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RSS#18 (ሥራዓት/מִּשְׁפָּטִים)

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 Mishpatïm – מִּשְׁפָּטִים.  On the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in this year 5777, this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 28th – , & on the 29th – , 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 17th – ፲፯, & on the 18th – ፲፰of the (ወርኀ)month of Yekatït – የካቲት.  In the Scriptures, what is also known as Sír’âut – ሥራዓት.  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 21:1- 24:18

Jeremiah 34:8-22 ; chpt. 33: 25, 26

Matthew 5:38-42 ; chpt. 17: 1-11

Now, in summation of the study we have in front of us, this portion of the study of the Scriptures, laws/ordinances/judgments for the Passover(Pesach – פסח /Fasika – ፋሲካ) are set out.  In addition to the Decalogue(Ten Commandments/Words), another series of laws were given to Moses, to give to the children of Israel. This has been accounted for as the covenant upon Mount Sinai (or the Sinaitic Covenant).  God commands Moses, Aaron, & Aaron’s sonsNadab and Abihu, to ascend the mountain.

[Ex. 24:9-11]

Covenant Code(detailed statutes)

[Exodus 21-23]

ELoHIM upon Mt Sinai

The instituting of Hebrews,( in particular the men ), to show up or appear, before God three times was established, with these detailed statutes.

Laws and ordinances, on servitude, child rearing, crime, and other aspects, are covered for the children of Israel to observe and do.  This has been accounted for as the covenant upon Mount Sinai.

Feast of Unleavened Bread

(Passover – פֶּסַח), is a memorial of the Exodus from Egypt. It also observes, the avoiding all leavened grain products and similar foods of consumption.  Most families or communities tell stories of the Exodus traditionally. Pesach(Passover) usually lasts eight days (for some others it may comprise seven days): Passover’s equivalent in Ethiopian Jewish/Hebrew tradition is called (Fasika – ፋሲካ) from other translated sources Fasika, is the equivalent for the meaning from/into Easter; in the English. Fasika has been an upkeep from the traditions and teachings of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church, since around fourth century A.D.  Even, for what is known as a Christian church, this festival of Fasika (Easter/Passover) holds significance than what is known as Christmas. Fasika succeeds an approx., 56-day fasting period, which is has certain relevancy to the Western Christian ideas of Lent. Fasika, is known to be a a day of high celebration.

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Also, in continuance of the giving of the laws, statutes and commandments, along with the judgments of YHWH; the children of Israel were also given more times of observances for the Hebrew people.  These observances have become, what is known as the Moed’im – מועדים. [translated literally into “appointed times.”]

- notice the similarities in the (L) Ethiopian "Sahin" & the (R) Hebrew "Seder" plates.

– notice the similarities in the (L) Ethiopian “Sahin” & the (R) Hebrew “Seder” plates.

http://www.yashanet.com/studies/revstudy/rev3.htm

The people of Israel, proclaimed that they would hear obey the commands of YHWH.

http://www.messianic-torah-truth-seeker.org/Torah/Pesach/Pesach.html

Sh'mura Matz'ot - Rabbinical supervised unleavened bread

Sh’mura Matz’ot – Rabbinical supervised unleavened bread; very much resembles the Injera [እንጀራ] prevalent in the cuisine of Ethiopia.

Feasts Of Weeks

Now, the second of these important feasts is the Feast of Weeks/Harvest, (Shav(b)uot / Ch’ag Shab(v)uot – חג שבעות) commemorates the day God gave the Torah/the LAW to the entire nation of Israel which had come to be assembled at Mount Sinai.  Shavuot is linked to Passover, it also concludes the Counting of the Omer, of the seven weeks/counting of God’s festivals.

harvest-shavuot

Feast of Tabernacles

and at the Feast of Tabernacles/Succoth(Sukkot – סֻכּוֹת) The Feast of the Ingathering, is celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tisrei, on the Hebrew/Jewish calendar. Moses told the children of Israel to gather for a reading of the Law during Sukkot every seventh year (Deut. 31:10-11).  Succoth is a seven day holiday, and part of what is known in Jewish tradition as the Chol HaMoed (festival weekdays). Observance of Sukkot is detailed in the Book of this week’s Torah portion.

[Exodus 23:14]

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In this portion of the Scriptures, important observances for the children of Israel, which have now become known as the Shalosh Regalim.

(or commonly known as the three national High Holy Days of Israel)

After this establishment Moses, was then summoned by God to ascend the mountain where he remained for forty days and forty nights.

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✡ Feast of Unleavened Bread – የቂጣውን በዓል – חג המצות ✡ …Passover continued…

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

Ras Tafari Renaissance writes to give perspective to the Hebraic remembrance of the Passover.  In modern Judaism, it is known by the Hebrew term as Pesach – פֶּסַח.  Jewish traditions celebrate the liberation from slavery in Egypt approx., 3,300 yrs ago by God; during the time of the Pharaohs, and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of.  But, from the Ethiopian-Hebraic perspective, the liberation came from within a spiritual, socio-political,  and religious viewpoints between Northern Egypt (Lower Egypt) & Southern Egypt (Upper Egypt).

Now as the celebration of Pesach has come to a close for this year and the festival/feast of Unleavened Bread has begun, we here at RRR, seek to expound on the intricate details of the second celebration which extends the joyous event of Pesach;

the Feast of Unleavened Bread – የቂጣውን በዓል – חג המצות.

- Ethiopian baked bread (Injera)

– Ethiopian baked bread (Injera)

 

During the initiation of the Passover, the last plague (10th/tenth) placed upon the Egyptians and the Land of Egypt, the children of Israel the next morning were unable to fully prepare for the journey they were about to take through the wilderness; for they were thrust out Egypt for Pharaoh wanted nothing more to do with the Hebrews for the power of God of Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob had proven omnipotent.

[Exod. 11:29-33]

- Pharoah telling Moses, to take his people & leave Egypt. (painting by James J. Tissot)

– Pharoah telling Moses, to take his people & leave Egypt. (painting by James J. Tissot)

The Egyptians were urgent on getting the children of Israel, to leave the land of Egypt after the angel of death, sent by the God of the Hebrews to plague Egypt, of the all the firstborn of the land.

So, the Israelites took what they could of their own belongings, and the Egyptians lent to them what they didn’t have for fear of any plagues.  But, when it came to the food that the children of Israel sought to take with them, the bread they had baked was without leaven so the dough had no time to rise for they sought to leave Egypt abruptly.

Israel leaving Egypt _ painting by Tissot

Israel leaving Egypt _ painting by Tissot

While, in route through the wilderness the children of Israel ate unleavened bread, until there was no more bread at all; as they did for the institution of the Passover Seder.

[Exod. 12:15 ; vrs. 33-51]

- notice the similarities in the (L) Ethiopian "Sahin" & the (R) Hebrew "Seder" plates.

– notice the similarities in the (L) Ethiopian “Sahin” & the (R) Hebrew “Seder” plates.

Links for Study:

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Holidays/Spring_Holidays/Pesach/pesach.html

http://www.lionofjudahsociety.org/free-pdf-book-rastafari-exodus-passover-haggadah-seder-worthy-is-jah-lamb/

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lojsociety

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

http://www.chabad.org/holidays/passover/pesach_cdo/aid/871715/jewish/Passover-Pesach-2017.htm

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

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/passover-history-and-overview

39th 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 come to the Torah portion of KH’ukat-.חֻקַּת. From the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in the year 5773, this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 6th & 7th, of the month of Tammuzתמוז, for this week, in this mode of study; for those out in the diaspora or outside of Jerusalem or Israel.  (The Hebrew Calendar corresponds to a Lunar cycle of the Moon) but, from an Ethiopic-Christian perspective and calculation these readings from the Scriptures would align to what is known as YeH’gu T’izaz Y’h’ New-የሕጉ ትእዛዝ ይህ ነው, for the 7th() & 8th() days of the ወራት(months)- ግንቦት (Ginbot) & ሰኔ (Seney).  The Ethiopic calendar, which is solar (with its correspondence to the Sun) aligns to this Sabbath (or Senbet-ሰንበት) in the Ethiopian language of Amharic which is currently one of the languages of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church(the other language being Ge’ez-ግእዝ).

Readings:

Numbers 19:1- 22:1

Judges 11: 1-33

Hebrews 9: 11-28

John 3: 10-21

On this Sabbath, we study where Moses and his brother Aaron, receive the ordinance of the law, in which God commanded them to take a “red heifer,” in the order for sacrifice/offering.  Instead of this offering being of the male of the first year, this one was to be of the female; also, she was not to be offered in the Tabernacle/Mishkan but, to offered outside of the camp, for her blood was to be sprinkled seven(7) times before the Tabernacle of the congregation, with the finger of Eleazar (Levite priest-son of Aaron).

[Numb. 19: 1-10]

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The law for the death of a man in a tent, was also given to the children of Israel, in this portion of the Scriptures.  Seven(7) days shall the tent, any open vessel, which hath no covering, whosoever touched the one slain/deceased, in the open field, or the grave would be unclean.

[Numb. 19: 11-21]

Upon the trek of the children of Israel, when they had come to Kadesh-Barnea, Miriam the Prophetess, (Moses’ sister) was gathered to her people(passed to the spirit world)

[Numb. 20:1]

Miriam  (Moses & Aaron's sister) a Prophetess_(Ex. 15:20, 21)

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(Moses & Aaron’s sister) passes at Kadesh-Barnea in the month of Nisan.[Numb. 20: 1]
Prophetess(Ex. 15:20, 21)

As the journey in the wilderness continued, the children of Israel grew restless once again.  The congregation gathered themselves together against Moses and Aaron.  They spoke ill off them, bringing them further into the wilderness to die of thirst, for there was no water.  Moses and Aaron went before the Tabernacle and fell on their faces(bowing in a plea to God).  God appeared to them, and spoke to Moses, instructing him to take his rod and gather the assembly of the children of Israel with Aaron.  Then he was to speak to the Rock, in front of the Hebrews and there water would come from the Rock; enough for the entire community of Israel.  Moses, along with Aaron gathered the people and brought them before the Rock, but in frustration with the constant murmuring and doubt of the children of Israel, instead of speaking to the Rock, Moses struck it with his rod, twice and water came from quenching the thirst of all the people and their cattle.

[Numb. 20: 2-13]

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Water From The Rock _wall painting of Moses in a Roman Catacomb dating to the 4th century AD.

Water From The Rock _wall painting of Moses in a Roman Catacomb dating to the 4th century AD.

Because of Moses’ disobedience, and because he waxed hot (became angered with the children of Israel; allowing his frustration to interfere with the instruction given to him by God);  God told him that he would not bring the people into the land, which was promised to their forefathers.  & the waters, which came from the Rock in that place, because the children of Israel strove with God; would be called Meribah– (which was to mean= quarrel, to strive, or provocation)

[Numb. 20: 13]

Moses then sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom, requesting safe passage through the land of Edom, assuring that nothing would stolen and the Hebrews come not to quarrel with any of the inhabitants of the land.  But, Edom would not allow Israel to pass through the land.  Edom warned Israel that if Israel was to pass through Edom would come out with the sword.  Moses speaking for Israel, assured again the nothing would taken and if so, it would be recompensed but, Edom refused once again; and came out to divert Israel from their path.  Israel, then turned away from Edom and journeyed from Kadesh to Mount Hor.  

[Numb. 20: 14-22]

{keep in mind: while going through this portion of the Scriptures lesson “Edom” equated/represents the Edomites/children of Esau, who became known as Edom; & when the Scriptures speak of “Israel,” even from a singular tone, it is speaking of the children of Israel/the Israelites.  Jacob, twin brother of Esau, would become known as “Israel” & father what would be known as the Twelve Tribes Of Israel.}

God, then spoke to Moses and Aaron at Mount Hor.  God said to them that Aaron (Moses’ brother), would be gathered to his people, and not enter into the land promised, to the children of Israel’s forefathers,for the rebellious actions at the waters of Meribah.  So upon Mount Hor, Aaron’s place as the Kahin HaGadol(High Priest) would pass along to his eldest son, Eleazar.  Moses was to take the garments and vestments of the High Priest and placed on and in the possession of his nephew, Eleazar.  Aaron then passes, leaving the Priesthood in the hands of son Eleazar, at Mount Hor.

[Numb. 20: 23-29]

Aaron-אַהֲרֹן  (Moses' brother) High Priest of Israel

Aaronאַהֲרֹןአሮን
(Moses’ brother)
High Priest of Israel
Byzantine (Eastern Orthodox Christian) painting

 

A Canaanite king, whose name was Arad, heard word of the children of Israel making trek to Canaan and he went out to fight against them and took some of them prisoners.  Israel, made vow with God, that if those of the Canaanite king Arad, who took some of the Hebrews as prisoners, were delivered into their hands, they would utterly destroy their cities.  God heard them, and gave way to for them to keep their word, and it was made so, to the extent that the place where the king Arad, the Canaanite dominion was, would be called Hormah,for it was close to Mount Hor, where the passing of Aaron, was.

[Numb. 21: 1-3]

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After the victory over Arad, the Canaanite king, the children of Israel journeyed from Mount Hor, by the way of the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom, and then the soul of the people grew weary, becoming discouraged.  Again, they spoke against Moses, moaning and groaning for food and water.  God sent fiery serpents, among the people and were bitten by them.  Many of the children of Israel died because of this, and turned to Moses, asking him to forgive them their doubt, and intercede with God for them.  Moses prayed for them and God instructed Moses, to make a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole so that every one that looked upon it would live.  Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it on a pole and what God said, had come to pass.  Those that looked upon the Brazen Serpent lived,  in spite of being bitten by the other serpents.

[Numb. 21: 4-9]

The Brazen Serpent (painting by James Tissot)

The Brazen Serpent (painting by James Tissot)

The children of Israel set forward and then, making their journey East around Edom; (From Kadesh-through-Moab) until they came to Beer(pronounced Ba-e’yr) where they then were given water to drink from God.

[Numb. 21: 10-20]

wilderness (zared river)

Israel, sent messengers to Sihon the king of the Amorites, requesting permission safe passage through the land of the Amorites, in the same manner that Israel requested of Arad, whom was a Canaanite king.  Israel would not take anything that was not their own and would not quarrel with any of the inhabitants of the land of the Amorites.  Sihon, wouldn’t let Israel pass through either, and gathered all his people together, to go out against Israel.  At Jahaz, the Amorites fought against Israel; Israel smote the Amorites with sword and then, possessed the lands from Arnon-to-Jabbok, even to the borders of the children of Ammon.

wilderness (from oboth-ijeabarimMoab-zared-arnon-ar-beer-mattanah-nahaliel-bamoth-pisgah-jahaz-hesbon-KHmeosh-dibon-nophah-medeba)

While Israel, dwelt in the land conquered of the Amorites, they also drove out the Amorites in Jaazer.  The children of Israel then, went north, and Og, the king of Bashan, cam out against them but, God told Moses “…to fear him not…,” for he to would be delivered into his hand.  There Israel, smote them and possessed the land there, as well.  Wherein, at that point, the children of Israel pitched camp in the plains of Moab, on the side of Jordan(river), near Jericho.

[Numb. 21: 21-35]

*[SPECIAL NOTES]

1) Islamic, Sura al-Baqurah(سورة البقرة), has a strong connection with this week’s Torah portion/study.

http://www.thequranrecitation.com/al-baqarah.html?language=english

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Baqara

2) Could the teachings of the Kundalini Energy have a connection with the Brazen Serpent?

brazen serpent - kundalini energy

-2a. Did the aspects of the Brazen Serpent influence modern medicine?

Caduceus- the symbol for Healing? _ (works cited from Essays by Ekowa)

The Caduceus– the symbol for Healing? _ (works cited from Essays by Ekowa)

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.

curseofisrael - Copy

...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…

judgment23 (slavery in the caribbean)

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.

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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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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

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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!!!!!

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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”

18th 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, & thoroughly discern, nonetheless studied either the Torah portion  Mishp(f)atim-מִּשְׁפָּטִים , 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 Terumah. From the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in the 5773 this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 5th & 6th day of the month Adarאֲדָר. (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 S(h)ir’aut- ሥርዓት; on the 8th & 9th of ወርኀ(month)- የካቲት(Yekateet). On the Ethiopic calendar, which is solar (with its correspondence to the Sun) this Sabbath (or Senbet-ሰንበት) in the Ethiopian language of Amharic which is currently one of the languages of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church(the other language being Ge’ez-ግእዝ)

Readings:

Exodus 21:1- 24:18

Jeremiah 34:8-22

Jeremiah 33:25, 26

Matthew 5:38-42

Matthew 17:1-11

Now, for in summation of the study we have in front of us; In this portion of the study of the Scriptures, laws/ordinances for the Passover(PesaKH- פסח /Fasika-ፋሲካ) are set out. In addition to the Decalogue(Ten Commandments), another series of laws are given to Moses, to give to the children of Israel. This has been accounted for as the covenant upon Mount Sinai(or the Sinaitic Covenant).  God commands Moses, Aaron, & Aaron’s sons: Nadab and Abihu, to ascend the mountain. [Ex. 24:9-11]

Covenant Code(detailed statutes)

[Exodus 21-23]

ELoHIM upon Mt Sinai

The instituting of Hebrews,( in particular the men ), to show up before God three times was established, with these detailed statutes.

Feast of Unleavened Bread

(Passover-פֶּסַח), is a memorial of the Exodus from Egypt. It also observes, the avoiding all leavened grain products and similar foods of consumption.  Most families or communities tell stories of the Exodus traditionally. Pesach(Passover) usually lasts eight days (for some others it may comprise seven days): Passover’s equivalent in Etiopian Jewish/Hebrew tradition is called (Fasika-ፋሲካ) from other translated sources Fasika connotates the meaning from/into Easter. Fasika has been an upkeep from the traditions and teachings of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church, since around fourth century A.D. Even, for what is known as a Christian church, this festival of Fasika(Easter/Passover) holds significance than what is known as Christmas. Fasika succeeds an approx., 56-day fasting period, which is has certain relevancy to the Western Christian ideas of Lent. Fasika, is known to be a a day of high celebration.

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http://www.messianic-torah-truth-seeker.org/Torah/Pesach/Pesach.html

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Feast of Weeks/Harvest, (Shavuot/KHag Shavuot-חג שבעות) commemorates the day God gave the Torah/the LAW to the entire nation of Israel which had come to be assembled at Mount Sinai. Shavuot is linked to Passover, it also concludes the Counting of the Omer, of the seven weeks/counting of God’s festivals.

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and at the Feast of Tabernacles/Sukkot. (Sukkot-סֻכּוֹת) The Feast of the Ingathering, is celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tisrei, on the Hebrew/Jewish calendar. Moses told the children of Israel to gather for a reading of the Law during Sukkot every seventh year (Deut. 31:10-11).  Sukkot is a seven day holiday, and part of what is known in Jewish tradition as the CHol HaMoed(festival weekdays). Observance of Sukkot is detailed in the Book of this week’s Torah portion. [Exodus 23:14]

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Moses, was summoned by God to ascend the mountain where he remained for forty days and forty nights.

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