John the Baptist Prepares the Way. Signaling the coming Messiah.
Matthew 3: 1 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea 2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” 3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’
Personally I cite the great Marcus Garvey as paralleling John the Baptist. Saying "Look to Africa for the crowning of a Black king." Ethiopian Emperor Qedamawi Haile Selassie.
Psalm 68: 31 Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God.
Concerning Robert Nesta Marley, I cite a biblical parallel to Joseph.
Addis Ababa statue of Bob Marley
Genesis 50:25 ; Exodus 13:19 ; Joshua 24:32 ; Hebrews 11:22