) of the Holy Bible),

2) why did the Bible have so many translations to come down from its original language to be properly understood by the masses of people?

This collage shows the Early Language with their script(writings) in Biblical form; from L-R= Amharic-Ge'ez script, Hebrew-Aramaic script, Arabic-(which was also at one time called Syretic-Hebrew, pertaining to the dialect of the speaker's origin), Koine Greek script, & the later Latin. All of these languages were complied writing of the Scriptures before the compositions took place to present them in English. {give or take, a few more languages & dialects}

This collage shows the Early Language with their script(writings) in Biblical form; from L-R= Amharic-Ge’ez script, Hebrew-Aramaic script, Arabic-(which was also at one time called Syretic-Hebrew, pertaining to the dialect of the speaker’s origin), Koine Greek script, & the later Latin. All of these languages were complied writing of the Scriptures before the compositions took place to present them in English. {give or take, a few more languages & dialects}

http://www.islamic-awareness.org/Quran/Sources/BBbible.html

3) & who were the appropriate authorities that took it upon themselves or received ordination to compile or divide the Scriptures for scrutiny?

I, personally have found that most of the critiques of the Bible and those who study, to seek & find answers to these questions rarely have a solid explanation or even sufficient disagreement as to why, when & where these happenings take place, but let me not deter OUR main goal here,…which the study for this Sabbath.

The Scripture study for this Sabbath lays a foundation for the rest period of a mother who has recently given birth & how things should go about for the retrieval of her strength, physically and mentally; dealing with it from a Hebraic/Israelitish Torah perspective.

[ Lev.; Chpt. 12 (entire chapter) ]

But, even in this case, the method presented can either be enlightening and show a parallel to “modern world” childbirth…or by the wording, which comes to us in a slew of mistranslation can deter one from looking to the Scriptures to seek some understanding of the universal issues of life. {with that said, RE-consider the (5)five-fold, depiction of the Early languages of the Bible shown above before discrediting the words used in this study of Leviticus, before condemning them as useless or demeaning to women= words like unclean seem to stir dismay. The word unclean- comes to a meaning of defiled or polluted, in a moral sense when decoded from Biblical Scripture, in this use of it in the context of a few verses in Leviticus.} For example, a woman’s health is given no thought, unless clear signs are identified when she is going about her daily routine, when she has not given birth to a child. (so, the human exchange of a simple embrace-hug, handshake, monetary exchange etc., is of no significance to anyone, with a woman who has not given birth. But, on the flip-side of that, is a woman, blessed for giving birth to another human being in the manner of all female mammals upon the Earth. But, it should be a known fact that, rest and recovery are “I-tal”(vital) to a woman’s betterment; post-childbirth. Any woman in this world should agree to that premise, especially, seeing as they take full advantage of maternity leave for an occupation or what-have-you, along with other benefits and accommodations that concentrate on women’s issues, & that alone. These issues & their benifits have no complaints from the opposite sex.)

So, in encouragement to the women who will see this post from Ras Tafari Renaissance, please remember that here we insist that the mind, and heart remain open to receive what can be useful in spiritual growth.

God also instructed Moses, to teach the children of Israel, the ritual and cultural practices, along with the sacrifices or offerings that were to be made for the ushering of a newborn into the community of Israel.  [Lev. 13 (entire chapter)]

*THIS WEEK’S SABBATH IS ALSO A DOUBLE-PORTION OF STUDY*

*THIS STUDY IS ALSO THE 1ST SABBATH OF A NEW MONTH(Iyar)*

The second portion of the study of the Scriptures for this week is Metz’orah- מְּצֹרָעMetz’orah has a meaning that comes in the English as either “one being diseased,” or “one infected.”  In the Ethiopic-Judeo-Christian perspective, this parsha(portion) of the Scriptures is named Bements’atu Q’en-በመንጻቱ ቀን.

Readings:

Leviticus 14:1-15:33

II Kings 7:3-20

This study deals with the interaction with what has come to be known as a “Leper.” God instructs Moses, on how to deal with those ho may be of Israel who might become infected with the disease of leprosy [Lev. 14: 1-32], and even those who may not be of Israel but, certainly seek the healing of their ailment. [Lev. 14:32-57]

There are also regards to the degrees of the infections of disease among the people and whomever they may encounter while on the trod(journey/walk) to their Promised Land(which is Canaan, at this point in the Scriptures).

[Lev. 15: 1-33]

In keeping true to his covenant with Israel, God has continued to show that his knowledge is Supreme and the intent is for the well-being of the children of Israel to be fruitful. In this parsha, God continues to provide abundant information, to Moses to relay to the community to apply to their everyday life.  This, following the last study, which dealt with the livity(diet) that Israel were to up-keep from generation to generation…God has clearly begun to show his many hats or OVER-standing(knowledge) to Israel, going from health-to-science. {when dealing with childbirth & healing the sick}

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

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001347.htm

http://www.stanford.edu/group/parasites/ParaSites2005/Leprosy/history.htm

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002323/

[SIDEBAR NOTES: FOR FURTHER STUDY]

Leprosy, has sprung not only many questions for its origin and solution, but also has divided so many people on the issue of its context from a Biblical stance. The infamous “Curse of Ham” hoax, has become the basis for the disposition of the Black people of the World. As you should know by now, if you’ve been following these posting here…this is a RAS TAFARIAN, JUDEO-CHRISTIAN, blog space! So before we condemn anything, we shall seek & pray that the ALMIGHTY will provide all the answers we need. We intend to be diligent & slow to anger. Pick up & bear OUR own cross, as the CHRIST did for the world, according to the Scriptures.

So, when it comes to the fabled “Curse of Ham,” we in no way, shape, form, or fashion, agree with what has and is-, presented in this hoax.  If those, who say they are well versed in the study of Scriptures, hold to this, then it is obvious that either their reading or comprehension has betrayed them on a mass scale! Because, clearly in the Bible, in whatever language you are able to grasp it in,…it will clearly show you that NO CURSE WAS PLACED UPON HAM(one of the three{3} sons of Noah).  YOU WILL THOUGH, FIND THAT THERE WAS A CLEAR AND DISTINCT CURSE PLACED UPON CANAAN(the son of Ham; grandson of Noah)!

{PROOF: Genesis 9:25;…more on the story= read/study Genesis 9:18-10:32}

http://bible.org/seriespage/nakedness-noah-and-cursing-canaan-genesis-918-1032

http://www.gotquestions.org/curse-Ham-Canaan.html

*P.S., RRR(Ras Tafari Renaissance Revelations blog) followers, please take some time to check out the movie “Kingdom of Heaven”

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–the movie deals with the Crusaders period in Jerusalem, but the focus I, would like for those who have taken the time to read through this weeks’ blog/study, to turn their attention to the character of King Baldwin IV of Jerusalem. Baldwin IV(the fourth[4th]), just so happened to be a “leper,” or stricken with the disease of leprosy.  But, his character showed a mode of integrity that I, personally, found intriguing & just. Though, the character may have deviated from the true essence of who Baldwin IV, really was, I could certainly appreciate the art put forth in the work of the movie.

Baldwin IV, king of Jerusalem(1174-1185), played by Edward Norton in Kingdom of Heaven film.

Baldwin IV, king of Jerusalem(1174-1185), played by Edward Norton in Kingdom of Heaven film.

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...A more accurate depiction of Baldwin IV, king of Jerusalem during the Crusader period. The painting can be viewed in the Palace of Versailles(Hall of Crusades); Versailles: Paris, France

…A more accurate depiction of Baldwin IV, king of Jerusalem during the Crusader period. The painting can be viewed in the Palace of Versailles(Hall of Crusades); Versailles: Paris, France

kingdom-of-heaven (character Baldwin IV) CLOSEUP painting depicting true essence of king in battle at Montgisard-Salles des Croisades2

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/50076/Baldwin-IV

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldwin_IV_of_Jerusalem

http://www.badassoftheweek.com/baldwin.html

24th 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).

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 in a Jewish/Hebrew cycle of readings, & thoroughly discern, nonetheless studied either the Torah portion of (W)Vayikra-וַיִּקְרָא , for this week, from a Jewish/Hebrew mode of study for those out in the diaspora, living outside of Jerusalem or Israel.

This Sabbath, being that in will take us right into the High Holy Days of Passover, & the Feast of Unleavened Bread, it is known as Shabbot Hagadol.

שבת הגדול

meaning that this Sabbath is just before Passover & it usually is a special reading from the Prophetic Book of Malachi.

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Holidays/Spring_Holidays/Shabbat_HaGadol/shabbat_hagadol.html

http://www.chabad.org/holidays/passover/pesach_cdo/aid/496146/jewish/Why-is-the-Shabbat-before-Passover-called-the-Great-Shabbat.htm

Others who engage this type of study more than likely read the portion of Tz’av(w).  From the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in the 5773 this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 12th & 13th of the month of Nisan- נִיסָן‎ . (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 13th & 14th of ወርኀ(month)- መጋቢት(Megabeet). 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 1:1-5:26/6:7

Isaiah 43:21- 44:23

Hebrews 10:1-18

Hebrews 13:10-15

Now, for in summation of the study we have in front of us; In this portion of the study of the Scriptures, 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, so to speak.

For instance, 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.  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]

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The Korbanot(קורבנות) – Offerings

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.

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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]