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Proper Overstanding

Posted by Ras Mike NYC 
Proper Overstanding
February 06, 2006 04:16PM
Zephaniah 2:12 - "Ye Ethiopians also, ye shall be slain by my sword."

Zephaniah 1:1 - "The word of the Lord which came unto Zephaniah the son of Cushi, the son Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hizkiah, in the days of Josiah the son of Ammon, king of Judah."

I would like some of my true Ras Tafari brethren to give me an opinion as to what you think about these verses. Personally, it tells me that my ultimate goal in life, which is to repartriation to Shashamane, Ethiopia, would be wrong despite my intentions to seek ultimate righteousness there. I really would like some input from the true scholars.

MORE LIFE BOB MARLEY, YOUR LINEAGE IS NOW IN THE HANDS OF YOUR SONS
A TRUE MANIFESTATION OF LOVE - JAH GUIDE, RAS TAFARI HAILE SELASSIE 1
Re: Proper Overstanding
February 06, 2006 04:25PM
can anyone explain to me what this means?
Re: Proper Overstanding
February 06, 2006 04:27PM
jb welda
Re: Proper Overstanding
February 06, 2006 04:33PM
perhaps you should post this question on a rasta philosophy site.

one love
jah bill
Re: Proper Overstanding
February 06, 2006 04:36PM
I specifically asked for "true ras tafari" and "true scholars" to give me input on this subject, this site is viewed daily by many, many people - I'm sure of it

One Love still
jb welda
Re: Proper Overstanding
February 06, 2006 05:05PM
and i specifically generally pointed you to somewhere you might find what you seek.

good luck in all you do.

one love
jah bill
Re: Proper Overstanding
February 06, 2006 07:39PM
Ras James could you please...
Re: Proper Overstanding
February 06, 2006 08:38PM
bwahahahaha@norcal

Re: Proper Overstanding
February 06, 2006 11:16PM
I'm not a biblical scholar or a rasta, but I think you're taking it out of context. He is describing the wrath of God upon everyone, everywhere, and verse 12 is added simply to include Africans (which if you follow the David > Sheba > Menelik belief, is a place of interest to the almightly). I've never seen it written as "Ethiopians" before - usually Cushites, but from some research I've done that is was what the eastern peoples called anyone from the nile delta beyond, and Ethiopia was (like Cush) a rather large, vague area to them. (i.e. - the "dark continent"winking smiley
Re: Proper Overstanding
February 07, 2006 12:12AM
Suggestion...You can reason here or with another site like:

[www.Rastafarispeaks.com]

Re: Proper Overstanding
February 07, 2006 08:44AM
i would agree with dubguy.
scripture needs to be taken IN CONTEXT and as a whole.

and yes you are better off seeking spiritual and scriptural guidance elsewhere.

one blessed love
Re: Proper Overstanding
February 07, 2006 09:10AM
Ras Mike, try these rasta boards here(but not the 2 collectors clubs at the top)
[web.syr.edu]
Re: Proper Overstanding
February 07, 2006 09:28AM
i wish to read posts about
"rastafari AND reggae: the interelationship"

one love one peace roots-ee
[thearkband.com]
Shunsta
Re: Proper Overstanding
February 07, 2006 09:28AM
righteousness comes to you,which your heart can only carry, Jah bless
Shunsta
Re: Proper Overstanding
February 07, 2006 09:28AM
and soul.....................oooops
Re: Proper Overstanding
February 08, 2006 09:28PM
little sarchasm there?



I say... Some Never Plant yet want to Reap,
Be careful, try to look before you leap;
Took a little walk from my Vineyard...
Now I'm all alone..
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