Ouidah , historically called also Whydah , Juda, Juida by the French and Ajudá by the Portuguese, formally the Kingdom of Whydah (so named for the Whydah Bird of Paradise), is a city on the coast of the Republic of Benin. The commune covers an area of 364 km2 (141 sq mi) and as of 2002 had a population of 76,555 people.
The kingdom of Juda use to appear on the West African map
, the forest and coastal areas of western Africa between the tropic of Cancer and the equator. Derived from the Berber word aguinaw, or gnawa, meaning “black man” (henceakal n-iguinamen, or “land of the black men”), the term was first adopted by the Portuguese and, in forms such as Guinuia, Ginya, Gheneoa, and Ghinea, appears on European maps from the 14th century onward.
Below the door of no return
The Jewish presence in Africa began to expand significantly in the second and third centuries of the Christian era, extending not only into the Sahara desert, but also reaching down along the West African coast, and possibly also to some Bantu tribes of Southern Africa (where some 40,000 members of the Lemba tribe still claim Jewish roots). The names of old Jewish communities south of the Atlas mountains, many of which existed well into Renaissance times, can be found in documents in synagogue archives in Cairo.
In addition, Jewish, Arab and Christian accounts cite the existence of Jewish rulers of certain tribal groups and clans identifying themselves as Jewish scattered throughout Mauritania, Senegal, the Western Sudan, Nigeria, and Ghana. Among notable Arab historians referring to their existence are Ibn Khaldun, who lived in the 13th century, a respected authority on Berber history; the famous geographer al-Idrisi, born in Ceuta, Spain in the 12th century, who wrote about Jewish Negroes in the western Sudan; and the 16th century historian and traveler Leon Africanus, a Moslem from Spain who was raised by a Jewish woman working in his familyâ€™s household, who is said to have taught him Hebrew and emigrated with the family to Morocco in 1492. Leon Africanus later converted to Catholicism but remained interested in Jewish communities he encountered throughout his travels in West Africa.
Below Ashanti Ghana & Dahomey Benin Jews
The white line is the river Niger. The map shows the mouths of the Niger as it splits in two in Benin. This map which was made in the 17th century shows the British American and Portuguese Colonists situated on the West African coast.
The Niger River (; French: , pronounced ) is the principalriver of western Africa, extending about 4,180 km (2,600 mi). Its drainage basin is 2,117,700 km2(817,600 sq mi) in area.6 Its source is in the Guinea Highlands in southeastern Guinea. It runs in a crescent through Mali, Niger, on the border with Benin and then through Nigeria, discharging through a massive delta, known as the Niger Delta or the Oil Rivers, into the Gulf of Guinea in theAtlantic Ocean. The Niger is the third-longest river in Africa, exceeded only by the Nile and the Congo River (also known as the Zaïre River). Its main tributary is the Benue River.
Next door to Dahomey were the Ashanti and Fanti in the Gold Coast Ghana
, region of the western African continent comprising the countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Western Africa is a term used in the Encyclopædia Britannica to designate a geographic region within the continent of Africa. The term West Africa is also often used to refer to this part of the continent. As conventionally understood, however, West Africa is primarily a political and economic designation and comprises all the areas considered here except Cameroon, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, and the Saharan parts of Mali, Mauritania, and Niger.
The Fon children
Kush was the grandson of Noah. The term “Kushite” refers to a vast large area. The various regions of ancient Kush are called by different names, including early Egypt, Eastern Sudan, and Nubia. The Kushite territories were ruled by tribal chiefs and overlords of larger territories. Biblical Kush included Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and Tanzania. The culture was essentially Nilotic. Some of the ancient Nilotic peoples moved into the Benue Trough. Others moved into Southern Arabia. That is why there is a close linguistic and cultural connection between the Edo of Benin and the Edomites of the Bible.
Linguistic and archaeological evidence supports the biblical picture of Abraham’s ancestors coming from the Upper Nile region that was part of Kush and spreading their culture and religious beliefs by the great water systems across what I’ve termed the ancient “Afro-Asiatic Domnion.” During this period the Sahara was a much wetter region. Genesis tells us that Abraham was a descendant of Kush and of the great Kushite kingdom-builder, Nimrod.
Hausa of Nigeria above
Hausa’s close relationship to Arabic is due to the common roots that the Kushite languages share with old Arabic. Before Judaism became a distinct world religion, these Afro-Asiatic peoples shared a common worldview and religious practices which the Bible calls Kushite. The Kushite civilization spread from the Nile Valley into southern Africa and into West Africa.
The Nubians created the world’s first civilization and that civilization was much older than Egypt. In fact, in 2000, archeologists discovered many facinating artefacts, including glasswork of great beauty and excellent craftsmanship. These were found in Sudan and according to Time Magazine, some artefacts were dated to about 8000 years B.C. Astronomy was also well organized in Nubia during the period and an astronomical observatory dating back to about 7000 B.C. was found in Sudan as well. It is also in Sudan that a large number of ancient cities exist.
The Nubians also built a large number of small pyramids later on in their history but they used a very sophisticated system of tombs to bury their kings. Many were similar in style to the early Egyptian Mastabas. Those of later centuries were small pyramids with chapels built on top and the tombs at the beneath the ground.
WHO ARE THE DESCENDANTS OF THE ANCIENT NUBIANS TODAY
The birth of Nubianism or the return of the Nubian consciousness, study of Nubian history, reverence for Nubian culture and the recognition of the Nubian blood and lineage started in Nubia, right there in the South of Egypt, where to be Nubian is to belong to the world’s longest lasting civilization and the belonging to a people with the longest lasting kingship on earth. It may be surprising to note that the Nubian monarchy continues to exist today and Nubians continue to have their king, although the land of Nubia is occupied by invaders (and their culture, religions and laws) who originally migrated from the northern Semitic lands, and who have mixed in with some Sudanese to create a new type of people similar to South Africa’s coloreds, who are now engaged in a racist war of genocide, enslavement of Black men, women and Chiildren and some of the most putrid racism found anywhere on earth (except against Blacks in India, Latin America and Indonesia where in these places, extermination of Black people is routine).
Today, the Nubas of the Nuba Mountains are direct descendants of the ancient Nubians (see http://community.webtv.net/paulnubiaempire go to the Youth Site, or click to http://community.webtv.net/nubianem/ ) The Nuer People of Sudan, the Dinkas and a number of “Nilotic” peoples as well as many people in East Africa of Bantu linguistic origins are also of Nubian origins. In fact, although it is said that the Bantu ( Ba-Ntu ) migrated from Nigeria to populate the rest of Southern Africa about five thousand years ago, there is a significant of what appears to be close linguistic similarities between some Nilotic and ancient Egyptian and Cushite languages with the Bantu Languages, both of which originated in the Sahara. These similarities include the “Ba” prefix to name nationalities, such as “Ba-luba” “Ba-kongo,” or the “N’ to denote persons and groups, such as “Ntu” (probably nation or people) or Ndabaningi (a person’s name) or “N-g-r” (God in ancient Egyptian) or the word “N-t-y-r” (Nature, God, sacred in ancient Egyptian).
Hence, these tall and medium height peoples of Africa who are spread from Ethiopia and Somalia to West Africa and south to Zululand are all connected. They were once spread as far as Tukey and Southern Europe in Preshitoric times and as far as Fiji and ancient Mexico. One of the most important migrations of Africans to the Americas occurred about 600 B.C., when groups of people from West Africa who worshipped Shngo the Thunder Element and who used the axe, migrated to Mexico about 600’s B.C. and introduced their religions. According to Sitchin ( http://www.ancientamerica.com )
Blacks with Egyptian connections migrated to Mexico about 3113 B.C. and on that date, itroduced the first calendar to Mexico. Others have pointed out that the Olmecs were a combination of West Africans and Nubians (see “A History of the African-Olmecs pub by 1stBooks Library, http://www.1stbooks.com ).
The distances between the two cultures are thousands of miles apart, however, both the Carthaginians and Pharaoh Nikau sent people to West Africa to trade between 600 B.C. and 450 B.C. respectively. The West Africans and Nubians most likely collaborated with each other and had cultural contact.
The Afar language (Afar: ) (also known as ’Afar Af, Afaraf, Qafar af) is an Afroasiatic language belonging to the family’s Cushitic branch. It is spoken by the Afar people inhabiting Djibouti, Eritrea and Ethiopia.
the Jews in Dongola are now classed as Arab see the 2 pictures below..
The Christian Kingdom of Dongola
The Fulani Tribe below
The Falasha below
JEWS IN SPAIN AND PORTUGAL
The Iberian Peninsula has always been associated with the Ebro, Ibēros in ancient Greek and Ibērus or Hibērus in Latin.
In the seventh century, many Spanish Jews fled persecution under the Visigoths to North Africa, where they made their homes in the Byzantine-dominated cities along the Mediterranean coast. Others arrived after the expulsion from Iberia. Remnants of longstanding Jewish communities remain in Morocco, Tunisia, and the Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla. There is a much-diminished but still vibrant community on the island of Djerba in Tunisia. Since 1948 and the war to establish Israel, which aroused hostility in Muslim lands, most other North African Jews emigrated to Israel.
Israelite Migration to Northern and Western Africa
After the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple many Hebrews fled into Africa. Between the periods of Pompey and Julius Ceasaer about 1,000,000 Hebrews fled to Africa. The Hebrews hid and lived in Africa for over 1,500 years from 70 A.D. to 1619 A.D.
George E. Lichtblau author of “Jewish Roots in Africa” had this to say in his book about the Hebrew dispersion into Africa:
‘Pressed under sweeping regional conflicts, Jews settled as traders and warriors in Yemen, the Horn of Africa, Egypt, the kingdom of Kush and Nubia, North African Punic settlements (Carthage and Velubilis), and areas now covered by Mauritania. More migrants followed these early Jewish settlers to Northern Africa…’
Rudolf R Windsor author of “Babylon to Timbuktu” said this in his book on page 120:
‘The black Jews who migrated to the Sudan from the North converged with the Jews migrating from the eastern Sudan to the countries of the Niger River…There is much proof, and still much more to be revealed by scholars, that there existed prior to the slave trade and subsequent to it many tribes, colonies, and kingdoms in West Africa’.
Africa is identified in various Jewish sources in connection with Tarshish and Ophir. The Septuagint, and Jerome, who was taught by Jews, and very often the Aramaic Targum on the Prophets, identify the Biblical Tarshish with Carthage, which was the birthplace of a number of rabbis mentioned in the Talmud. Africa, in the broader sense, is clearly indicated where mention is made of the Ten Tribes having been driven into exile by the Assyrians and having journeyed into Africa. Connected with this is the idea that the river Sambation is in Africa. The Arabs, who also know the legend of the Beni Musa (“Sons of Moses”), agree with the Jews in placing their land in Africa.
According to certain local Malian legends a mention in the Tarikh al-Sudan may have recorded the first Jewish presence in West Africa with the arrival of the first Zuwa ruler of Koukiya and his brother, located near the Niger River. He was known only as Za/Zuwa Alayman (meaning “He comes from Yemen”). Some local legends state that Zuwa Alayman was a member of one of the Jewish communities that were either transported or voluntarily moved from Yemen by the Ethiopians in the 6th century C.E. after the defeat of Dhu Nuwas. The Tarikh al-Sudan, states that there were 14 Zuwa rulers of Kukiya after Zuwa Alyaman before the rise of Islam in the region.There is debate on whether or not the Tarikh es-Soudan can be understood in this manner.
Mali region below
Mali Jews say they came from Yemen
HAM & SHEM Afroasiatic (Afro-Asiatic), also known as Afrasian and traditionally as Hamito-Semitic (Chamito-Semitic) or Semito-Hamitic, is a large language family of about 300 languages and dialects.It includes languages spoken predominantly in West Asia, North Africa, the Horn of Africa and parts of the Sahel.
My DNA below covering Sub-Saharan, West and South East Africa. The Bantu DNA is spread as far as the horn of Africa Ethiopia Kenya Somalia.
The star of David was used on the West African coins
The Star of David, also know as the Magan David (Shield of David), has been a symbol associated with Judaism for centuries. A stone bearing the Star of David in a synagogue in the Galilee dates back to the 3rd century. It is believed to have been used as a decorative design.
A Star of David was used in the year 1108 in the Leningrad Codex, which is the oldest complete edition of the Hebrew Bible in existence. The term, Magan David,was used as early as the 11th century as a name for the God of Israel, where God is compared to a shield in the divine protection of King David.
A 12th century text, Eshkol ha-Kofer, a work on the Ten Commandments, refers to the Shield of David.
Coins found in the 13th century bear the Star of David.
The Star of David was used in a medieval Tanakh manuscript from 1307 in Spain.
And on second thoughts I should add some research about this star.
The idolotrous Babylonians, Egyptians and Assyrians used it.
The Israelites worshiped star gods, such as Remphan and Chiun.
Solomon used it in worship of false gods and to invoke the powers of Satan.
The Antichrist Beast of Revelation, the Roman Catholic Church, uses it.
The Jesuit-controlled ultra-wealthy Rothchild family uses it to steal the worlds wealth.
Satanists, Luciferians, astrologers and witches use it to invoke the power of demons.
The six-sided star numerically equals 666 (6 points, 6 triangles, 6-sided hexagon).
It’s on Israel’s flag because the Antichrist Jesuits control the state of Israel.
Christians shouldn’t have anything to do with the six-pointed star, as it is Satanic.
This ‘mark of the beast’ identifies people groups that are Antichrist.
The six-sided star was used by Babylonian astrologers for Sun worship.
Babylonian astrologers divided the starry heavens into 36 constellations (ten days each). These were represented by different amulets called “Sigilla Solis,” or the Sun Seal.
These amulets were worn by the pagan priests and they contained all the numbers from 1 to 36. By these figures they claimed to be able to foretell future events.
Adding the numbers of any column either horizontally or vertically, and also the two diagonals crossing the square, the total is the same — 111.
The sum of the six columns, either horizontally or vertically, is 666.
So 666 is a number associated with pagan sun-worship, which originated in the mysteries of ancient pagan Babylon.
Sun worship, which is really Satan worship, has existed for thousands of years and is still worshiped to this very day by Mystery Babylon, the Roman Catholic Church and the global elite in the world.
The Israelites worshiped the star of foreign gods and were punished for it.
Israel adopted the six-pointed star in the wilderness due to their apostasy. The mark of Cain was worshiped by the Israelites in the wilderness as the star of Remphan, which represents the god Saturn, also called Chiun.
“But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.“ Amos 5:26
Just before being stoned to death by the Jews, Stephen accused the Jewish leaders, “And you took up the tent of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, the figures which you made” “in order to worship them.” Acts 7:43
Saturn worship is Satan worship.
Satan got Solomon to worship him through false gods.
After his marriage to Pharaoh’s daughter in 922 B.C., Solomon gave himself up to witchcraft and idolatry, and built altars to Moloch, Ashtoreth and Remphan, the ancient Egyptian ‘Star‘ god.
This is very significant, because Solomon was a man of wisdom, who was allowed to build the temple of God; yet late in his life Satan caused him to worship and build altars to false gods, and use the hexagram to invoke the powers of Satan.
King Solomon reintroduced the 6-Pointed Star to the Kingdom of Israel, so the Talisman of Saturnbecame known as the Seal of Solomon.
The Six-Pointed Star is engraved on the Talisman of Saturn which is used in ritual magic.
A bull’s head is enclosed in a six-pointed star, and surrounded by letters composing the name Rempha, the planetary genius of Saturn, according to the alphabet of the Magi.
The bull represents Moloch worship and ultimately, Satan worship.
Satanists, Occultist and Freemasons venerate King Solomon, who owned a magic ring that was engraved with the Seal of Solomon, which gave him power over the invisible monarchy of demons. (The History And Practice Of Magic, Vol. 2)
The star of David may have a pagan history but some people do not look into the history of it. There are people who have a clean heart and the deception is not their fault. However these symbols have crept into all religions. I just wanted to emphasis how the star of David and palm tree that was associated with the bible was used by the British in West Africa to represent us. I think they knew who we were all along.
The Fall of Solomon
The Palm Tree
The Palm tree represented in the bible
The cherubim and the palm trees were closely associated; both were largely represented, and they were found in close conjunction: “a palm tree was between a cherub and a cherub.” Both of them pictured the righteous man in the sanctuary of God, but while the cherub signified the good man at his best bringing himself and all that he had as an offering to God, the palm tree stood for the good man as one who had been made what he was by the services of the sanctuary; the one was enlarged and ennobled humanity brining its offering to God, the other was that same humanity gaining its goodness and worth from God and from his house. “The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree,” said the psalmist (Psalm 92:12). And there is very good reason why that tree should be taken as a type or picture of the righteous man; there is also excellent reason why the prominence of the palm tree in the prophet’s vision should picture the truth that man’s goodness is the fair and excellent result of much communion with God.
Notice in the below pictures the similarity between The Great Wall of Benin and the fortification of Israel and Judah.
AFRA above Biafra The Benjamin tribe
The below was posted on http://www.pbs.org/wonders/Episodes/Epi3/ouidah.html
Ouidah was a densely populated, prosperous kingdom located on the Slave Coast of West Africa in what is now Benin. It rose to prominence as an exporter of slaves in the late 17th century and flourished for about sixty years before falling to the inland kingdom of Dahomey in 1727. Before the 17th century, the Aja peoples who populated the region of Ouidah and that of its inland predecessor, the kingdom of Allada, had not developed a commercial or maritime tradition and supported themselves with lagoon fishing, agriculture, and hunting. Increased competition for trade along the West African coast by the French, English, Dutch, and Portuguese, from the second half of the 16th century on, gradually reoriented the people of the Slave Coast towards the sea and the Atlantic trade. In the 1650s, Ouidah started breaking away from Allada and establishing itself as a powerful polity of warriors, slavers, and traders. In 1671 the French moved their trading factory from Allada to Ouidah, and the English and Portuguese were soon to follow. At the height of its commercial prosperity in the first two decades of the 18th century, Ouidah controlled the export of between fifteen and twenty thousand slaves a year. Neighboring Dahomey’s wars of conquest stretched southward to the coastal region in the 1720s, disrupting trade and blocking trade routes from the interior. After Dahomey conquered and pacified Ouidah in 1727-28, the Dahomian king appointed bureaucratic officials to administer Ouidah as the principal port and commercial capital of the kingdom. For over a century more, Ouidah remained a center of the Atlantic slave trade under the patronage of the kings of Dahomey. The abolition of the Brazilian slave trade in 1851 and the installation of a British consul in Lagos rang the death knell of the Atlantic slave trade, and by 1865 palm oil had entirely replaced slaves in Ouidah’s export market. By Zayde Antrim at http://www.pbs.org/wonders/Episodes/Epi3/ouidah.html
Ouidah The homeland of voodoo
Below post from http://www.museeouidah.org/HistoryOfOuidah.html
The History of Ouidah is best known for its central role in the slave trade during the 17th , 18th , and 19th centuries, during which time nearly 1,000,000 individuals were boarded onto ships from the beach at Ouidah and were transported across the Atlantic. Originally, however, Ouidah (once Gléwé) was a small village in the small Xwéda kingdom that supported itself through agriculture, hunting and fishing in the coastal lagoons – the inhabitants had very little to do with the sea and its treacherous tides. Ouidah’s first encounter with Europeans occurred during the 16th century. Though the slave trade along the Bight of Benin began soon after, it was not until the end of the 17 th century that European traders began purchasing slaves from the Xwéda kingdom in earnest, establishing factories and forts in the town of Gléwé (now Ouidah). The kingdom of Xwéda prospered greatly from this trade, until in 1727 the militaristic kingdom of Dahomey routed the kingdom of Xwéda , killing, capturing and dispersing its citizens, and usurping trade with the Europeans. Until Dahomey ‘s colonization by the French, the town of Ouidah remained in Dahomean control. The slave trade was extremely active, and by the middle of the 18 th century the population of Ouidah verged on 10,000 inhabitants, and had reached its economic apogee. In 1818 Dahomey installed Francisco Félix de Souza, known as Chacha by the Dahomeans, to manage the slave trade on behalf of the kingdom of Dahomey . To this day, the descendants of de Souza hold a place of importance in Ouidan society. As European governments began to denounce the slave trade as brutal and unjustifiable, the trade in slaves across the Atlantic all but closed. In the late 1800s the town of Ouidah began to focus its export efforts on much less lucrative palm oil. Even as the slave trade declined, there began a repatriation of many of the descendants of slaves exported to the New World . Most of these were third-generation enslaved individuals living in Brazil , and as they returned to Benin (and particularly to Ouidah) they brought many of their customs and traditions. To this day there are many examples of Afro-Brazilian architecture in Ouidah stemming from this period. The kingdom of Dahomey (including Ouidah) was colonized by the French in 1902; by 1961, however, the country of Dahomey gained independence from France. Ouidah is a center of the Vodun religion in Benin , and arguably the world. In 1992 Ouidah held the first international festival dedicated to the art and culture of Vodun. In addition, the annual Festival of Vodun on January 10 at Ouidah has been declared a national holiday.
See also https://blackhistory938.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/my-igbo-slave-ancestor/
If you are interested in the tribe of Judah please visit this site that has lots of resources http://www.lojsociety.org/study.html
The reason that I set up this blog is to research my history and secondly because I have calling to awaken my people, if you believe in The Almighty then you will have a calling too. We have to line up, do the things that pleases The Creator. We have to get in place and that is all I will say on that. I do not want to biased in this blog and I know that we come from many tribes and for that reason I will present all aspects that I can on black history. That said below is a link on Voodoo. I do not practise or want to practise it however I want to highlight it as one of the cultural practises as it is a huge aspect for certain tribes.
this 5 minute documentary shows Vodoo in that area
With regards to Vodon Wikipedia states
The pirate that captured slaves in Ouidah