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49th 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, more than likely have come to the Torah portion of Ki-Těitz’ěi-כִּי־תֵצֵא .  On the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in this year 5773, this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 10thי , & the 11thיא , day of the Hebrew month of the month of Elūl-אֱלוּל , 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 and calculation these readings from the Scriptures would align to what is also known as Beweah’ Ğeezěy-በወጣህ ጊዜ also for the 10th-፲ , & the 11th-፲፩ , of the month of (ነሐሴ)Nehäsey.  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:

Deuteronomy 21:10- 25:19

Isaiah 54: 1-10

Matthew 5: 27-30

I Corinthians 5: 1-5

In this parsha(study) of the Scriptures, we shall go through topics that cover, laws, statutes & commandments, mostly in the civil & domestic life of the children of Israel.  We’ll begin in the post-warfare ordinances, deal with other governing principles, including inheritance, child rearing, humane civility, farming & host of other issues.

ki-teitzei-parsha

The children of Israel were presented with the orders of God, through Moses, to deal with domestic regulations in the ways that were suitable and pleasing to God.  The treatment of captives, especially of the women of other nations was one in question, in the ordinances of warfare.

[Deut. 21: 10-17]

israelite_army

Also, in this category of issues, the children of Israel were to administer to wayward son, in ways that would be beneficial to, not only be sustainable to one’s household, but to the nation’s, as well.

[Deut. 21: 18-23]

CHRIST's Parable of the Prodigal Son [Luke 15: 11-32]

CHRIST‘s Parable of the Prodigal Son [Luke 15: 11-32]

The children of Israel, were not to be a wayward people, speaking with “fork-tongues“, living in ungodly ways, but always making way to become righteous by words & deeds.  Thus, the Laws of Brotherhood, not only within the Hebrew community, but other nations, the same would be the norm for any Israelite.

[Deut. 22: 1-8]

When it came to Hebrew farming principles, from the basics to large-scale agriculture practices, the children of Israel were to adhere certain commandments all-in-the-same.  This takes in account, the treatment of the animals within their possession, also.

[Deut. 22: 9-12]

"...As for me & my house, we shall serve YHWH..." [Josh. 24: 15]

1)”…Speak to the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue:…”[Numb. 15: 38]; 2)…”thou shall make thee fringes upon the four quarters of thy vesture, wherewith thou coverest thyself…”[Deut. 22: 12] {Tz’itz’iyot-צִיצִת or Gadil-גָּדִל}

"...As for me & my house, we shall serve YHWH..." [Josh 24: 15]

“…As for me & my house, we shall serve YHWH…” [Josh 24: 15]

In the upkeep of the laws, statutes, & commandments of God to the children of Israel, upon the sudden death of a Hebrew, who had a wife (but was a childless, widowhad married, but bore no children), & was survived by a brother, the surviving brethren was obliged to uphold specific responsibilities in procuring the lineage of his deceased brother.  This law was one of intricacy, among others dealing with the Innocent Wife, being provided with protection within Israel.

[Deut. 22: 13-19]

Im My Brothers Keeper

In the arrangements for dealing with divers regulatory issues among the children of Israel, the Hebrews were to adhere to God’s principles in dealing with peoples of other nations, entreating their camp, holy places and such, but also, not succumbing to being a oppressors or whores & whoremongers, (ie. sexual offenders, rapists, etc.), or extortionists.

[Deut. 23: 1-25]

*Note to Study-in-Depth: Ammon & Moab-10th Generation*

{DEUTERONOMY TWENTY THREE: VERSE THREE/ Deut. 23: 3}

: Edom(aka Esau) & Egypt, ABHOR NOT!

{DEUTERONOMY TWENTY THREE: VERSE SEVEN/ Deut. 23: 7}

My-Word-is-Bond

The children of Israel, also had learned from Moses, by way of the God of Israel(El-elohe Israel_אל אלהי ישראל), the manners, in & of, the laws for divorce or separation in marital affairs.

[Deut. 24: 1-4]

…& more detailed, laws, statutes & commandments, were placed in the midst of the children of Israel, for them to heed to in the divers regulations.  But, with all of these regulations, and adherence to God’s laws, the Hebrews were not to forget about the Amalekites; as eternal enemies.

(Exod. 17: 16_For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn [that] the LORD [will have] war with Amalek from generation to generation.)

[Deut. 24: 5- 25:19]

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48th 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, more than likely have come to the Torah portion of Shoftim-שֹׁפְטִים .   On the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in this year 5773, this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 3rd-ג , & the 4th-ד , day of the Hebrew month of the month of Elul-אֱלוּל , 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 and calculation these readings from the Scriptures would align to what is also known as Ferajoch-ፈራጆች also for the 3rd-፫ & the 4th-፬,  of the month of (ነሐሴ)Nehäsey.  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:

Deuteronomy 16:18- 21:9

Isaiah 51:12- 52:12

John 1: 19-27

Acts 3: 22-23

For this Sabbath we’ve come to Shoftim-שֹׁפְטִים , (in the Hebrew language, has equivalences to: magistrates[officers] or judges);

(in the Amharic language, the equivalent is plurally: Ferajoch-ፈራጆች; which more than likely could derived from words like: Feraj-ፈራጅ[could be considered as an police officer, or jailer; of the sort, from a modern sense]; also Tefáraj-ተፋራጅ; which could be considered as a judge or magistrate from the modern sense, as well: from the Amharic is equivalent to “one who brings justice.”)

So, this parsha(portion) is at the point where Moses now instructs the children of Israel to set up judges and officers, throughout all of the tribes, whom should utilize just judgments in certain affairs.

[Deut. 16: 18-22]

SanhedrinSession

In all of their gates, no blemished, or defiled thing should be offered as sacrifice/offering to God.  Neither, were the children of Israel to go after any other gods.  They also were instructed to put evil away from among them.

[Deut. 17: 1-13]

A king was also to be appointed over Israel.  One, whom would not give himself utterly to seek after wealth & riches, or many women to wife, so that his heart be turned away from God; his laws, statutes and commandments.  While upon the throne, the king was to write a copy the LAW, set before the priests; wherein he was to read & learn, all the days of his life so that the days of his life be prolonged.  The king was to keep the all the commandments, like anyone else, & not think of himself, as being above any of his brethren, aside from his appointment by God.

[Deut. 17: 14-20]

For thus says the LORD; David shall never lack a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel_[Jer.33: 17]

…For thus says the LORD; David shall never lack a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel…”_[Jer.33: 17]; [I Kings 9:5]: shoutout to natural-rasta.ar for the photo

The tribe of Levi, were to have no inheritance with the children of Israel.  For God, was their portion of the inheritance,  Offerings to God, would partaken on behalf of God, by the priests of the Levites; from among the sacrifices/offerings, would be the “priest’s due.”

[Deut. 18: 1-8]

levites2

Idolatry & the abominations, were not to be found among the children of Israel, for they were to inherit all nations.

[Deut. 18: 9-14]

God also said to Israel, that he would raise up a Prophet from among them.  The words of his mouth would be of him, and they should take heed.  For, at the Horeb, they feared the power, voice and great fire of God, so much that they asked to not see it again, lest they perish.

(see; Deut. 1: 6, Deut. 4: 10, & Deut. 5: 1-21_ God spoke to Israel at Horeb)

(God is a consuming fire: Deut. 4 :24, Heb. 12: 29)

For Israel to know if the Prophet was of God, the testing of his word would come in a criteria that would fit: his spoken words of prophecy coming to pass(or fulfillment; actualization), he would come in the NAME of God, & if they followed along the guidelines of the LAW(Torah).

(could also be seen as the coming of the MesHIHa/Messiah)

[Deut. 18: 15-22]

The cities of refuge from within the gates of Israel’s inheritance were to also be set up.  Especially, in the plight of the case of the slayer.  When God was to cut out the wicked nations these cities were to set, to ensure that just judgment were rendered.

[Deut. 19: 1-21]

East of Jordan-Cities of Refuge (Golan-Ramoth-Bezer0

The Law regarding Warfare, was for the children of Israel to fear not, even if their enemies were greater in number or strength; for God would be with them.  The priests were to encourage them, & men who set up houses, or married rather recently not having consecrated their homes or wives, should return or in the extreme, not go off to warfare, for their seeds were to be procured.(as spoken by the officers of Israel)  Israel was to show peace to those who would show themselves peaceful, & go to war against those who would make war with them.  But, they were to utterly destroy the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites and the Jebusites, as God commanded them.

[Deut. 20]

An Inquest or judiciary inquiry, in the case of death, of unknown/unaccounted corpse, for one slain in the field; would become the responsibility of the Priesthood to minister for the children of Israel, for they were chosen by God to work in service of Israel.

[Deut. 21:1-9]

45th 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, more than likely have come to the Torah portion of W(v)a’etKH’anan-וָאֶתְחַנַּן . On the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in this year 5773, this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 12th-יב , & the 13th-יג , day of the Hebrew month of Ab(v)-אב , 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 and calculation these readings from the Scriptures would align to what is also known as Lemenhu-ለመንሁ, also for the 12th-(፲፪) & the 13th-(፲፫),  days of the ወርኀ(month) of ሐምሌ(Hámlæ).  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:

Deuteronomy 3:23- 7:11

Isaiah 40: 1-26

Matthew 23: 31-39

Mark 12: 28-34

In this second reading of the Book of Deuteronomy, Moses pleads with God for a chance to see the Land of Promise.(Wa’etKH’anan-“& I Pleaded“)

& I Pleaded-ለመንሁ-וָאֶתְחַנַּן

& I Pleaded-ለመንሁ-וָאֶתְחַנַּן

Moses knowing that though God favored him in grace, he was still displeased with the Striking of the Rock at the Waters of Maribah.  For his disobedience and the disobedience of the children of Israel that came out of Egypt during the “Exodus,” he remembers that God said that he, along with that generation would not enter into the Promised Land.

[Deut. 3: 23-27 ]

w[v]aetKHanan-parsha (city of the great king)

God allows Moses to go up atop Pisgah, & views the land, but God also instructs Moses to encourage Joshua, because he shall lead the children of Israel in to the land.

[Deut. 3: 28 & 29]

Moses is also instructed by God to stress the emphasis on keeping God’s laws, statutes, commandments, & judgments that they were taught.  The children of Israel were to hearken to those laws & teach them to the children, also the following generations.  The children of Israel were to never turn to worship the works of the hands(or idols).

[Deut. 4: 1-22]

The children of Israel were instructed to heed of the covenant with God, which they received at Mount Sinai.  Failure to do so would result in the punishments or judgments, for disobedience.(ie; the scattering of the people among many other nations, and serving idol gods, etc.{Duet. 4: 27 & 28})

[Deut. 4: 23-40]

Deut. 4: 26-31 (...the LORD will scatter you among the nations...)

Deut. 4: 26-31 (…the LORD will scatter you among the nations…)

Moses, then set up the Cities of Refuge, which God had command bet put in place.  So, Moses severed three cities: Bezer, in the wilderness, Ramoth, in Gilead, & Golan, in Bashan.[Deut. 4: 41-49]

Cities of Refuge- East of the Jordan River (Golan, Ramoth, & Bezer) [Deut. 4: 41-44]

Cities of Refuge-East of the Jordan River (Golan, Ramoth, & Bezer) [Deut 4: 41-44]

& Moses also reminded the children of Israel of the covenant, which God made with them, while they were at the mountain of Sinai.  Whereas, the Decalogue was iterated to them as apart of the laws, statutes, commandments and judgments, they were to keep & teach to the following generations.

[Deut. 5]

decalogue-stone tablets

All the laws, statutes, commandments and judgments of God, were the children of Israel to learn, & teach to their children.  Even the Word of Witness(or the Shem’a), they were to hear, observe & do; that it would be well with the, and that they would increase in the Land of Promise.

[Deut. 6]

{THE WORD OF WITNESS/the SHEM’A}

Shem'a-Word of Witness(Hebrew)

Sima-WordOfWitness(Amharic)

& with the Word of Witness, the children of Israel were given, they were also instructed to love God with all their heart, soul, & strength(might). [Christ says; heart, soul, mind & strength (Mk. 12: 30)]  & they were to love their neighbors, as themselves, having these words not only come from their mouths, but be in their hearts.

(see. Apostles ask CHRIST of the 1st Commandment of all[vr.28], & CHRIST tells the first & second Greatest Commandments.[vrs.29-31]  Mk. 12: 28-34/Brit KH’adashah-Haddis Kidan)

[Deut. 6: 1-6]

Deuteronomy 6: 7 & 8

Deuteronomy 6: 7 & 8

When the children of Israel were to come into the land, keeping all of the laws, statutes, commandments, & judgments of God; they were to drive out nations like; the Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, & the Jebusites from among them.  The children of Israel were to have dealings with them, as well.

[Deut. 7: 1-11]

35th 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 Nas(h)o-נָשֹׂא , as this being the Sabbath of Shav(b)uot.  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 8th & 9th of the month of Siw(v)an-סִיוָן . (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 W’sed-ውሰድ, on the 9th() & 10th() day of ወርኀ(month)- ግንቦት (Ginbot).  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 4:21- 7:89

Judges 13:2-25

Acts 21:17-26

In this Sabbath, we continue with what was put forth in the preivious study of the 34th; Bamidbar-Midre Beda.  Moses & his brother Aaron, were instructed God, to number the children of Israel.(in a sense, completing a type of census)  They ordered and numbered the people, giving reverence to their family lineages.(by tribal origin[within Hebrew community])

the Israelites encampment in the wilderness of Sinai_(document provided by jesuswalk.com site)

the Israelites encampment in the wilderness of Sinai_(document provided by jesuswalk.com site)

This ordering was continued in this week’s study of the Scriptures.  The numbering of the priesthood, those able men who should serve in the office of the Tabernacle, from age thirty-to-fifty.  After the counting was complete, the duties of the priesthood were listed to the specific sections of the families of Levites(priesthood).

the Levitical Priesthood

the Levitical Priesthood painting by James Tissot

The priestly duties were assigned to families of the Levites where; the Gershonites, were to keep the charge of the curtains and coverings of the Tabernacle, the hangings for the doors of the court, and for the gate of the court round about the altar, the cords and all the instruments of the service.

[Numb. 4: 24-28]

sanctuary of the tabernacle(mishkan)

tabernacle coverings (from depiction in Believer's Mag.)

tabernacle coverings (from depiction in Believer’s Mag.)

The Merari, were to keep the charge of the boards, all of the bars, all of the pillars of the court round about , the sockets, and the pins, and their cords, along with all the instruments of their service in the priesthood in the Tabernacle.

[Numb. 4: 29-33]

sanctuary2

Now, the Kohathites, were to be numbered within the families of Levites(priesthood) but their responsibilities in service were laid out by God, from the previous portion of the Scripture study. [Numb. 4: 1-20]

When Aaron and his sons, had made coverings for all of the sanctuary, and all the vessels, as the camp set forward {[to move]}; after that the sons of Kohath shall come to bear it: but they shall not touch any holy thing, lest they die. 

[Numb. 4: 15-20;  Chpt. 4: 34-37]

levite-kohathites-carrying-the-tabernacle

Then, God instructed Moses and Aaron, along with the assistance of the priesthood to purify the camp of the children of Israel.  Helping the children of Israel to heal through keeping the statutes and commandments of God, and purging themselves, being a sanctified people to their God. The Hebrews also, learned the ways in which, they were to interact with each other; making amends if one was to offend another. [Numb. 5: 1-10]

If a husband were to accuse his wife, in a fit of jealousy of being unfaithful, the Sotah-סוטהwas a means to bring clarity to the situation.

[Numb. 5: 1-31]

Also, the vow of the Nazirite, was a focus point of this study portion, as God spoke to Moses in instructing the children of Israel.  God said to Moses, if any of the children of Israel wish to separate themselves to God by a vow, then there were rules to follow in accordance to such.

[Numb. 6: 1-21]

Samson ben Manoah

Samson ben Manoah

The priestly blessing that was also told to Moses by God.  Moses, was to teach Aaron and his sons, the blessing so that they should perform service of blessing the children of Israel, to put God’s name upon them, so they could receive it.

[Numb. 6: 24-26]

The Priestly Blessing

The Priestly Blessing

All thing going into their rightful places, ordered by God’s word; from there, the Tabernacle was consecrated as Moses completed setting up the Tabernacle, anointing it and all of the instruments for the services.  the Princes of Israel, or the twelve(12) heads of their fathers households, brought each of their own offerings from the tribes they came out of. [Numb. 7]

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34th 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 Bamidbar-בְּמִדְבַּר  , 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 1st & 2nd of the month of Siw(v)an-סִיוָן . (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 Midre Beda-ምድረ በዳ, on the 2nd() & 3rd()day of ወርኀ(month)- ግንቦት(Ginbot).  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 1:1-4:20

Hosea 2:  1-23

Romans 9: 22-23

As we go forward, in our studies, we’ve come to another book in the Torah.  This parsha study has brought us to Bamidbar(translated into English as; Numbers; or Midbar-מִדְבַּר =pasture/open field/desert, & Ba(e’)= בְּ , with Midbar, making the Hebrew word BaMidbar, either meaning, “In the Book of Numbers,” or “In the wilderness“)/the same in the Ethiopian-Amharic language with the word, Midre Beda-ምድረ በዳ= the wilderness”.

Mount Sinai הר סיני በሲና ተራራ

Mount Sinai
הר סיני
በሲና ተራራ

In this study of the Scriptures, God speaks to Moses and tells him to number the children of Israel, by the generations out of the houses of their families(by Tribal origin).  Moses and Aaron, then take what might be known, in today’s society, as a census of the Israelites; while they’re in the wilderness of Sinai.

[Numb. 1: 1-16]

The Biblical references more than likely only mention the males(in some cases, it is because of the degeneration of the Scriptures’ translation & significance; but it should be noted that a focus on the male mentioning is because of the males’ responsibilities to his family: to protect, provide, & procure tranquil & secure surroundings for those they love and care for.)

tabernacle(cloud)2

This numbering of the tribes was to acknowledge and put in order the able bodies (especially the men), who were fit to go to war for Israel, if the time saw fit.  In taking in account, for the numbers of the people who came from specific lineages, it was then set into place that there should be an order by which the Tribes Of Israel, should align themselves in accordance to.  God wielded the specifics to Moses, and instructed him to take the tribes and order them in his fashion/order;  Moses & his brother, Aaron, did so. [Numb. 1: 17-49]

12 tribes of israel(counting in the wildlerness)

Moses & Aaron, numbered the children of Israel, then appointed heads of the households from the tribes.(…twelve men, each of their father’s house…)

Princes of Israel [Numb. 1: 44]

 KHeruyan

papyrus of ani

Moses & Aaron also received instructions from God, not to number the tribe of Lew(v)i with the rest of the children of Israel.  They were to have a separate responsibility among the people.  Just as they were to administer the duties of priests in Israel, in the Tabernacle, they were to continue in that way.  The tribes were then assembled orderly into an encampment around the Tabernacle. [Numb. 1:49- 2:34]

Encampment-of-the-Tribes(in the wilderness of Sinai)

encampment of israel in the wilderness

In this encampment every tribe would raise a standard(or banner), with an ensign for the tribes. [Numb. 2: 1-32]

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Moses & Aaron, were to also assemble the Tribe of Le(w)i and consecrate them to keep the charge of Aaron(the High Priest), and for the entire congregation of Israel.  They were to keep the instruments of the Tabernacle and perform the service for the congregation. [Numb. 3 & 4]

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