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17th RSS#(፲፯/יז) 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 Yitro – יִתְרוֹ. On the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in this year 5776, this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 19th – יט, & the 20thכ, , 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 2007/2027/7507, on the Ethiopic calendar.  This calculation, with its readings from the Scriptures, would align to the 20th, & the 21st፳፩, 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

Jethro _ painting by James Tissot

Jethro
_ painting by James Tissot

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 father, is mine help & delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh”) from Midian to the wilderness.

israel exodus out of egypt map

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.

Moshe & the 70 elders of Israel

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]

yitro - parsha [wilderness]

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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Nash Papyrus2nd cent. Hebrew Decalogue

(613 Mitzvot-Commandmaents)

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

✡ Acknowledgment of OUR Ethiopian(Black)/African Hebrew Teachers ✡

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 yet another posting here at Ras Tafari Renaissance Revelations!  We thank all that have shown their support for this platform (in the name of Yeshua HaMesHIHa) & pray that the Father continues to bless all of you with a bountiful life going forward.

We interrupt our usual posting schedule to bring you updates from in & around the Hebraic communities of our affinity.  As we continue to seek the guidance Abba-Father, we take a moment to reflect on the generation that has built upon the foundations that have been laid before us.  We recognize our patriarchs (not withholding any honor to OUR matriarchs) for their service and diligent determination to continue the work of Hebrew generations to come.

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We initially refrained from posting on the immediate passing of these influential brethren but, in lieu of, their sequential transitions we now would like to make mentions of their contributions in the spirit & the truth to shed more light on the Teshub(v)a-“return” to the Father that has been taking place so rapidly.

lion of judah - jerusalem

We make mention to acknowledge Ras Seymour McLean (transitioned Oct. 2014), Rabbi Hailu Moshe Paris (Nov. 2014), & most recently Ben-Ammi Ben-Ysrael (Dec. 2014 – as reported by the immediate African Hebrew Israelite Community [Dimona] of Jerusalem; Israel) 

trinity - ethiopian painting

We honor these valiant brethren and elders to us here RRR, for their service, their brotherhood, and spiritual guidance in the special time that we currently are living in today.

We also make way for the spirit of God to continue to be a lamp in the darkness of this world or turmoil as we seek to transition from out of God’s way and return to Law & Grace.

We encourage those who are willing and able to honor our Hebraic patriarchs who have passed on to the spirit world in this wilderness wandering generation.  We also hope that we have your prayers and sentiment as we continue in the way set for us in this world.  (YH willing)

Shalom / Selamta family!!!

 - from (L) to (R)  Ras Seymour McLean, Rabbi Hailu Moshe Paris, & spiritual leader Acki Ben-Ammi ben-Ysrael

– from (L) to (R)
Ras Seymour McLean, Rabbi Hailu Moshe Paris, & spiritual leader Acki Ben-Ammi ben-Ysrael

*** NOTES *** :

below gives info on each individual, feel free to browse at your leisure

• http://www.rastafarigroundation.com/pt/10017-Ben-Ammi-Ben-Ysrael—Spiritual-leader-of-African-Hebrew-Israelites-transitions–OFFICIAL-STATEMENT-from-Community-10017/blog.htm

• http://tlv1.fm/so-much-to-say/2014/12/28/abba-hagadol-the-leader-of-the-african-hebrew-israelites-passes-on/

 http://forward.com/articles/208669/rabbi-hailu-moshe-paris-revered-leader-of-americas/?p=all

• http://www.blackjews.org/Bio%20of%20Black%20Rabbis/Rabbi%20Paris%20Biography.htm

• http://rastafari.tv/digital-memorial-documentary-loving-memory-ras-seymour-mclean-faithful-comrade-book-liberator/

 http://ethioinfodesk.com/true-ethiopia-friend-ras-seymour-mclean-passes-away/

42nd 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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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 Mâṭṭōt-מַּטּוֹת, from the Jewish or Hebraic Calendar in the year 5774 year, this Sabbath day would probably be accounted for as the 20th-, & the 21st-, of the month of Támmuz-תמוז.  (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 also as, Nəgədōch-ነገዶች.  This would calculate as the 11th-፲፩, & the 12th-፲፪, of the month(ወርኀ) of Ḥamlé-ሐምሌ.  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 30:2 – 32:42

Jeremiah 1:1 – 2:3

Matthew 5: 33-37

To follow up, on the last parsha/kífíl(portion) of the Scripture study, we’ve now to come to Mâṭṭōt-Nəgədōch, which both the Hebrew & Amharic words could be equivalent to “Tribes” in the English.

bechukotai - parsha (kinza- mattot negedoch)

At this point, Moses speaks to the heads of the tribes of Israel, on what God spoke about pertaining to vows.  When one of the children of Israel, were to make a vow or swear an oath to God, they were to uphold the words of that vow/oath.

If men were to make vows/oaths,(especially to God) they were to speak those words, which consisted of it and keep those words, which they had spoken.

[Numb. 30: 2-16]

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If women were to make vows/oaths,(especially to God) even in the house of their fathers; if the father heard the vow & didn’t speak against it, then vow/(s) would stand & she would have to be completely responsible for every word of her vow/oath; the same applied if the woman had a husband, as well.

[Numb. 30: 3-16]

mattot - parsha (vow)3

{-when the Bible speak on these vows, it shows the countenance of the Hebrew men, willing to take on the burdens of accountability & responsibility for the women of their congregation.  Though women, could make oaths/vows, they were only held fully accountable; 1) if their father or husbands would allow them to take on the burdens of fulfilling a vow/oath, seeing as how Hebrew men, & men in general, would rather shoulder a burden/(s) for their households than see their women bear those strenuous experiences.  But women, of course, were free to choose to bear those burdens or not.  2) including those women who were widowed, & those that happened to be divorced)

mattot - parsha (vow)

God then spoke to Moses, to prepare the children of Israel, to avenge themselves, and those they lost during the plague, for the troubles that the Midianites brought upon them at the sin of Baal-Peor. (those Midianites that sought to destroy them along with the Moabites of Balak’s reign; ref. 41st Parsha Study), Moses sent a thousand, of each tribe of Israel along with Phineas. (son of Eleazar, grandson of Aaron) So, Israel warred against Midian & overtook them.

[Numb. 31: 1-24]

mattot - parsha [midian-arabia]

A general presumption of the whereabouts of Midian

The remains of Midian were shared among the children of Israel.  The cattle, riches, estates, and land; divided it all among the tribes.  The children of Israel even made an offering to God, for their triumph, for every one of them that took up arms had enough to spread/share among themselves.

[Numb. 31: 25-54]

pic. provided by the American Bible Society

pic. provided by the American Bible Society

Now, the children of the tribes of Reuben & Gad, came to Moses, Eleazar, and the princes of the congregation vying for land from the parts of Israel jouney to the land of Canaan.  Though, the tribes of Reuben and Gad grew, and had much cattle, they sought to utilize the cattle in the part of the land that, seemingly was fit raising and maintaining the like.

[Numbers Chpt. 32]

The children of the tribes of Gad & Reuben speak with Moses, on issues of Land _ painting by Aurthur Boyd Houghton

The children of the tribes of Gad & Reuben speak with Moses, on issues of Land _ (painting by Aurthur Boyd Houghton)