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17th 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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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 come to the Torah portion of Yitro-יִתְרוֹ.  On the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in this year 5774, this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 16th-טז, & the 17th-יז, of the month of Shebet-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 2006/2026/7506, on the Ethiopic calendar.  This calculation, with its readings from the Scriptures, would align to the 9th-፱, & the 10th-፲, on the (ወርኀ)month of T’r(ጥር).  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

This portion of the study of the Scriptures brings in, Yitro/Yotor-, or the name of the Moses’ father-on-law, Jethro.  Jethro, the priest of Midian.

yitro - parsha [Exodus - Midian]

Jethro, took Ts’ipporah, Moses‘s wife, and their two sons, Gershom & Eliezer, to meet him in the wilderness.  Moses, began to tell his father-in-law about the happenings in Egypt, between the people of that land and the children of Israel; & Jethro saw favor on Moses, and Israel.

[Exo. 18: 1-9]

Jethro & Moses _ by James J. Tissot

Jethro & Moses _ by James J. Tissot

Jethro, then blessed the God of Israel, Moses, & the people.  But, he then saw how the people were bringing every problem that arose, (small or massive), to Moses for him to solve.  Jethro, then told Moses, that the thing he was doing would take its toll on him.  Instead, discerning between every single matter among Israel, he instructed Moses to appoint, heads of certain numbers between the people.  Thus, lightening the load of carrying the entire weight of responsibility for Israel on his shoulders.

[Exo. 18: 10-27]

mount sinai

YHWH, commanded Moses, to speak to the children of Israel, to sanctify themselves for the God would speak with them, upon the mountain they had come to from Rephidim, to the mountain in the wilderness.

[Exo. 19: 1-16]

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Moses, then received the words of God to Israel, there in the wilderness of Sinai.

[Exo. 19: 17- 20: 23

decalogue-10 commandments-tablets-old hebrew

13th 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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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 come to the Torah portion of Shemot-שְׁמוֹת.  On the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in this year 5774, this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 17th-יז, & the 18th-יח, of the month of Tebetטֵבֵת, 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 2006/2026/7506, on the Ethiopic calendar.  This calculation, with its readings from the Scriptures, would align to the 11th-፲፩, & the 12th-፲፪, on the (ወርኀ)month of Tah’sas-ታኅሣሥ.  In the Scriptures, what is also known as S’moch-ስሞች.  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 1:1- 6:1

Isaiah 27: -28:13

Isaiah 29: 22-23

Acts 7: 17-35

I Corinthians 14: 18-25

As we move out of the first book of the Torah/Orit, we go into the second book, which is Exodus.

Bob-Marley_Exodus

Now, the children of Israel had come into Egypt under Joseph, & buried Jacob(Israel) in the land of Canaan.  Wherefore, the children of Israel grew exceedingly in Egypt.  But, as time past there came a Pharaoh, who did not know Joseph, & sought to dealt wisely with the Hebrews, for there was worry of the great numbers the children of Israel grew to.  But, taking matters further, the Pharaoh that did not know Joseph, found it beneficial to serve the Hebrews with work of rigor.

[Exo. 1: 1-11]

Exo. 1: 11 [...Pithom & Raamses...]

Exo. 1: 11 […Pithom & Raamses…]

Even, taking matters to another step, there was a decree made by Pharaoh, to have any male child of the children of Israel slain.  This charge was given to two Hebrew midwives: Shiphrah & Puah.

[Exo. 1: 12-22]

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These two Hebrew women, did not follow the orders the Pharaoh, for they feared the judgement of God, more than he.  So, Israel continued to grow in number.  Pharaoh determined, charged his people to take matters more seriously.  In the midst of this, out of the house of Levi, was born a male-child, at three months was sent up a river, in attempt to save his life, by his mother.

Exo. 2:4 [...& his sister stood afar of...]

Exo. 2:4 […& his sister stood afar of…]

This child was found at the hand of the daughter of the Pharaoh, whom knew of the decree for the Hebrew male children, & noticed the this child was one of the them, wrapped the clothing of their arrangements, and a small ark of bulrushes.  The daughter of the Pharaoh, took him and had him nursed by the Hebrew woman, who sent him up the river.

[Exo. 2: 1-10]

moshe(muse)_draw from the river

The child grew in favor of the Egyptians, but things began to change in his life, as he learned more about himself.  The child had been named Moses by the daughter of the Pharaoh, for she drew him from the waters.  He went out one day, among the Hebrews & saw an Egyptian smiting a Hebrew, enraged by the burdens which the children of Israel had to endure, he in sudden moment slew the Egyptian & hid him in the sand.  Days past, & then Moses saw two Hebrew at each others throats, in argument, Moses intervened & tried to find common ground between the two.  But, one who clearly had been found at fault the argument, confronted Moses, and rejected him for he knew of Moses interaction between the Hebrew & the Egyptian he had slain, in secret.  Moses, for fear, fled to Midian, where he would later meet Reu’el(Jethro); a man who raised seven daughters.  The seven daughters, were whom Moses would meet first, for they came to a well to draw water for the flocks they attended for their father.  The seven daughters of Reu’el(Jethro), were being harassed by some other shepherds & Moses again, intervened driving them away, along with helping them water their flocks.

[Exo. 2: 11-17]

shemot - parsha [maps-bible-archeology-exodus-arabia-midianites-ishmaelites]

the daughters came to tell their father of what happened to the mat the well, & they described Moses as an Egyptian, for he still carried a few things which he left with, but Reu’el, knew that of the times, it would be odd for an Egyptian to help a Midianite.  Reu’el(Jethro), invited Moses to stay a while in Midian.  Before long Moses felt love one Reu’el’s  daughters & her name was Ts’ipporah-ሲፓራ/צִּפּוֹרָה.

moshe and tsipporah(prince of egpyt movie)

They were married and had a son, whom they named Gershom-ጌርሳም/גֵּרְשׁוֹם.

[Exo. 2: 18-22]

The cry of the children of Israel became great, so great they even sought a deliverer, from prophecies.  Moses, now attended the flocks of Reu’el(Jethro), but the voice of God was about to call upon him.

[Exo. 2: 23- 3:19]

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Moses, then took his family into Egypt, & reunited with his original family, in which his brother Aaron, became his priest.  Moses, then is confronted with the disbelief of the children of Israel. & thus began the exchange, between Moses & Pharaoh; exchanges which would be for the release of the Hebrew people from Egypt.

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[Exo. 3:20- 6:1]

36th 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 Beha’aloteKH’a-בְּהַעֲלֹתְךָ , from the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in the year 5773 this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 15th & 16th for this week, in this mode of study; for those out in the diaspora or outside of Jerusalem or Israel.  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 Sitlekʷis-ስትለኵስ, on the 16th(፲፮) & 17th(፲፯) 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 8:1- 12:16

Zechariah 2: 14- 4:17

I Corinthians 10: 6-13

Revelation 11: 1-19

In this week’s portion of the study of the Scriptures, Moses is instructed by God to tell his brother, Aaron to light the seven lamps for the candlestick(Menorah) in the Tabernacle.

menorah (golden 7 branch)

& Aaron, did so; lighting the lamps. [Numb. 8: 1-4]

 Dutch Artist rendition of the Lighting of The Menorah [ca. 1705]

Dutch Artist rendition of the Lighting of The Menorah [ca. 1705]

Moses, is then also instructed to sanctify the priesthood(Levites) before the entire assembly of the children of Israel.  The children of Israel outstretched their hands forth to consecrate the blessing & cleansing of the Levites among the Hebrews, also for their service in the Tabernacle.  [Numb. 8: 5-18]

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The Levites were taken by God to be the firstborn among the children of Israel.  The priesthood were to adhere to Aaron and his sons, and conduct the services and duties in the Tabernacle.

pesaKH-passover symbols

The laws, commandments, and statutes, for the appointed season of the Passover were given to Moses for the children of Israel, in the wilderness of Sinai.  The laws were given in the first month(Abib/Nisan) of the second year of the Israelites’ coming out of Egypt.  The fourteenth day of this month was when the Hebrews were to keep the memorial of the Passover.  (even in the wilderness) [Numb. 9: 1-14]

"The Coming Forth By Day & By Night"

“The Coming Forth By Day & By Night”

The day the Tabernacle was reared up, a cloud covered the Tabernacle, over the Tent of Meeting(the Sanctuary), and in the evening to nightfall, a pillar of fire hovered the same of the Tabernacle.  [Numb. 9: 15-23]

two-silver-trumpets(Numbers 9 BehaaloteKHa)

God then spoke to Moses, saying, speak to the children of Israel, that they make two (2) trumpets of silver; for they would be used in the calling of the assembly & for the journeying of the camps.  The rules for the bowing of these trumpets would find an alignment different from that of the blowing of the Shofar.  [Numb. 10: 1-10]

two-silver-trumpeteers

The cloud then, was taken up from Tabernacle & the children of Israel journeyed on the twentieth (20) of the second month(Iyyar) out of the wilderness of Sinai to the wilderness of Paran. [Numb. 10: 11-36]

Taberah- The fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost part of the camp. [Numb. 11: 1]

Taberah– The fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost part of the camp. [Numb. 11: 1]

The children of Israel then began to complain, and grumble for they had begun to forget the ways of God; how and why he brought them out of Egypt.  Their complaining kindled the the anger of God.  [Numb. 11: 1-3]

Israelites gathering the Manna.

Israelites gathering the Manna.

Now, the mixt multitude went lusting after their old ways, even from their captivity. (even after the fire at Taberah)  Yet now, in this study portion of the Scriptures the children of Israel wept again; now, for they desired flesh to eat. [Numb. 11: 4-9]

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Moses, heard the people and went before God, not knowing what to do for the weeping and complaining.  God instructed Moses, to gather those of the children of Israel, who were known as the elders(or wise) among them; for God would lift the burden of bearing all of the children of Israel’s problem upon himself.  [Numb. 11: 10-39]

Moshe, & the seventy elder of Israel _שִׁבְעִים) מִזִּקְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל)

Moshe, & the ( seventy elders of Israel _שִׁבְעִים מִזִּקְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל )

God then sent a wind that brought quail to the children of Israel, & they did eat but, while the meat was in the process of consumption, a plague of death fell upon them; so much so that like Taberah, the place where the children of had fell away from the grace of God here was named Kibrothatta’awah-קִבְרוֹת הַתַּאֲוָה‎ , or in translation the ( graves of lust ).  [Numb. 11: 31-35]

Kibrothhatta'a(w)vah  The Plague that was  Inflicted On Israel While Eating The Quails_(illustration from the 1728' Figures de la Bible)

Kibrothhatta’a(w)vah The Plague that was Inflicted On Israel While Eating The Quails_(illustration from the 1728′ Figures de la Bible)

From the place of the children of Israel’s graves of lust they journeyed on to Hazeroth.

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Here, Moses’ sister and brother spoke against him, for he married an Æthiopian woman.

a depiction of Moses 7 Ts'ipporah_ (from the Disney movie "Prince of Egypt)

a depiction of Moses & Ts’ipporah_ (from the Disney movie “Prince of Egypt)

[SIDENOTES]

(Hebrew translation for Ethiopian is Cushi-כּוּשִׁי/Cush’yim-כּוּשִׁים ; this the original form of acknowledging the “African,” “dark,” or “Negro” phenotype of someone.)

modern Hebrew annotates a new form to accommodate the identification of those from modern Ethiopia, with this translation Ethiopia-אֶתִיוֹפִּיָה .

God was angered, so that he spoke to Miriam, Moses, and Aaron.  But, upon his departure Miriam, Moses’ sister became leprous.  Aaron, Moses’ brother pleaded with him, for Miriam’s case & Moses prayed for his sister to be healed.  God gave grace and said that, seven days, Miriam should be set outside the camp; once she was healed, she could return.

Miriam Shut Out From The Camp_ (by James Tissot)

Miriam Shut Out From The Camp_ (by James Tissot)