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33rd RSS#(፴፫/לג) 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 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 (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) if those who actually open up their Bibles to read in a Jewish/Hebrew cycle of readings, & thoroughly discern, have come to seek insight) into the study of the Scriptures.  So,with this Hebrew Shabbot (or Shabbat) we move into the opening of the Torah portion with BeCḥ’ūkōtáï –בְּחֻקֹּתַי  , on the 26th – כו, & on the 27th – כז, from a Jewish/Hebrew mode of study for those out in the diaspora, living outside of Jerusalem or Israel; on of the month of Iyyar (אִייָר) or otherwise known as Ziw(v) – [זיו], from its Shemitic root is an Akkadian nameAyarru” – , which has a literal meaning in English asblossom or, to blossom”; Iyar is also referred to asZi(w)v זיו “= from its Hebrew origin means,to light or glow”]  (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 BeSírâutæy – በሥርዓቴ, on the 26th – ፳፮, & the 27th – ፳፯, of the month (ወርኀ) of G’nbot – ግንቦት.  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 26: 3 – 27:34

Jeremiah 16:19 – 17:14

Matthew 21: 33-46

In this literal English meaning, it can be speculated to come to congruency in the phrases of: “in my order/statutes,” or “by my decrees.”  In this study portion of the Scriptures, the children of Israel’s, main concern should’ve been the upkeep of YHWH‘s laws and commandments, which clearly spoken by the God of Israel, would yield abundance, peace, and security.

[Lev. 26: 3-13]

BaDebreh Torah (Parshat Bechu'kotai)

BaDebreh Torah (Parshat Bechu’kotai)

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]

Renewal of Israel

Renewal of Israel

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.

Obedience to the wills of the good influence of the God of Israel, upon the Hebrews would bring this rain in due season, land that would be plentiful, peace throughout all of the land, none would be able to intimidate them, and enemies would flee from them for they would know that the power of YHWH rested with the children of Israel.

Disobedience, of course, was another story entirely, as obvious as it may or may not seem.  Disobedience would lead the children of Israel into a array of dismay.  Destruction, desolation, drought, disorderly conduct almost without any control of any outcome.  Not to mention the dispersion and disruption of their growing and bustling communities of families.

[Lev. 26: 14-39]

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If Israel were not to keep the commandments then covenant, of course would be annulled.  For disobedience, Israel, would endure terror, consumption and constant illness.  They would be scattered among their adversaries.

The Dispersion into Desolation [Lev. 26: 32-39]

The Dispersion into Desolation [Lev. 26: 32-39]

Israel’s redemption, would only come if the Hebrews were to confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers, in their trespassing against God’s covenantAcceptance of their faults in bringing God’s wrath upon them; only then would the covenant be remembered, as well as, the people and the land be healed.

[Lev. 26: 40-46]

Bnei Ysrael - the Children of Israel

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22nd-23rd 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 in a Jewish/Hebrew cycle of readings, & thoroughly discern, nonetheless studied either the Torah portion of (W)Vayakhel- וַיַּקְהֵל , combined with Pekudei- 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 5773 this Sabbath day would probably fall on the 4th & 5th of the month of Nisan- נִיסָן‎ . (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 Sebsbo- ሰብስቦ , for the Sabbath of (W)Vayakhel & I’Qa D’mir Yih New-ዕቃ ድምር ይህ ነው , for the study of the Sabbath Pekudei; on the 6th & 7th of ወርኀ(month)- 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 2013 is classified as a year where parsha(portion)-Vayakhel, is combined with parsha(portion)-Pekudei.

{SIDENOTE: THIS IS SABBATH READINGS IS PRE-PESA’KH/FASIKA}

HIGH HOLY DAY AMONG THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL & ISRAELITES AT HEART

Readings:

([W]ayakhel-Sebsbo)

Exodus 35:1- 38:20

I Kings 7:40-50

II Corinthians 9:6-11

I Corinthians 3:11-18

(Pekudei-I’Qa D’mir Yih New)

Exodus 38: 21- 40:38

I Kings 7: 51- 8:21

Hebrews 1: 1-14

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.

Aholiab, son of Ahisamach(Danite)_art by James Tissot

Aholiab, son of Ahisamach(Danite)_art by James Tissot

 

Betz'aleel, son of Uri(Judahite)_art by James Tissot

Betz’aleel, son of Uri(Judahite)_art by James Tissot

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

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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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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