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RSS#17 (ዮቶር/יִתְרוֹ)

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 a new regeneration 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 (or Yefdeyah).

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 Yitro – יִתְרוֹ.  On the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in this year 5777, this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 21stכא, & on the 22ndכב, of the month of Shébât – שְׁבָט, 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 2009/2029/7509, on the Ethiopic calendar.  This calculation, with its readings from the Scriptures, would align to the 11th – ፲፩, & on the 12th – ፲፪, of the (ወርኀ)month of Yekatït – የካቲት.  In the Scriptures, what is also known as Yotor – ዮቶር.  The Ethiopic calendar is solar (with its correspondence to the Sun) aligns to this Sabbath (or Senbet – ሰንበት) in the Ethiopian language of Amharic, which is currently one of the languages of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (the other language being Ge’ez-(ግእዝ).

Readings:

Exodus 18:1- 20:23

Isaiah 6:1- 7:6

Isaiah 9:5-6

Matthew 5:8-20

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Now, for in summation of the study we have in front of us; In this portion of the study of the Scriptures, Jethro (Yitro in Hebrew; Yotor in Amharic), Moses’ father-in-law, hears the all that has happened in Egypt. The miracles of Israel’s departure from Egypt, GOD’s guidance through the wilderness, & his help in the defeat of the enemies of the children of Israel.

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Now, the children of Israel have sojourned to the dwelling of Moses’ wife(Ts’pporah) and father-in-law’s, land in Midian & pitched camp. Jethro, then advises Moses on structuring the command of the children of Israel into a sort of order of civil officers, after bringing his wife and two sons (Gershom; who’s name has the meaning of “I have been an foreigner in a strange land,” & Eliazar; who’s name has the meaning of, “the GOD of my fatheris mine help & delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh”) from Midian to the wilderness.

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Jethro, then entreats the GOD of Israel, sighting him as greater then all gods. Then Jethro took a burnt offering and sacrificed to the GOD of Israel, & broke bread with Moses, Aaron, & all the elders of Israel.

Moses, takes heed to his father-in-law’s words, & assembles all the tribes of Israel and appoints heads over them.  These heads(of the tribes) would discern small matters and only bring matters that were of great concern to Moses, to not wear heavy on him, burdens of an entire nation.

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In the third month, of the coming out of Egypt, Israel came to the wilderness of Sinai, from Rephidim. Moses went up the Mount, in the wilderness & GOD spoke to him, calling for Israel to become a nation of priests & a holy nation.

[Ex. 19:5]

Jewish/Hebrew calendarformulated at Hebrew4Christians.com

Whenever GOD came to speak to Moses, to lay out instructions for Israel to follow, GOD came in a cloud of fire upon the Mount in Sinai. Moses then, took instructions of GOD to sanctify the children of Israel & to command them not to come near the mountain, for if they did, they would surely be put to death. Man or beast, should not come near the mountain in the wilderness.

[Ex. 19:1-13]

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The GOD of Israel also gives to Moses and the Israelites, what is known as the Ten Commandments. No one else goes up, upon the mountain to meet GOD but Moses. Aaron, his sons & the elders of Israel come with Moses but they leave Moses to go further up to receive the instructions at the height of the mountain.

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(613 Mitzvot=Commandmaents):

http://www.jewfaq.org/613.htm

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-613-mitzvot-commandments

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/613_commandments

http://www.vaadrv.org/rambam613mitzvot.asp

22nd-23rd (ክፍል/פרשה) 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)Văyăkhäl – וַיַּקְהֵל , combined with Pékūdei – פְקוּדֵי for this week, 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 (W)Vayikra. From the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in the 5775 this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 22nd-(כב), & the 23rd-(כג), 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 Säb’s’bō – ሰብስቦ , for the Sabbath of (W)Văyăkhäl,Ϊ’Qă D’mr Y’h Nä– ዕቃ ድምር ይህ ነው , for the study of the Sabbath Pekūdei; on the 4th-፬, & 5th-፭, of ወርኀ(month) of 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)

To pre-cure an adequate number of portions for the Torah Sabbath readings 2015 is classified as a year where parsha(portion)-[W]Văyăkhäl, & is combined with parsha(portion)-Pékūdei.

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Readings: **DOUBLE PORTION**

✡ ([W]Văyăkhäl – Säb’s’bō) ✡

Exodus 35:1 – 38:20

I Kings 7:40-50

II Corinthians 9:6-11

I Corinthians 3:11-18

✡ (Pékūdei – Ϊ’Qă D’mr Y’h Näw) ✡

Exodus 38: 21 – 40:38

I Kings 7: 51- 8:21

Hebrews 1: 1-14

I Cor. 3: 16,17

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Now, for in summation of the study we have in front of us; In this portion of the study of the Scriptures, Moses relays the rules & regulations for the Sabbath & how they are to conduct themselves and teach the following generations as a statute among them, forever. Moses also gave the instructions of God, to the children of Israel for the construction of the tabernacle.  He explains how two chosen among them were Betz’aleel ben Uri(ben Uri=son of Uri), out of the tribe of Judah, & Aholiab ben Achiycamakh(ben Achiycamakh=son of Achiycamakh) were called by God to be the craftsmen of the Tabernacle in the wilderness.

pekudei - parsha [builders of the tabernacle]

The children of Israel were to bring, of a willing heart, offerings to God that would aid in the construction of the tabernacle. Things like: fine linen of the colors blue, purple, scarlet, goat’s hair, badger’s skin, shittim wood, as well as, ram’s skin{dyed red}, gold, silver, oil for light, spices(for anointing and the candlestick-lampstand and incense), brass. Also, onyx stones for the ephod, & the “wise-hearted” [Ex. 36: 5-35]

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While the people brought willing to God the items, which they could provide, but it was brought to Moses’ attention that they brought more than what would be needed. Moses then gave commandment and proclamation to the children of Israel that they be restrained from bringing anymore gifts/offerings to the builders and the wise-hearted for the service. [Ex.36: 1-7]

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(Pekudei-I’Qa D’mir Yih New)

Exodus 38: 21- 40:38

I Kings 7: 51- 8:21

Hebrews 1: 1-14

I Cor. 3: 16,17

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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