King of Judea Solomon the Great fell in love with Queen of Sheba Baltis who gave him a son, Menelik. Their 6-month romance with torrid love gave the most beautiful – and erotic – poem of the Bible: the Song of Songs.
Before the start of his queen, Solomon gave her a ring on which was engraved the Lion of Judah. “Take it to remember me and if I ever have offspring of your womb that Lion is the sign. If it’s a boy let him come to me” he said. When he was 22 years old, Menelik told his mother Balkis: “I will go to Jerusalem, I see the face of my father and I will return here by the will of the God of Israel.”
Return, return, Shulamite! Return, return, that we may look upon thee.
What did you watch Shulamite like a dance of two choirs?
Once in Jerusalem, he made himself known to his father, who introduced him to his treasures: the aircraft with which he traveled in Asia and Africa, the lightning rods of his lightning temple, and the fabulous Ark of the Covenant donated by Yahweh to Moses, a precious device able to transform man into god.
Legend has it that Menelik had stolen the Ark of the Covenant back to the Kingdom of Sheba. I think rather that Solomon, to remove the Ark from internal lusts, has entrusted the precious machine to his heir, so that he hid away from Jerusalem. As a proof, Solomon’s bodyguard the Levites left with Menelik. Only authorized to the handling of the ark, these faithful insiders would have died rather than disobey their king. They could go on about Solomon himself.
King Solomon made himself a chariot of the wood of Lebanon.
He made the money columns
gold, purple seat backrest;
in the middle is an embroidery,
labor of love of the daughters of Jerusalem.
Go out, O daughters of Zion, look at King Solomon
with the crown wherewith his mother crowned
the day of his engagement, the day of the gladness of his heart.
This is not the first time that the Ark is stolen. The time before, it was stolen by Moses from the treasure of Egypt. Pharaoh did everything to get it back. This time, what would refrain the powerful Solomon to pursue the thief? Menelik returned home quietly, with the Levites. Everything shows that it was the will of Solomon.
You are beautiful, my love, as Tirzah, lovely as Jerusalem,
terrible as an army with banners.
Away thine eyes from me, for they have overcome me.
Your hair is like a flock of goats,
suspended to the sides of Gilead.
And the Ark of the Covenant has blessed the son of Solomon. Became the first king of Ethiopia, Menelik founded the dynasty of Solomonids, the famous dynasty of the Lion of Judah who would rule for three centuries until 1975, at the death of the last Negus Haile Selassie. Then begins the Rastafari movement, which became the main religion of Jamaica. The Lion of Judah is the symbol of black pride. Is this due to the Ark of the Covenant that Bob Marley became god?
The mandrakes give a smell,
and we have our doors all the best fruits,
new and old:
My beloved, I kept them for you.
Why not? The Ark of the Covenant, in this case, refers to as the alliance between the two races, white and black. And this is what made the success of Bob Marley, metis like Obama.
The past always catches up to the present. And legend has it that the Falashas are the descendants of the Levite priests who accompanied Menelik when transporting the ark. Or are the Levites? It has been said, they are experts and insiders pril only capable of handling the hazardous machine.
Your breast is like a round goblet,
Where fragrant wine is wanting;
your body is a heap of wheat
surrounded by lilies.
Why specialists ark would they accompanied Menelik ? This detail makes me very credible story. I do not know for what reason, Solomon wanted to put away the ark in Ethiopia. Without doubt, it is still there . Under the custody of the Holy Lion of Judah .
Thy two breasts are like two fawns,
as twins of a gazelle.
Contacts between Ethiopia and the land of Israel then raised him prophetic current related to the coming of Jesus Christ . Thus, the Epistle of the Epiphany refers to “those who will offer Saba gold and incense and singing the praises of the Lord” (source)Isaïah 60,1-6 “The Spirit blows where it wills” said the gospel. (source)John 3,8 Spirit breathed on King Menelik, son of Solomon.
Come, my beloved, let us go into the fields,
remain in the villages!
In the morning we will go to the vineyards;
we’ll see if the vine grows, if the flower opens,
if the pomegranates budded.
Here I will give you my love.
Among the Magi came to worship at the manger of Jesus’ birth and whose tradition has made kings, the monarch with the ebony skin is obviously a high-ranking Ethiopian. One more sign that the destinies of Israel and Ethiopia are closely related.
Set me as a seal upon your heart,
as a seal upon your arm;
for love is strong as death,
jealousy is cruel as the grave;
its flashes are flashes of fire,
flame of the Lord.
The verb to love is difficult to conjugate: its past is not simple, its present is only indicative, and its future is always conditional. (Jean Cocteau)