What is Rastas holy book?
The Rastafari Bible is an edition of the Holy Bible for Rastas. The Jah International Version is a revision of the King James Version, which has a long history of use in Rastafari. The JIV restores the name of God JAH in both the Old and New Testaments.
What Bibles do Rastas read?
The Holy Bible
The Holy Bible is the most important book in Rastafari. This special edition Bible includes the Old and New Testament with corrections made to the King James Version. The books of Enoch, Jubilees, and the Kebra Nagast are also included, all sacred books in the Ethiopian Biblical Canon.
Who wrote the Rastafarian Bible?
Robert Athlyi Rogers
The Holy Piby also known as the Black Man’s Bible, is a text written by an Anguillan, Robert Athlyi Rogers (d. 1931), for the use of an Afrocentric religion in the West Indies founded by Rogers in the 1920s, known as the Afro-Athlican Constructive Gaathly.
What is the Rasta Bible called?
The sacred text of Rastafarians is the Holy Piby, the “Black Man’s Bible”. The Ethiopian national epic, the Kebra Negast and the Bible are also used as sacred texts.
Do Rastas read New Testament?
CLASS. Rastafarians believe in the Hebrew Bible, which is also the Old Testament of the Christian Bible, but do not believe in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. They believe that white oppressors perverted the true teachings and understanding of the Bible.
Is Rasta in the Bible?
The Bible does not say anything about Rastafarians, neither does it mention Rastari, which originated from Jamaica in the 1930s, as a new social, political and religious movement.
Is Haile Selassie mentioned in the Bible?
Rastafari consider the mention of “The Lion of Judah” in Genesis 49:9 and Revelation 5:5 of the Bible to refer to Emperor Haile Selassie I. Rastafari hail Haile Selassie I with the titles “King of kings, lord of lords, conquering Lion of Judah, elect of God, the light of the world”.
Is Jah in the Bible?
In the King James Version of the Christian Bible, the Hebrew יהּ is transliterated as “JAH” (capitalised) in only one instance: “Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him”. Rotherham’s Emphasised Bible includes 49 uses of Jah.
Do Rasta eat chicken?
Rastafarians who do not follow a very strict Ital diet may also choose to consume other meats, such as chicken, but shellfish and pork are unlikely to be eaten by anyone following an Ital diet. This is because these animals are scavengers and their meat is considered to be unclean and harmful to the human body.