scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,429
Rastafarianism better known as Rastafari or simply Rasta is a religion that was developed in Jamaica during the early 20th century It is commonly characterized by dread locks marijuana ganja reggae music and a strong belief in Haile SelassieFor the most part the beliefs of Rastafari are loose There is no code that Rastas live by or even a specific bible that Rastas read There are some semi-organized sects of Rastafari namely The Twelve Tribes of Israel The Nyahbinghi Order The Twelve Tribes of Israel have endured a lot of criticism and non acceptance by some Rastas because of their rejection of Haile Selassie as the living God and their acceptance of many Christian beliefs Rastas regard Haile Selassie I as the living God Jesus return His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I was born Ras Prince Tafari in Ejursa Gora Ethiopia on July 23 1892 the baby of a nobleman Ras Makonnen Obviously the term Rastafari comes from the name Ras Tafari Selassie given name It is said that Marcus Garvey on the Eve of his last trip from Jamaica in the 1920s prophesied that one much more worthy would come and reign as the Black Redeemer In November 1930 young Tafari gained the throne as Ethiopias emperor choosing the name Haile Selassie mighty of the TrinityHaile Selassie Seed of David Ethiopia The New ZionRastas believe that Selassie is a direct descendant of King Solomon and Queen of Sheba It is said that King Solomon seduced Queen Mekeda queen of Sheba once when she visited Jerusalem he then gave her a ring and told her that if she got pregnant she should give the ring to the child to prove his identity Soon after she returned home Queen Mekada discovered that she was pregnant The Queen gave birth to a boy named Bayna-Lehkem At the age of 12 Bayna-Lehkem was told who his father was and he set out for Jerusalem to meet him
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA