OUR STORY

THE ROOTS OF RAS TAFARI

Compiled by Norman Samuda-Smith (2010)

 

INTRODUCTION

 WEEP NOT: BEHOLD THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH,

THE ROOT OF DAVID, HATH PREVAILED TO OPEN THE BOOK,

AND TO LOOSE THE SEVEN SEALS THEREOF.

REVELATION 5: 5

 

Centuries after these words were written in the Bible, on November 2nd 1930, Ras Tafari Makonnen was crowned Emperor of Ethiopia.  He took the name Haile Selassie I, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah.  He became the 225th ruler of the 2000 year old Solomonic Dynasty.  In Jamaica, religious men who were used to reading between the lines of the King James Bible realised the coronation as fulfilment of Biblical prophecy…

To read more about the origins of Jamaica and how the Rastafari movement started; click here…

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