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Jehovah's Witnesses Focus[edit]

The translations mentioned to use the word "Jah" are all affiliated with the JW movement, as is the main source for this article. The actual Bible verse that mentions Jah isn't even quoted. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:17, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

Over half the article considers the Rastafarian view - you don't find that to be 'slant'? There are no other widespread religious groups who regularly use the name 'Jah' that I'm familiar with, aside from these two - that's why special attention is given to their beliefs and practices regarding the name. The one Bible verse in the King James is quoted here. We can't add every place where the name is actually found: As the article says, there are over 49 places in some Bibles. Jehovah's Witnesses, to my knowledge, are only directly affiliated with the New World Translation. There are over 6 Bible translations mentioned in the article. --IronMaidenRocks (talk) 21:21, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Royal Arch Masonry[edit]

"Jah" figures prominently as a name of god in Royal Arch Freemasonry, and some have speculated that this may have also influenced Rasta, especially as some early Rasta teachers were Freemasons. Someone with a better grasp on this than I might be able to integrate this info into the main article.

Ther problem is we need sourced material to include it. See Wikipedia:No original research. No idea whether you can source this. I haven't heard of it but it sounds credible, SqueakBox 15:52, 26 December 2005 (UTC)it is wrong to say that

Many years later....I just stumbled into this article again looking looking into Marcus Garvey and saw that the sourced mention of this theory in the article was completely eliminated. Too bad. It was a valid idea from a mainstream historian and theologian. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Adkins (talkcontribs) 15:34, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

Comment moved from article[edit]

To the best of my knowledge Emporer Selassie began calling himself Ras Tafari (As he is refferred to by all of the Rastas that I know) upon coronation. I've never heard him called Jah. Jah could be equated as the Christain God and Ras Tafari as Jesus.

-Dan L. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 11:08, May 25, 2006

Bob Marley this and Bob Marley that[edit]

In this article, as well as in some other, in different languages, statements are made about the reggae artist Bob Marley. But sources can rarely be found. In this article the author claims that Marley accepted Jesus Christ as the real Messiah just before he died in cancer. But there is no source. Other articles even claim that Marley was against the use of Marijuana. But there are no sources. Once an wiki-article in Español stated that Bob Marley turned to Bahá'u'lláh, and the proof given in the article was that Marley's son "Junior Gong" should have mentioned that in one version of a song about his parents. My suggestion is that Bob Marley must be wiki-treated with objectivity and not as the one with the most high knowledge about a religion. Personally I think that Marley believed in Selassie and Christ and Moses... but I have no proof for that. --Caspiax 14:46, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

Everybody knows Bob Marley by the verse "Exodus, movement of Jah people". Whether this proves anything is up to you. --Awaler (talk) 20:34, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Add sources, add sources![edit]

Killer. Peace. You have said add sources when I mention the Name Yah, when the entire article doesn't have any sources to back up their material. Anyway, I've added the source. Peace. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Alleichem (talkcontribs) 08:44, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

The only problem with your "source", is that it is an open-source webpage that may be edited by absolutely anyone, thus not meeting our standard for reliable sources. Can you possibly find the same info in a peer reviewed publication? Til Eulenspiegel (talk) 11:18, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Jah in Estonian language[edit]

Word "Jah" translates word "yes" in estonian by the way as opposed to word "ei" which means "no". -unsigned

Jehoova is the Estonian version of the name Jehovah. Jah would most likely also be the shortened Estonian form of the name. --IronMaidenRocks (talk) 13:54, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Grammatical Concerns[edit]

I am attempting to clean up the grammar in this article to conform to English standards where possible. I know that, because of specific usages of Rastafari dialect, this will not be possible (nor even attempted), but where there are legitimate concerns (improper subject/predicate agreement, indecipherable antecedent references, and the like) that do not affect dialect, these will be (whenever found) altered. (talk) 18:23, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Jah - Iah[edit]

In the Jah section, this statement is found: "This should not be confused with the phonetically, theologically, and historically unrelated Egyptian god Iah." I would like to know if this is meaningful outside of the editor's religious emotional sentiment. What I am finding is that the historical ascendency, as well as the phonetic relationship of YAH from IAH is not only possible, but is probable. See: - giggle 03:44, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

Because some languages use the spelling 'Iah': those languages use 'I' for what the Hebrew language would use a 'Y'. If, in Greek, 'Iah' is used, it does not in that instance refer to the Egyptian deity to 'Iah'. I took a look at that link's main webpage. It is a theological website, and I will not allow its claims on anthropological matters to be added to this article. It is also biased - "Yah Deception". Please find an reliable academic source for the claim. There have been several users adding links to the Egyptian deity: despite a mere phonetic similarity to a nickname, these editors add weight to the idea that 'Yah' is inspired of this Egyptian god, when it could just as easily be Yah whose worship indirectly inspired the cult of this Egyptian God. There is no good reason to add this information to the article at present. --IronMaidenRocks (talk) 21:36, 21 July 2011 (UTC)


Is Jah the shortened form of Jehovah (YHVH) or IAW (Iota, alpha, omega) -- the IAW is one of the oldest "gods". I guess they could be the same, where is the reference to shortened uykfrform of Jehovah. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:03, 24 July 2012 (UTC)