Forward to the Ark-hives

The author with noted reggae historian Roger Steffens in his archives, April 8, 2016.

The author with noted reggae historian Roger Steffens in his archives, April 8, 2016.

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Bonus Interview with Author Dean MacNeil (Part 4 of 4)

The Bible and Bob Marley: Half the Story Has Never Been ToldHow are you an authority on this topic? Why should anyone listen to you?

Let’s first look at why people listen to Bob Marley. There is more to it than the fact that it’s good music. Marley’s music carries with it an air of authority because it is infused with experience and scripture. In some ways, this is why someone would listen to what I have to say: because it is based on experience and scripture. When my little brother was killed in a car crash, I felt that my very survival depended on my entering the classroom of Bob Marley, my brother’s favorite musician. That experience led to more than twenty years of researching Marley’s use of the Bible and obtaining a master’s degree in theology, which lends credibility to my understanding of the Bible and Marley’s use of it.