Wonderful article & your input supplements the recent experiences & writings I came across while in Jamaica (recently). The connection & disconnect seems so utterly simple that it's gravely insulting & downright diabolical:
The Kebra Nagast was redacted from the King James version of the "Bible" & it's what links Solomon to Ethiopia by way of Sheba (the empress - one of many who were all virgins until Shady Solomon played the ultimate Queen's Gambit). It also mentions how Zion (The Ark) ended up in Ethiopia under the care of David II (renamed by Solomon upon seeing the undeniable likeness).
Here's some personal embellishment to the story: Sheba was carrying Sattiva on this epic journey & it got used "against' this savvy empressive who fell for the banana in the tailpipe (haha). Cannabis is quite the elixir & Solomon wielded quite the peace pipe ;)
"Such is the role of sex in history."
- Katharine Hepburn in Lion in Winter
I recommend that film highly. Hollywood was & has been privy to much of history & films have deep codes in them like all religious texts - especially from the Abrahamic (truly the Saríanic) traditions.
Another revelation I was blessed with a few years ago: The Igbo are a band of original GEWs who migrated from Ethiopia to modern day Nigeria. The word Igbo (tribe) spawned Hebrew (language) & the two words are homophones. I had an Igbo fiancé (with locks) who dubbed I "Igbo Oracle"... the journey has been enlightening to say the least. Violent. Challenging. 100% worth it... the truth hurts.
Rastafari is karma... apparently the term "dread" came from a "fear of the Lord" (source: etymonline) & while some who don these are quite dreadful, the word & the hair are meant to be submissive in nature, much like Hagar's people come from the religion of submission. Apparently the breakdown of the People Of The Book goes like this:
Igbo (what we call "Jews) = the religion of stewardship
Chsirtianity = the religion of non-hypocrisy
Islam = the religion of submission
The movement is alive & well... soul sibling, I + I Rastafari & WE keep it going strong... blessings to your loved ones from my ancestors for this article & your journey.