Rastafari Talmud

Biblical Reasonings based on The Teaching of Qedamawi Haile Sellassie

RasTafari Talmud

Revelations 5:13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and Honor, and Glory, and Power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and onto the Lamb for ever and ever.

Greetings! Selamta (ሰላምታ)!
Ras Tafari Talmud could be basically translated as The Teaching of Ras Tafari, properly Ras Tefferi (ራስ ተፈሪ), in Amharic (Amarəñña [አማርኛ]: a Semitic language spoken in Ethiopia; The second-most spoken Semitic language in the world).
The Amharic word Ras (Head; in some senses a Field Marshal; Traditionally often equivalent to the rank of Duke) is both a noun, in the grammatical sense, and a Ethiopian Title of Nobility.
There is a remarkable etymological linguistic congruency between the Amharic word Ras and the Hebrew word Rosh ([ראש]: Beginning; “First” in a chronological sense [i.e. Rosh Khodesh {ראש חודש‎}; First Day of The Month-Hebrew Lunar Calendar]).
The Amharic word Tefferi is the nominal form of the Amharic word tefera ([ተፈራ]: be feared; be reverenced). It is interesting to note the Hebrew word yera ([יָרֵא]: to fear, be afraid, to stand in awe of, to be awed, reverenced, honored, respected).
Therefore, Ras Tafari would be rightfully understood as, both, “Head to be Feared/Reverenced” and as one of the particular titles belonging to Qedamawi Haile Sellassie ([ቀዳማዊ ኃይለ ሥላሴ]:”First Power of The Trinity”; popularly referred to as His Imperial Majesty [Germawi ግርማዊ; His Majesty] Haile Selassie I and often by the acronym H.I.M.).

The Hebrew word Talmūd ([תַּלְמוּד]: instruction; learning) may be translated as fundamental education, applied scholarship, meditative interpretation and inspired exposition based on Torah (תּוֹרָה)/Orit (ኦሪት)/Books of Moses (5 or 8 books depending on orientation), Nebi’im (נביאים)/Nebiyat (ነብያት)/The Books of Hebrew Prophets and Ketubim (כְּתוּבִים)/The Hebrew Writings, collectively known as Tanakh (ְ‎תַּנַ”ךְ‎)/B’luy’ Kidan (ብሉይ ኪዳን)/Old Testament.
Thus, Rastafari Talmud properly translated at a higher degree of comprehension would be refined instruction received through diligently learning The Teaching of the Head to be Reverenced in the person of H.I.M. Haile Sellassie I, Ras Tafari, by way of study and practice as well as a continuous process of refuting and reproving any concepts that are not in accordance with the precepts thereof.
In the Hebrew tradition, Talmud becomes refined through Mishnah ([משנה]: “repetition”; to study and review; written redaction of the oral traditions) and Gemara ([גמרא]: to study; learning by tradition; the component of the Talmud comprising rabbinical analysis of and commentary on the Mishnah).
Being that H.I.M. Haile Sellassie I, as Father, has given revelation to The Sons and Daughters of Rastafari, by the guidance of The Holy Spirit/Ruwakh Qodesh (רוּחַ קֹדֶשׁ)/Menfes Qidus (መንፈስ ቅዱስ) in and through His Only Begotten Son Eyesus Kristos (ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ)/Yeshua HaMoshiYAH (ישוע המשיח) the New Covenant/Brit Khadashah (חָדָש בְּרִית)/Addis Kidan (አዲስ ኪዳን), as an integral part of The Holy Bible/Mets’Hafe Qidus (መጽሐፍ ቅዱስ), becomes indispensable in Rastafari Talmud, within the doctrine of Tewahedo/Miaphysite ([ተዋሕዶ]: belief in the one single unified Nature of Christ; a belief that a complete, natural union of the Divine and Human Natures into One is self-evident in order to accomplish the divine salvation of humankind) Haimanot (ሃይማኖት; Living Faith).
Also, Rastafari Talmud sites the ultimate authority of Qedamawi Haile Selassie in seeking greater insight from ancient Ethiopic/Coptic text such as Kebra Negast (ክብረ ነገሥት) “Glory of Kings” and other ancient Ethiopic/Ge’ez (ግዕዝ:an ancient South Semitic language that originated in the northern region of Ethiopia and southern Eritrea) manuscripts (i.e. Gedla Adam (ገድላ አዳም) “The Combat of Adam and Even Against Satan” and Mets’Hafe Henok (መጽሐፍ ሄኖክ) “Book of Enoch”.

Rastafari Talmud must not be misconstrued as mere academic pursuit of scriptural knowledge, for the sake of superficial intellectual vanity or sport. Neither can the luxury of pharisaical self-indulgences that unavoidably manifest eminent corruption be afforded. On the contrary, the knowledge gained from The Teachings of H.I.M. should be received as blessings, by all whom are able and willing, to be practically applied, through example, by way of proper code of moral conduct (halakha הֲלָכָה/makahed ማካሄድ) on a willingly cooperative individual and communal basis. Defining and adhering to Halakha would serve to greatly benefit The Rastafari movement, by establishing an acceptable and progressively sustainable mesorah (מסורה [defined as transmission of a (religious) tradition]) or “trod”. By doing do it becomes possible to unify the many Mansions within Rastafari and further a harmonious existence, within divine order, while promoting a lifestyle consciously focused on the triune well-being of mind/soul/body amongst all of humanity.
Shalom Rastafari!
-Lidj Iyason Tafari

Mark 15:38 And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.

H.I.M.’s Bible መጽሐፍ ቅዱስ “The Book of The Seven Seals”
Revelations 5:5 And one of the elders saith onto me, 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.
“Because of this personal experience in the goodness of the Bible, I was resolved that all my countrymen should also share its great blessing, and that by reading the Bible they should find truth for themselves.” Utterance of H.I.M. Haile Selassie I

“With the cross of Jesus on his breast, Taffari Makonnen, already King of Kings, Conquering Lion of Judah and the Elect of God, proceeded last week to his Second Coronation, this time as Power of Trinity the First, Emperor of Ethiopia”
Excerpt from “ABYSSINIA: Coronation”, TIME Magazine, Monday, Nov. 03, 1930 Link:http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,882370,00.html
Psalms 87:4 I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there.
“For my part I Glory in The Bible” Utterance of H.I.M. Haile Selassie I

Isaiah 62:2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name.
“What I would finally announce to you, my people, is that today is a day of rejoicing for us all. Today is the day on which we defeated our enemy. We shall see that our enemies are disarmed and sent out the same way they came.As St George who killed the dragon is the Patron Saint of our army as well as of our allies, let us unite with our allies in everlasting friendship and amity in order to be able to stand against the godless and cruel dragon which has newly risen and which is oppressing mankind. I charge you to consider [our allies] as brothers and friends [and] show them kindness and consideration.” Speech of Qedamawi Haile Sellassie (First Power of The Trinity)
KingofKings King of Kings Historical Document_downloadable pdf

Revelations 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

Psalms 76:7 Thou, even thou, art to be feared: and who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry?
Psalms 76:11 Vow, and pay unto the Lord your God let all that be round about Him bring presents unto Him that ought to be feared.
At the League of Nations in 1936, Haile Selassie I stated, “It is us today. It will be you tomorrow.”
In 1939, World War II wreaks havoc throughout the earth
“…we went to appeal to the League of Nations and to claim justice. As it was feared that this hostility started by Italy might spread all over the world, and as it was a period when all those who were charged with the responsibility of government were trying to save the world from the catastrophe which has since befallen it, they were working to bring about understanding in the world to prevent the spread of the conflagration.” Utterances of H.I.M.
H.I.M. at the United Nations in 1954 “The League of Nations failed and failed basically because of its inability to prevent aggression against my country. But neither the depth of that failure nor the intervening catastrophes could dull the perception of the need and the search for peace through Collective Security.”

Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, Standing With One Foot On An Undetonated Bomb
Psalms 89:7 “God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about Him.”
Psalms 96:4 “For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: He is to be feared above all gods.”

Jeremiah 33:17 For thus saith the Lord; David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel; 18 Neither shall the priests the Levites want a man before me to offer burnt offerings, and to kindle meat offerings, and to do sacrifice continually.

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Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord:
John 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
John 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
“However wise or however mighty a person may be, he is like a ship without a rudder if he is without God. A rudderless ship is at the mercy of the waves and the wind, drifts wherever they take it and if there arises a whirlwind it is smashed against the rocks and becomes as if it has never existed. It is our firm belief that a soul without Christ is bound to meet with no better fate. The love shown by our God to mankind should constrain all of us who are followers and disciples of Christ, to do all in our power to see to it that the message of salvation is carried to those of our fellows who have not had the benefit of hearing the good news” Utterance of H.I.M. Haile Selassie I

2 John 1:3 Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
2 John 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
“When Jesus Christ was born from Virgin Mary, from that time on He lived an exemplary life, a life which men everywhere must emulate. This Life and the Faith that He taught us assures us of salvation, assures us also of harmony and a good life upon Earth. Because of the exemplary character of the life of Jesus Christ it is necessary that all men do their maximum in their human efforts to see to it that they approximate as much as they can the good example that has been set by Him.” Utterance of H.I.M. Haile Selassie I

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Revelations 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
“With the birth of the Son of God an unprecedented, an unrepeatable, and a long-anticipated phenomenon occurred. He was born in a stable instead of a palace, in a manger instead of a crib. The hearts of the wise men were struck by fear and wonder due to His majestic humbleness. The kings prostrated themselves before Him and worshipped Him. “Peace be to those who have good will.” This became the first message. When He sacrificed Himself at Golgotha for the atonement of our sin, He prayed with his last breath for the forgiveness of those who had tortured Him, saying, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” Shame on those of us who are Christians and do not follow the way of the Savior of the world, Whose life was filled with kindness, humility, and martyrdom!” Utterance of H.I.M. Haile Selassie I

Hebrews 1:1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high:
Mark 12:36 For David himself said by the Holy Spirit, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool.

Mark 14:58 We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands
Luke 21:5 And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said,
6 As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down
Psalms 118:22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head [stone] of the corner.

The Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion/Re-ese Adbarat Kidiste Kidusan Dingel Maryam Ts’iyon (ርዕሰ አድባራት ቅድስተ ቅዱሳን ድንግል ማሪያም ፅዮን)
Psalms 87:5 And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her.
6 The Lord shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah.

2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Hebrews 5:12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
1 Peter 4:11 11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
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Amos 9:7 Are ye not as children of the Ethiopians unto me, O children of Israel? saith the Lord. Have not I brought up Israel out of the land of Egypt? and the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Syrians from Kir?



kebra_budge PDF DOWNLOAD LINK for English Translation of Kebra Negast by Sir E.A. Wallis Budge

Isaiah 28:10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:


Exodus 40:2 On the first day of the first month you shall erect the tabernacle of the tent of meeting.

Isaiah 43:6 I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;
Matthew 24:31 And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.


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Micah 6:8
He hath shewed thee, O man, what [is] good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
“To make our wills obedient to good influences and to avoid evil, is to show the greatest wisdom. In order to follow this aim one must be guided by religion. Progress without religion is just like a life surrounded by unknown perils and can be compared to a body without a soul.”
“Therefore, when we say let us all rejoice with our hearts let not our rejoicing be in any other way but in the spirit of Christ. Do not return evil for evil. Do not indulge in the atrocities which the enemy has been practicing in his usual way, even up to the last moment.” Utterance of H.I.M. Haile Selassie I

1 John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
1 Thessalonians 4:9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another
“That until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned: That until there are no longer first-class and second class citizens of any nation; That until the color of a man’s skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes; That until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race; That until that day, the dream of lasting peace and world citizenship and the rule of international morality will remain but a fleeting illusion, to be pursued but never attained;” Utterance of H.I.M. Haile Selassie I

Revelations 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
“Take care not to spoil the good name of Ethiopia by acts which are worthy of the enemy. We shall see that our enemies are disarmed and sent the same way they came. As St. George who killed the dragon is the Patron Saint of our army as well as of our allies, let us unite with our allies in everlasting friendship and amity in order to be able to stand against the godless and cruel dragon which has newly risen and which is oppressing mankind. I charge you to consider them as a brother and a friend and to show them kindness and consideration.” Utterance of H.I.M. Haile Selassie I

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Leviticus 26:12 And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.

15 comments on “RasTafari Talmud

  1. Lucas Lungile Gqokoma
    February 13, 2019

    My brethren I am blessed by your studies by I am an Seventh-day Adventist reading a lot of E.G.White writtings.I dont know your readings of Daniel 12 prophecy and of Revelation 10 and second advent.I wonder where we differ with Rasta

    • RastafariMidrashim
      February 15, 2019

      Greetings Brethren Lucas. Thank you for your brotherly encouragement. Yes I am familiar with Ellen G. White & the Seventh Day Adventists. I enjoy many of her writings, very insightful. Also, I really admire what she did with cereal as a healthy food.
      The Roots the Rastafari movement (circa 1910-1930), is founded upon the realization of the Black Jews and Christians, ie. House of Israel (not that mess of unstable Hebrew Israelite camps) exiled in the west that the King Messiah was due to be revealed in the Person of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I, the Conquering Lion of the tribe of Judah. It is all recorded in History. The actual events concerning The earthly Visitation of the King of Kings is still documented and available. It just takes a bit of study and seeking to place it within the biblical context along with the Ethiopic Judeao-Christian “Apocryphal” books. Sadly, some of what we see today labeled rasta is quite a throw away from the foundational faith of Rastafari as it is written the Saints would get the Kingdom but the fourth Beast would for a time wear out the Saint of the Most High….Yes, my brother quite a lot to go into but feel free to check it out for yourself. I study at Lion of Judah Society Yeshiva and we have a website Rastafarigroundation.org with resource & study material if you’re interested in having a look. God Bless in the Name of Christ Jesus and Peace be with you and your family

  2. Wendim; what a comprehensible stream line of “Biblical* Etymological* Historical *Art * Information in *Literacy & *Education” BE HAILE…we need HIS MAJESTY’s Teach*inns in Ayaiti! InI reasoned with Wendim Yefdi on RTG…(acronym*nomically) the i’s current wordpress product Zion is a great introduction & instrucZion 2wards ini’s Messiah Davidic Kingdom in the island of Ayaiti; a project of HUE*manity. …BE

    • BE HAILE ; BIBLICAL ETYMOLOGICAL HISTORY of Ayaiti in ICONography, Literacy & Education.

      • RastafariTalmud
        January 26, 2015

        All Praise BE To His Majesty (Yihudah) in Yeshua. Shalom in Love and Light to all our in Ayaiti Family! Thanks so much Sister for the kind WORD of Encouragement. A blest time inDEED! Lookin FWD to coordinating on the tasks at hand.

  3. rassamaselassie
    April 10, 2014

    Selam wendim, Igziabheir Yimesgan for the Talmud. Yes I, InI Irit Fulljoyed the I post. It is worthy to be read more than once for the process of digestion. Yes I keep up the works. HaileluYah. Rastafari

    • RastafariTalmud
      May 18, 2014

      Selamta na Tenyistlign wendim! We strike the match JAH brings forth The Light!

  4. Iyared Mihiret
    February 19, 2014


  5. Alonso
    October 20, 2013

    How Lively & Lovely it is to see what has always been and is come to pass once more! Funny thing is Our story has and will never change but the manner in which we present it is in fact really different! but before we get caught up remembering the days of old, let us make mention of Our sincere gratitude to these most beautiful works that cause only joy in Our hearts!

  6. Alexander Foster
    July 7, 2013

    InI realize more and more just how lost InI was before I took on the new and living name of Rastafari. As it says inJohn Capter seventeen verse eleven without the direction of spiruality and religion a person is like a ship without a rudder waiting to be smashed. But as InInI say forward ever backward never.

    • RastafariTalmud
      July 8, 2013

      Amen! Amen Brethren! Give thanks for sharing the John 17 passage and the I’s sight! Please feel free to, also, freely share the downloadable pdfs and utilize the online links so that we could grow together in the full knowledge of H.I.M. Haile Selassie I and His Christ. Shalom!

  7. melekmediahouse
    June 23, 2013

    Misgana Ras, the post is a very good, solid step up onto Solomon’s porch!
    His Majesty is alive and living al-the-way (not always, one way, even Kristos THE WAY)-
    those who doubt it need to assert their doubt in the face of growing numbers of InI Rastafari all over this world. InI say this: Dead emperor’s don’t grow their Kingdom exponentially and globally. This is Living JAH.
    UN or EWF. One world government = Davidic Monarchy!

    • RastafariTalmud
      July 7, 2013

      Betam amesegenalehu Sistren! Awo! Awo! We’re living in a wonderful time. More reasoning to come YAH willing…Also, looking forward viewing upcoming to Melek Media House postings!

    • RastafariTalmud
      July 31, 2013

      ዓለም: World אלָם Porch Acts 3:11 And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon’s, greatly wondering.

      • melekmediahouse
        August 1, 2013

        InI must all step UP. Aliyah! Aliyah to H.I.M. Step up to ZION.
        Bless wendim for your insight, shalom

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