The term Jah is a shortened version of Jehovah, the name of God in English translations of the Old Testament. Rastafari holds strongly to the immanence of this divinity; as well as regarding Jah as a deity, Rastas believe that Jah is inherent within each individual.
What is the meaning of Jah Rastafarian?
the Lord God of Israel Rastafari use the terms Jah or sometimes Jah Jah as a term for the Lord God of Israel or Haile Selassie, who some Rastafari regard as the incarnation of the God of the Old Testament or as the reincarnation of Jesus Christ, who is also known by the Ethiopian title Janhoy.
What do the Rastafari believe?
Rastafarians believe that God makes himself known through humanity. According to Jagessar there must be one man in whom he exists most eminently and completely, and that is the supreme man, Rastafari, Selassie I.
How do you greet a Rastafarian?
In Rastafarian, you would greet a friend on the street by saying “Bredren, wa gwaan?” The other Rasta may respond with: “Bwai, ya done know seh mi deya gwaan easy. This means: “Im here just taking it easy.