Haile Selassie: Who was the Rastafarian messiah? - BBC

Rastafarians use Biblical names such as Lord of Lords, King of Kings and Conquering Lion of the tribe of Judah for Haile Selassie. These terms had been used throughout history to describe Ethiopian Emperors, but with the crowning of Haile Selassie I they were seen as evidence that supported his divine status.

The life and death of Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie.

Many Rastafarians trace Haile Selassie's lineage back to King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. They believe that the Queen of Sheba's visit to King Solomon found in the Book of Kings (1 Kings 10:1-13) provides further proof of the divinity of Haile Selassie I.


iWonder: Haile Selassie - Who was the Rastafarian …

Former Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie is considered to be God incarnate by the Rastafari movement. Who was he, and why was he deemed a messiah?

The Duke of Gloucester bowed to Haile Selassie on meeting him. Many Rastafarians believe that this revealed that the new Ethiopian Emperor was more important than the most important man in the world.