The Igbo and Hebrew Jewish practises.

 

There are some IGBO People who claim that the tribal idol worship that is practised by some in their country is not the religion of their ancestors. See this Igbo man’s video and channel where he explains that through research he has found that his ancestors worshipped The Most High as taught to Abraham and Moses. The man claims those that spring from Igbos are the only true hebrews. Now that point may not be true but the Igbo have a record of their Hebrew history.

https://youtu.be/8yz2FDflwlc

https://youtu.be/au4awv7TeSA

https://youtu.be/wM3omAND6rU

https://youtu.be/yxfzuu59Rg8

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It has also been said that Igbo people were not Hebrew and adopted the religion when the Hebrews arrived. I have found that even if this were the case they adopted the Hebrew religion in a century so long ago that their connection is a true one.

There are plenty of people out there who claim that this is incorrect however this post will explore the Igbo claims. In the video the presenter calls out John’s teachings as being inconsistent with the word of The Most High. This is similar to a video I watched which I have posted here https://youtu.be/zASWUqMm_JM it looks at how the Roman Catholic Church has become corrupt and Satanic. The reporter points to the role of the Pope of being one of a false prophet because he claims to be able to heal people of their sins and because the Roman Catholics created the New Testament to replace the old. A meeting was put together by the Roman Catholics where they called Pope’s,  Priests and Vicars to decide on whether they would conclude in the New Testament that their was a trinity in which Jesus was God. This is considered by some to be blasphemous.  If there is one God then to state Jesus is Lord wouldn’t be correct this has created different doctrines and branches of teachings stemming from the Old and New Testament. I personally look at it as God became manifest in the flesh and was still the One God. I think it is important to note that the Igbo Jewish do not follow the Christian New Testament. Below is the contention between the Jewish/Hebrews and Christian’s.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity

While the Fathers of the Church saw even Old Testament elements such as the appearance of three men to Abraham in Book of Genesis, chapter 18, as foreshadowings of the Trinity, it was the New Testament that they saw as a basis for developing the concept of the Trinity. One of the most influential of the New Testament texts seen as implying the teaching of the Trinity was Matthew 28:19, which mandated baptizing “in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit”. Another New Testament text pointing to the Trinity was John 1:1-14, in which the inter-relationships of the Triune God are reflected in the gospel author’s description of “the Word”, again showing the elements of the Triune God and their eternal (always was, always is, and always shall be) existence. Reflection, proclamation, and dialogue led to the formulation of the doctrine that was felt to correspond to the data in the Bible. The simplest outline of the doctrine was formulated in the 4th century, largely in terms of rejection of what was considered not to be consonant with general Christian belief. Further elaboration continued in the succeeding centuries.[12]

Scripture contains neither the word Trinity,[13] nor an expressly formulated doctrine of the Trinity. Rather, according to Christian theology, it “bears witness to” the activity of a God who can only be understood in Trinitarian terms.[14] The doctrine did not take its definitive shape until late in the fourth century.[15] During the intervening period, various tentative solutions, some more and some less satisfactory, were proposed.[16] Trinitarianism contrasts with nontrinitarian positions which include Binitarianism (one deity in two persons, or two deities), Unitarianism (one deity in one person, analogous to Jewish interpretation of the Shema and Muslim belief in Tawhid), Oneness Pentecostalism or Modalism (one deity manifested in three separate aspects). Additionally, theChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost are three separate deities, two of which possess separate bodies of flesh and bones, while the Holy Ghost has only a body of spirit; and that their unity is not physical, but in purpose.[17]

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The Igbo man also makes these claims in this video. https://youtu.be/a0dCy54unlM In which he calls out the chapter John and states it conflicts with the Old Testament and that there were people who set to make The Almighty name obsolete and replace it with Lord or God but referring to Ba’al. In his video the real name of God he breaks down what the Most High said to moses “I am that I am” “Aiyah Ashar  Aiyah” in Hebrew. (Pronunciation in English shortened Eye-yah)

Wikipedia states the following: An early (and widely influential) statement from an Igbo man, Olaudah Equiano, a Christian-educated freed slave, suggested a migratory origin of the Igbo Jews. He remarked in his autobiography of 1789 on

“the strong analogy which… appears to prevail in the manners and customs of my countrymen and those of the Jews, before they reached the Land of Promise, and particularly the patriarchs while they were yet in that pastoral state which is described in Genesis — an analogy, which alone would induce me to think that the one people had sprung from the other.” For authoritative support, he gives reference to “Dr. Gill, who, in his commentary on Genesis, very ably deduces the pedigree of the Africans from Afer and Afra, the descendants of Abraham….[1]

Many scholars dispute the Igbo claim of Jewish ancestry and religious teachings. I have been reading the bible on and off for a very long time and note that it details how the people of Israel fled into East and West Africa. On closer inspection it also states Noah became the progenitor of the dark races NOT THE NEGROES but the Egyptians, Libyans and Caanites. This suggests that the Israelites who fled Israel were of a different tribe. Judah??? Judeo that is what they called their kingdom in West Africa. Of course this is all speculation but interesting that different tribes tell the same migration story. They crossed the river nile when it was low from Israel migrated through Sudan and Ethiopia to Benin Dahomey,  Congo, Nigeria Ghana and some moved further south to Bantu regions.

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The Soudan Sudan stretched across the West to East of Africa see the first picture below.  At periods in time during Songhai and Kush kingdoms there was western Sudan named on maps and modern Sudan in the East at the same time. The people were considered the same. The Bible describes the people as the Negroes not the Africans and map producers later show this in their exploration of the region.

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http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/01/world/africa/nigeria-jews-igbo/index.html Below

Eze A.E. Chukwuemeka Eri, the king of a community in Aguleri, claims he presides over the throne of Gad’s son, Eri.Wearing a white shirt with the Star of David stitched on the front, King Eri points to a calendar on the wall of his palace that lists the names of his 33 predecessors. He has no doubts that Eri is his ancestor. He has even acquired land to establish an educational center for the study of Jewish culture.”Israelites and Igbos are brothers,” he says with a broad smile.King Eri, like many, claims that the Igbo are the Jews of West Africa.

They believe they are descendants of at least one of Israel’s lost tribes. In the eighth century B.C. the Assyrians invaded Israel’s northern kingdom forcing 10 tribes into exile. Historians say it is not unlikely that these tribes migrated westward to Africa.Throughout history, large populations of dispersed Jews also became “lost” through forced conversions and cultural assimilation.”There is evidence that is scientific that the Igbos descended from the people that evolved in Israel,” says Remy Ilona. He began investigating the stories from his youth more than a decade ago.”When I grew up I heard, like virtually every Igbo here, that the Igbo people came from Israel,” the Abuja-based lawyer says. His field work in Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Mali led him to conclude that Igbo and Jewish culture are not just similar, but “identical.”In his latest book, Ilona draws parallels between Igbo rituals and customs and those practiced by Jews. Shared traditional practices include circumcising male children eight days after birth, refraining from eating “unclean” or tabooed foods, mourning the dead for seven days, celebrating the New Moon and conducting wedding ceremonies under a canopy. Some historians have noted that the Igbo were practicing these customs before their exposure to the Bible and missionaries.

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See Nigerian DNA analysis here

Controversy over Igbo Origin: ‘We have proof that Umueri is the cradle of Ndigbo’

Extract below at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/09/controversy-igbo-origin-proof-umueri-cradle-ndigbo/

The group, in its report  endorsed by nine of its members, described  Aguleri & Nri, while partners in FOISTERING an inconsistent and inaccurate story on the Igbo  people, which they termed fallacious & misleading. The report was signed by Comrade Biafra Diboh, Chief.Daniel Obi Aninwetalu, Mr.Obi Kachi Nzedigwe, Mr. Titus Ugo Nwoye,  Comrade Sonny Onochie ,  Ms. Purity Nwofia, Mr.Oliver Chinweze, Mr.Chike Nnamdi and Sixtus Chinedu. 

 

The group insisted that  majority of the people who make up the Igbo of today were those who came from Israel while the rest migrated from Igala and other places. According to the group, the founders of  the  earliest settlers of the town are from Eri clan of Israel who left the Israelites during their time in wilderness (post-Egypt exile), migrated from East Jordan towards the Mediterranean Sea and later crossed back to Egypt from there to Ethiopia, then to Southern Sudan from where they sailed through the rivers and finally found themselves in Omambala or Anambra valley where they settled. “They now named the place after their clan, Umu-Eri, which means children of Eri. The migration was long-time ago before Saul was made King over Israel”, GULF said. It went on:  “At the new settlement, the culture of Hebrew worshipping, circumcision, burial & other customs remained  visibly the same with some modifications. There was no king or culture of king-making until the invasion of the land by the second wave of migration from the Igala descents who brought the system of priest-king along with it. “The Bini Kingdom also tried introducing its kingship by imposing the Ezes & Onowu but with limited success. However, the Umueri  people resisted the cultural encroachment from them until the colonial  administrators foisted warrant chief system on them.

Relationship between Umunri  & ancient Umueri “The original settlers of the communities that make up the Umunri clan are descendants of the first settlers of Umueri. Therefore the people of Umunri, otherwise called Nri Kingdom, are part of our ancient town. It is a  fact that amongst numerous people that constitute the Umunri Kingdom, the descendants of Umueri people are regarded as aborigines or the head of their various communities. Those communities were even named after founders of Umueri lineages. The original settlers in Nri are from Nri-aka in old Ugume ana of Ikenga Umueri. “Nri people were actually occupying the large expanse of land between Ugume Umueri and Ikem Nando (then in old Umueri town) which today subsist in Ugwu Nzu. “There is a popular road path which exists  till date which the the Nri people use for their itineraries from  Ugume to Ugunzu and is called ‘EZI NRI AKA’ till today. The vast area was inhabited by the descendants of Eri up to Omabala na Ezu before the present settlement of aguleri which is a recent settlement. “The Ire and Oraeri were living in the portion of land lying between Agu Eneneanya and Agu Oda in today Ifite Umueri and Nneyi Umueri. The Ire people abandoned this area in flight due to the war between them and the Igalas. “Today the Ire people can be found in Abba, Obosi, Ogidi, Umuoji  Enugu Ukwu. Occupying these portion of lands today are several artefacts’ and monuments, shrines, etc left behind by the fleeing Ires. “The Umunri oral tradition also confirmed that they once lived amongst our people here in Omambala valley. The Nri people of Umueri extraction had no king just like every other true Igbo town until the arrival of the Igala settlers who were forced to scatter and live amongst all Igbo towns in northern Igbo communities as a result of  the ancient war that was waged by the people of ancient Umueri clan. It was the Igala elements that brought the issue of kingship in Nri. It was  a foreign culture amongst the earliest settlers. Migration & trace of Umueri people “The founders of ancient Umueri community was not just a single man and woman as fallacious story peddled around by people, but group of people amongst whom was Eri, a great hunter and warrior from Eri clan of Gad’s tribe of Isreal around I,300BC.(See Gen46:16, Numbers 26:16). They found themselves in Omambala valley where they settled.

Original ancient Umueri people settled amongst basically in all northern Igbo communities notably Nteje(Umueri/Umuevi Nteje), Umueri Awka, Umueri Ogbunike, Umueri Okija, Umunagu- Achala, Amåleri Ichida, Umueri Awkuzu, Umueri Nkwelle Ezunaka. The Influence of Bini Kingdom “Another group that impacted its culture on the Omambala people are the Binis known formerly as the Idu in the local parlance. At the height of Bini Kingdom, it  annexed territories at will through conquest, but the emerging communities in Omambala valley through  juju & war charms were able to stop the Binis. In mutual pact agreed upon, Umueri and other communities in Omambala  communities, through their powerful medicine men & charm makers, provided the needed spiritual support to the Bini Kingdom whose standing army was busy fighting numerous wars during the ancient days. In reward  for their effort, the Binis rewarded and imposed them as Eze & Onowu Iyasele. This is how all those parading themselves as royal homes in northern part of Igboland emerged. It was not part of our culture and so anyone telling you that at  the death of Eri, his fore fathers became kings and that he is the 100th King of Eri is being far from truth. Our culture has no room for such political stool. 

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/09/controversy-igbo-origin-proof-umueri-cradle-ndigbo/

See also this Wikipedia post

Nri-Igbo

Nri is an ancient Igbo city-state in Anambra StateNigeria. The Kingdom of Nri was the center of Igbo culture, religion, and commerce in pre-colonial West Africa. It was the seat of a powerful and imperial state that influenced much of the territories inhabited by the Igbo of Awka and Onitsha to the east; the Efik, the Ibibio, and the Ijaw to the South; Nsukka and southern Igala to the north; and Asaba, and the Anioma to the west. The rulers of Nri did not use military conquest, but used religious authority and control of commercial routes as tactics in the spread of their city-state. Politically, Nri is known to be the most ancient origins of the Eze kingship in Igbo societies. But Nri and its rulers were also known for their reverred traditional religious institutions that instilled both awe and fear in those who made pilgrimages to the shrines. The religious practices believed in the existence of one supreme creator God, ‘Chukwu Okike‘; but the Eze Nri was seen as a potent who had powers to undo evil and cleanse the land from abominations and taboos.

Osu” was the name of outcasts of other communities who migrated and were accepted in Nri. Some Osu became eunuchs. During the colonial period, Nri and the regions under its political, religious, or commercial control became international markets for palm oil. In the heart of Nri influence was the Igbo Ukwu bronze castings.

HistoryEdit

The Nri clan existed from as far back as the 9th century. Nri (the founder of Nri clan) was the son of Eri (founder of Aguleri) and had migrated to the present day Nri from the Anambra (Omambala) river valley in Northern Igboland. Nri was said to have inherited spiritual powers from his father. The Nri people belong to the Umueri clans who trace their origins to Eri.

Mythological OriginEdit

In the Nri mythology, Eri descended from the sky, sent by Chukwu to make peace (settle disputes and cleanse abominations) and provide Igbo people food (yam and cocoyam). Some historians speculate that Eri may have migrated to the Anambra area out of the Igala dynasty of central Nigeria. But there is convincing evidence that Onoja Oboli, the founder of the Igala dynasty was actually another son of Eri.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nri-Igbo

 traditional philosophy and religious beliefs of the Nri like that of other Igbo peoples, are interwoven and centered on five interdependent major concepts which are as follows: Chukwu, Alusi, Uwa, and Ike Mmadu�.

Chukwu is the Great Creator of all things. The Great Creator has four major aspects which are manifestations of his existence. First, Chukwu is Anyanwu, in the symbolic meaning of the sun. Nri believe that as the sun’s light is everywhere so is the presence of Chukwu manifested everywhere; as the sun is all powerful so is Chukwu all powerful and as the sun is the light that reveals things so is Chukwu the source of knowledge. Secondly, Chukwu is Agbala, manifested in the fertility of the earth and the beings that inhabit it. Thirdly, Chukwu is Chi, manifested in the power and ability of living things to procreate themselves from generation to generation. Fourthly, Chukwu is Okike, manifested in the creation of everything visible and the invisible. Chukwu as Okike creates the laws that govern the visible and the invisible. These laws are neither good or bad. They are simple laws that enable things to work. Both good and evil are the products of the invisible beings and forces, the Alusi.”

 NRI KINGDOM AND HEGEMONY, A.D. 994 TO PRESENT.

By Maazi M. A. Onwuejeogwu (Prof.)

�The spirituality of the Igbo is not founded upon man but for man: he does not make attempts to equate God to man. No man, we believe, is so good that he should be deified, considered God, or even worshiped as a special son or prophet of God. Consequently, you cannot find a human in Igbo spirituality who is the prototype of Jesus Christ, Buddha, or Bahai. All these were humans whose character ranked highest in their respective and contemporary communities. Igbo has produced men and women of similar noble lives, but they were never deified, because a real God is invisible and superhuman.

If it is necessary to give a name to the Igbo spiritual systemso that it may be more clearly understood by those who like definitionsthe word is OMENANAIt is a system which holds that man’s activities are limitable by what is good for all. The name comes from the word ana, which, as I told earlier in connection with the functions of the village leader called amana, means the earth, the soil, the land, and also custom, tradition, law, constitution. Doing things in conformity with the constitution of the land or the good of all is called Omenana.

For us, religion and law are unalterably interdependent. Religion establishes the social reason for the ideal, while law or government regulates how the ideal can be attained.”

My Africa

By Maazi Mbonu Ojike

http://www.ekwenche.org/spirituality.htm

See also http://www.hebrewigbo.com/yoruba—sons-of-ephriam.html

A quote is below

 The father of the Yoruba people, Oduduwa traveled with Gad’s sons, Eri, Areli and Arodi from North Africa, likely Egypt and settled in what today is known as Nigeria. This would coincide with Yoruba oral history that they believe to come from outside of West Africa and thus it would be no surprise that we might find Israelites, Hebrews and Jews among the Yoruba.

Oduduwa was said to be a descendant of Hamm, through Nimrod also called Lamurudu, this according to Yoruba Christian Samuel Johnson in 1880. Sultan Bello, Caliph of Sokoto was quoted in 1820 by Hugh Clapperton to have said that the Yoruba people were descendants of a Canaanite tribe.  And S.O. Obiaku a Nigerian Historian claimed the Yoruba’s to originate from the Sudan or what was known as Cush/Kush (Ethiopia).

However, some say “Yoruba” is a corruption of the name “Jacob” or in Hebrew, “Yacob.” Others assert that Yoruba is from “Yerubbaal,” the “People of Baal.”

But the current Yoruba Jewish population who claim to come from the Israeli tribe of Ephraim was said to have been driven to Yorubaland from Morocco by Muslims and eventually mingled with Yoruba people. These black Jews in southern Nigeria are called the “Emo Yo Quaim”, or “Strange People”, by the native Africans, but these black Jews call themselves, “B’nai Ephraim” or “Sons of Ephraim”. These Jews who claim that their ancestors came from Morocco is supported by their language which appears to be a mixture of Maghrebi Arabic and local Negro speech. Thus abu (“father”) has become Yaaba, from the Hebrew word “Abba” and “Umm” (“mother”) is “Em” from the Hebrew, “Ima”. Nevertheless, most of their language is similar to the Yoruba’s around them.

These Yoruba, “Sons of Ephraim” observe certain Jewish customs, among which are the great holy days, naming of children on the 8th day, etc. In almost every way, these black Jews are like the Yorubas, and are hardly distinguishable from them, except for some outstanding Hebrew observances.   

But there is doubt whether any from this group exists today among the Yoruba. 



There is a clan among the Yoruba People called the “Ijeeu,” which is believed to be a corruption of the word “Hebrew” or “Jew.” They are looked down upon by the rest of the Yoruba for displaying Igbo-like character and traits, one of which is business prowess. There is even a town in Yorubaland called, “Ijuee-Igbo.” Much if the Ijeeu people resent and deny this connection with them and Ndi Igbo.  

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See the below Wikipedia page

Igala people

The Igala are an ethnic group of Nigeria. The home of the Igala people is situated east of the river Niger and Benue confluence and astride the Niger in Lokoja, Kogi state of Nigeria with its headquarters in Idah. The area is approximately between latitude 6°30 and 8°40 north and longitude 6°30 and 7°40 east and covers an area of about 13,665 square kilometers (Oguagha P.A 1981). They can also be found in Delta, Anambra, Enugu and Edo States of Nigeria.

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Igala territory
Total population
1,472,000
Regions with significant populations
Nigeria
Languages
Igala
Religion
IslamChristianity
Related ethnic groups
IdomaIgboEbiraEsanYoruba,

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HistoryEdit

The traditional Igala society is largely agrarian, although fishing is also a mainstay of the people especially the Igala’s of the riverine Idah area. The Igala before the 19th century inhabited the entire triangular tract of territory on the left bank of the Benue and Niger about 100 kilometers above and below their confluence. Settlements of the Igala speaking peoples were also located on the right bank of the Niger below the confluence opposite Etobe. The dynasties of the Igbirra kingdoms of Panda and Igu, the rulers of the Alago kingdom of Doma, Attama and Eze of the Nsukka area in north-west Igboland on the border of the Igala, as well as the Oku of Ikiri in the north-east Yorubaland claim either that their founding ancestors came from Idah, or derive the legitimacy of the offices from the Atta of Igala. Dynasties apart, the clans of the Igbirra Tao (Okene area), the Osomari Igbo south of Onitsha, some clans of the Idoma and Agatu claim migrations from Igala territory. Thus, the histories of the Nupe and Igala (and indirectly of the Kwararafa(Jukun))provide a general framework for the history of the people of the Niger – Benue confluence area. Boston (1968) believes that the central geographical location of the Igala people has exposed them to a wide variety of linguistic as well as cultural influences from other ethnic groups in the country. Notable among these are the Igbira, the Bini, the Igbo, the Hausa, the Idoma and the Yoruba ethnic groups. The languages of the Igala and Idoma bear a close resemblance. Igala and Igbo have important historical, ancestral and cultural relationships.

Angulu(1981) note that Igala and Igbo have important historical, ancestral and cultural relationships. Eri is said to be the original legendary cultural head of the Umu-eri, a subgroup of the Igbo people. Eri migrated from southern Egypt through the Igala area, settled, and established a community in the middle of Anambra river valley (at Eri-aka) in Aguleri where he married two wives. The first wife, Nneamakụ, bore him five children. The first was Agulu, the founder of Aguleri (The ancestral head of Eri Kingdom clans) (the Ezeora dynasty that has produced 34 kings till date in Enugwu Aguleri), the second was Menri, the founder of Umunri / Kingdom of Nri, followed by Onugu, the founder of Igbariam and Ogbodulu, the founder of Amanuke. The fifth one was a daughter called Iguedo, who is said to have borne the founders of Nteje, and Awkuzu, Ogbunike, Umuleri, Nando and Ogboli in Onitsha. As one of the children of Eri, Menri migrated from Aguleri, which was and still is, the ancestral temple of the entire Umu-Eri (Umu-Eri and Umu-Nri). His second wife Oboli begot Ọnọja, the only son who founded the Igala Kingdom in Kogi State.[1]

Akinkugbe (1976,1978) is of the opinion that based on evidence, Igala is neither a dialect of Yoruba nor a language resulting from the fusion of Yoruba and Idoma people as claimed by Silverstein, but rather Igala shares a “common ancestor” with Yoruba. In her words, “… this common ancestor was neither Yoruba nor Igala but what we have labeled here as Proto-Yoruba-Itsekiri–Igala (PYIG). The evidence suggest further that presumably, Igala separated from the group before the split of Yoruba into the present day Yoruba dialects considering the extent of linguistic divergence found between Igala on one hand, and the rest of Yoruba on the other” (1978: 32) Akinkugbe cites lexicostatistic evidence as well as evidence of sound shifts and lexical innovations as support or corroboration of this claim. Other comparative works aimed at investigating the language status of Igala (directly and indirectly) are Omamor (1967) and Williamson (1973). In fact, Williamson is the originator of the label ‘Yoruboid’ for the group of languages comprising Yoruba, Itsekiri and Igala for the purpose of distinguishing “between Yoruba as a language on the one hand, and Yoruba, Itsekiri and Igala as a genetic group on the other”. (Akinkugbe 1976:1) Akinkugbe refers to the proto- language of the group as Proto-Yoruboid in 1976 and Proto-Yoruba-Itsekiri-Igala (PYIG) in 1978[2] Contemporary historians believe that the Igala most likely shared a proto-Kwa ancestry with the modern Igbo and Yoruba people as well as most ethnic groups of Nigeria today. Thus, the ethnic family would include not only the prior two, but groups like the Idoma, and the Nupe to the north.

Wikipedia also goes on to describe the Igbo Jewish community which I have detailed below.

Certain Nigerian communities with Judaic practices have been receiving help from individual Israelis and American jews who work in Nigeria, outreach organizations like the American Kulanu, and African-American Jewish communities in America. Jews from outside Nigeria founded two synagogues in Nigeria, which are attended and maintained by Igbo Jews. Because no formal census has been taken in the region, the number of Igbo in Nigeria who identify as Jews is not known. There are currently 26 synagogues of various sizes. In 2008 an estimated 30,000 Igbos were practicing some form of Judaism.[5] Others have cited a more conservative figure of 3,000 to 5,000 Igbo practicing Judaism.[6]

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The Igbo Jews are said to have migrated from Syria, Portugal and Libya into West Africa around 740 C.E. It is claimed that the initial immigrants were from the biblical tribes of Gad, Asher, Dan, and Naphtali. Later, they were joined by more Jewish immigrants from Portugal and Libya in 1484 and 1667 respectively.

Some of the Igbo Jews claim that the river Sambation (beyond which the ten lost tribes were dispersed by the Assyrians) is in Africa.

In a paper distributed by the “Igbo Benei-Yisrael Association of Nigeria,” three possible migration routes of Jews into Africa are proposed:

  1. Through migrations west from the Arabian Peninsula, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, and the Sudan.
  2. Through trade and travel of North African Jews within the West African Kingdoms of Mali, Songhai, and Kanem-Bornu. According to accounts from explorers of the region, several of the rulers of the Songhai Empire were said to be of Jewish origin.
  3. Through Jews traveling with Kel Tamasheq (Tuareg) trade caravans from various parts of Northeast Africa into West Africa.

Another possibility described by a 9th century Jewish traveler named Eldad ben-Mahli (also known as Eldad the Danite) is that his tribe, Dan, migrated from the land of Israel so as not to take part in the civil war at the time of Yeroboam’s secession, and were residing in the land of Havilah beyond the rivers of Ethiopia. According to Eldad, three other tribes in addition to Dan – Naphtali, Gad and Asher, as mentioned above – were with them; these had joined in the times of Sennacherib.

Eldad wrote that the Igbo Jews in Africa had an entire body of scriptures except for the books of Esther and Lamentations. They knew nothing of the Mishna nor the Talmud; but they had a “Talmud” of their own in which all the laws were cited in the name of the biblical Joshua. Eldad described a specific law dealing with the rules pertaining to the killing of animals for food.

Jewish communities throughout Muslim-controlled lands suffered greatly and in many cases were destroyed. The Igbo Benei-Yisrael lost whatever written documents and other written traditions that may have existed. The communities strived to maintain at the least a knowledge of their Israeli origin and to practice certain traditions in secret.

 https://shavei.org/igbo-jews-nigeria/
Moses provided redemption for his people. Moses delivered the people of Israel out of slavery and bondage in Egypt and brought them to the Promised Land of Canaan 
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Genesis chapter 10 (KJV)

Genesis 10:19 And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.

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See also

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Exploration of The Hebrews descended from the tribe of GAD

THE YORUBA AND OTHER HEBREW ISRAELITES OF NIGERIA

Ancient Egyptians wrote the Holy Bible

Whilst English Bible translators held in high esteem and reverence such names as Caesar, Pilate, Herod, Agrippa, Felix, Festus, etc, and did not dare translate them, they did not show the same reverence to any Hebrew names in the Hebrew Holy Scriptures and so translated them—YESHUA to JESUS, Yitzchak to Isaac, Ya’akov to Jacob, Kefa to Peter, Mattityahu to Matthew, Nakdimon to Nicodemus, Yochanan to John, Sha’ul to Paul, Perushim to Pharisees, Kohen Gadol to High Priest, Rebbe to Rabbi, etc, etc.

Let salvation seekers, therefore, beware of names and titles they have believed in their quest for the salvation of Elohim. There is ONLY one name into which Elohim has vested all His wisdom, and will, by which sinners are enabled to secure redemption from Lucifer and from evil influences; and made eligible to enter Heaven!

This one and only name is YESHUA HaMashiach, and not JESUS CHRIST!

https://www.modernghana.com/news/539346/the-name-of-the-savior-is-yeshua-ham.html

I recently came across a discussion shown below

Igbo’s and Yoruba’s came out of the great Bini Empire. The Bini are the founding father of present day Nigeria, and again trace their ancestral roots to the migration of the black Hebrews from the Nile Valley. The Bini Empire covered a vast territory: Republic of Benin (named after it’s founding father the Bini empire), the Ga tribe in present day Ghana, Togo, and parts of Cameroon.

https://youtu.be/AX33bsGUt8I

 

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Yahushua HaMashiach

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What I was going to do next is research who the Caanites were however I came across this post which I will be exploring further which tries to claim Caanites were ONLY white:

Sidon, the ancient city was known as the VERY POWERFUL BAAL PEOPLE and they were all white people in the beginning. They then invaded “LOWER NUBIA” renaming it to “EGYPT”, which was the name of “HAM’S WIFE”…(EGYPTUS).

Before there was an Egypt all of the land was called “NUBIA”. When GOD tell us the story of how “JAPETH’S LAND WAS STOLEN” He is talking about “Lower Nubia” that was taken from the Nubians and renamed to Egypt.

The Sidonians invaded Nubia in the second dynasty and would launch attacks into Nubia from Egypt. The Nubians were the first “PHAROAH’S” and were more than known for their “GOLD”.

The Israelites are the cousins of the Nubians because “ABRAHAM” lived in the black city states (HARAAN) of Nubia for 70 years before moving into the land of Canaan.

If the Canaanites were black people SUMER, NUBIA, CUSH, PUNT, MOROE AND MORE WOULD HAVE BEEN “WHITE CITIES” BUT THEY WERE NOT….THEY WERE ALL “BLACK CITIES AND THE FIRST KNOWN CITIES ON EARTH”.

SUMER WAS THE RULING HEAD OF ALL BLACK CITY STATES AND THE CANAANITES WERE ALL IN ANCIENT ISRAEL. THE CANAANITES FIRST CITY WAS “BABYLON” AND IT WAS A CITY OF “WHITES, INDIANS & ASIANS”.

NIMROD WAS THE “FIRST ARABIAN” AND HE ALONG WITH THE ASIANS MADE BABYLON. BABYLON WAS USED AS A “FORT” TO ATTACK THE BLACK CITY STATES AND END “SUMER’S RULE OVER THE LAND or BLACK RULE”.

THE SIDONIANS WOULD LAUNCH ATTACKS INTO “NUBIA” FROM EGYPT AND BEFORE BABYLON ALL CANAANITES WOULD LAUNCH ATTACKS ON “SUMER”, MAINLY “THE HITTITES”, WHO WERE ALL “ASIAN” (CANAANITES).

IT WAS THE HITTITES WHO ATTACKED THE SUMERAIN KINGDOM, KNOWN AS “THE BLACK HEADS”.

ABRAHAM WAS THE FATHER OF “THE ISRAELITES” AND THE ISRAELITES WERE “SLAVES” IN EGYPT. RAMASEES WAS THE “PHAROAH’ AT THE TIME THE ISRAELITES WERE IN BONDAGE AND RAMASEES WAS THE HERO OR WAR HERO FOR ALL OF THE “WHITE PEOPLE” OF EGYPT.

THE ONLY WHITE PEOPLE ON EARTH IN THOSE DAYS WERE ONLY “THE SIDONIANS”, WHO WERE THE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF “SIDON”, WHO WAS THE SON OF “CANAAN”. THE WHITES OF EGYPT WERE ALL CALLED “THE SIDONIANS”.

THE SIDONAINS WERE ALL “BAAL WORSHIPERS”.

BLACK PEOPLE WERE NEVER “BAAL WORSHIPERS”!!!!!!!!
ALL OF THE NUBIAN & SUMERAIN KINGS WOULD DECLARE THE SIDONIANS AS “THE UN-CLEAN’ AND THE NICKNAME “DEVIL” WAS GIVEN TO THEM AS A WHOLE BECAUSE OF THEIR “UN-GODLY WAYS”.

THE BAAL GOD’S WERE “WHITE GOD’S OR WHITE PEOPLE”.
MANY POEMS OF THE ANCIENT BABYLONIAN GOD’S AND THE SIDONIAN GOD’S WERE THE SAME AND THEY WERE MOSTLY ALL “WHITE GOD’S”.

SLAVERY TO THE BLACKS WAS DONE SIMPLY BECAUSE “THEY REFUSED TO WORSHIP “THE CANAANITES FALSE GOD’S”!!! THE PHAROAH OF EGYPT RAMASEES CONSIDERED HIMSELF AS “GOD” AND ALL WHITES CALLED HIM “GOD”. HE WAS A SIDONIAN, WHO WAS WHITE AND HE HATED ALL BLACKS.

YOU HAVE TO STUDY “THE BLACK KINGS OF NUBIA” TO FULLY KNOW THIS INFO.

THE ISRAELITES WERE ALL “BLACK PEOPLE”, THE COUSINS OF THE NUBIANS, THE CUSHITES AND THE PUNTAINS. THE PROOT TO THIS IS “KING DAVID”, THE ISRAELITE KING. HIS BEST FRIENDS WERE “THE CUSHITES & THE NUBIANS” AND THEY WERE CONSIDERED AS THE SAME FAMILY.

KING SOLOMON’S BEST FRIENDS WERE “THE NUBIANS’ AND “THE QUEEN OF SHEBA” WAS A WIFE OF HIS. SHEBA MEAN “BLACK OR DARK SKINNED”.

KING SOLOMON’S SON BY THE QUEEN OF SHEBA IS WHO CREATED “THE FIRST DYNASTY OF ETHIOPIA (950 BC)” AFTER ALL OF THE WARS AGAINST “THE CANAANITES’.

KING SOLOMON AND KING DAVID BOTH WOULD STATE IN THE OPEN THAT THEY WERE ALL ‘BLACK PEOPLE AND BLACK QUEENS AND KINGS”. THERE ARE MANY POEMS OF KING SOLOMON AND THE QUEEN OF SHEBA AND IN MANY OF THEIR POEMS IT IS CLEARLY STATE BY THE KING OF ISRAEL THAT “HE IS BLACK SKINNED & THE SUN HAS BURNT HIM JUST AS IT HAS BURNT ALL OF ISRAEL, FOR HE WAS HATED BY THE ENEMY, WHO HATE THEIR SKIN. HE ALSO STATE THAT HE WAS THE SLAVE IN EGYPT AND HOW THE LORD MADE THEM ALL FREE.

All of the children of “ETHIOPIA” are the children of “KING SOLOMON (THE ISRAELITE KING) & THE QUEEN OF SHEBA”.

IN THE ANCIENT PAST THE CANAANITES WERE ALL VERY DEEP IN SERPENT WORSHIP, WHICH IS CALLED BAAL WORSHIP AND BAAL WORSHIP HAS “LUCIFER AS IT’S GOD”.

THE COLOR “RED” IS THE “BIRTHRIGHT OF THE SIDONIANS” AND THEIR CITIES OF BIRTH WAS “THE TOWER OF BABEL, SIDON, TRIPOLI, BABYLON, EGYPT THEN ROME. ALL OF THESE PLACES WERE PAINTED THE COLOR “RED”.

Here are some links of proof;
The Sidonians History;
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13776a.htm
The Ethiopian History;

The Hittite Kingdoms;
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07305a.htm

http://www.raceandhistory.com/cgi-bin/forum/webbbs_config.pl?md=read;id=2456

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What I will say is Nimrod was likely black or a black arab mix as was Ishmael. Also Ishmael was born of Hagar and Abraham and so would be an Israelite because of his father.

As to the writers statement below

“NIMROD WAS THE “FIRST ARABIAN” AND HE ALONG WITH THE ASIANS MADE BABYLON.”

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THE PEOPLE WOULD HAVE LIKELY LOOKED LIKE THE PICTURES BELOW

BLACK ARABS

 

Now Sarah had a maid named Hagar, an Egyptian woman, who ran away from her mistress, and saw an angel by a well, and afterward came back to Sarah. She, too, had a child and his name was Ishmael. So now there were two boys in Abraham’s tent, the older boy, Ishmael, the son of Hagar, and the younger boy, Isaac, the son of Abraham and Sarah.

Ishmael did not like the little Isaac, and did not treat him kindly. This made his mother Sarah very angry, and she said to her husband:

“I do not wish to have this boy Ishmael growing up with my son Isaac. Send away Hagar and her boy, for they are a trouble to me.”

And Abraham felt very sorry to have trouble come between Sarah and Hagar, and between Isaac and Ishmael; for Abraham was a kind and good man, and he was friendly to them all.

But the Lord said to Abraham, “Do not be troubled about Ishmael and his mother. Do as Sarah has asked you to do, and send them away. It is best that Isaac should be left alone in your tent, for he is to receive everything that is yours. I the Lord will take care of Ishmael, and will make a great people of his descendants, those who shall come from him.”

 

http://biblehub.com/library/marshall/the_wonder_book_of_bible_stories/the_story_of_hagar_and.htm

It appears to me the Arabs and Shemitic “Negroes” were classed as the same people from the same tribe by Europeans who explored the region. Religious differences have kept Arabs and Shemitic negroes/africans apart and sometimes caused war and influenced slavery.

Some Nigerians claim they were the first ones on the earth and lived before Adam so to read the above post which throws out there that the Caanites are not black is new to me but some of the information does appear true. In West Africa some people still worship the snake and the curses fit black people taken into the slave trade and so where it refers to China I am sceptical however they do not worship one God so also fit some of the prophesies in the bible. Ramses I also believe was atleast part African so see some flaws with the statement above.

It is also possible that the Caanites were once black but during migration became white after thousands of years in a cold climate with little sun.

 

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