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21st RSS#(፳፩/כא) Portion Study

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 regenartion of cycle Torah readings!  This is another one of the many interpretations of the Scriptures from the light of Ras Tafari by, I, Lidj Yefdi (pronounced Lij, Yef-dee).

I assure you that if you are patient with me, come with a willing mind and heart(ready to learn), you will receive more than what you might have asked for, in seeking the perspective of a Ras Tafarian’s I-sight (eyesight) into the study of the Scriptures.

So,with this Hebrew Shabbot (or Sabbath day) if those who actually open up their Bibles to read in a Jewish/Hebrew cycle of readings, & thoroughly discern, have come to the opening of the Torah portion with Ki-Tis(sh)a – כִּי תִשָּׂא.  On the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in this year 5776, this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 17th – יז, & on the 18thיח, of the month Adar – אֲדָר, 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 2007/2027/7507, on the Ethiopic calendar.  This calculation, with its readings from the Scriptures, would align to the 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 2007/2027/7507, on the Ethiopic calendar.  This calculation, with its readings from the Scriptures, would align to the 19th – ፲፱, & on the 20th – ፳, on the (ወርኀ) month of የካቲት (Yekateet).  In the Scriptures, what is also known as BeQʷäT’ärháchäw Gizey – በቈጠርሃችው ጊዜ

. 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 30: 11 – 34:35

I Kings 18: 1-39

II Corinthians 3: 1-18

In this portion of the study of the Scriptures, the men of the children of Israel were to make Atonement for them, and their families.  So, in turn, the atonement that was made by the men of the families could’ve been compared to a sort of census; taking an account for the children of Israel. A half-shekel of silver, was what was known to be used to donate to the sanctuary of Israel.

Exod. 30: 11-16

Exod. 30: 11-16

The finest of spices and of oils, and these were to be taken for an anointing, of the Priesthood. Then the Tabernacle was to be anointed, the Ark of the Covenant, along with all that was in the sanctuary. The Sabbath was to be continually kept, for how the anointing, sanctified the Tabernacle; the Sabbath sanctified them to God.

ki tissa- parsha (anointing the priesthood)

More instruction for the construction of the fixings of the Tabernacle were run down to Moses in the portion of the Scriptures.

Tabernacle Israelites Built(illustration from 1897 Bible Pictures and What They Teach Us by Charles Foster)

The bronze water basin was where the priests (Aaron and his descendants) were to wash before carrying out the duties that were to be done in service of the Tabernacle. Many can draw very close conclusions to how Christ wash the feet of the 12(twelve) disciples on Passover before he was betrayed to this way of service.{Putting Christ, in the seat of a High Priest;  [Order of Melchisedeq]*}. The Anointing Oil was for the priests to be anointed before conducting the service of the ministry and for all the objects of the sanctuary.

ki tissa - parsha (priests water basin)

Moses, then spoke with two chosen to build for Israel, the sanctuary of the Tabernacle. Betz’alel, of Judah(son of Uri), and Aholiab, of Dan(son of Achiycamakh); would build: the Tabernacle, the Ark, and all the furniture for the sancutuary, along with these: the garments of the priests, also.

ki tissa - parsha (betzalel ben hur and oholiab ben achiysamach)

Moses then, ascends the Mount, that is Sinai, & it would seem to the children of Israel, that he would never return, for he stayed for forty days. But, once he descended, he found that Aaron & the Levites had molted gold together to make a calf that the children of Israel worshiped.

ki tissa - parsha (moses ascends the mount)

But, before Moses could return there were certain ones in and among the children of Israel, convincing Aaron to make a calf of gold which they began to worship, for Moses stayed atop the mountain to the point that some presumed his death.

ki tissa - parsha (the calf of gold)

Moses, then receiving instruction from YHWH, to return to the people for they corrupted themselves with an idol.  Moses, at the moment’s notice tried to intercede upon seeing what the people had done, but waxed hot in anger, & destroyed the tablets of stone with the instructions on the calf of gold.

ki tissa - parshA ( Moses destroys the tablets and the golden calf)

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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.

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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)