Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Hebrew-ish in Ethiopia

Tzemach Atlas had a post about Rastafarianism: Haile Selassie Tafari the Lion of Judah.

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie (1892-1975) is the object of worship of this unusual religion.

For fans of Semitic languages: the title "Haile Selassie" is an Amharic term which means "The Power of the Trinity," and is cognate with the Hebrew חיל השלושה.

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