Pan Africanism : Black Jews of Southern Africa?

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  1. toylin

    toylin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    not quite sure where this belongs...

    Over 2,700 years ago, the Assyrians exiled the ten tribes of the Kingdom of Israel. "In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria captured Samaria and he carried them away to Assyria and placed them in Halah, and on the Habor, the river of Gozan, and in the cities of Medes." In the years 722-721 BC (over 2700 years ago), the Ten Tribes who comprised the northern Kingdom of Israel disappeared. Conquered by the Assyrian King Shalmaneser V, they were exiled to upper Mesopotamia and Medes, today modern Syria and Iraq. The Ten Tribes of Israel have never been seen since. Or have they?

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    Tudor Parfitt, the protagonist of the NOVA documentary "Lost Tribes of Israel," made a journey through southern Africa to study the unusual traditions of a black African tribe called the Lemba. This Bantu-speaking group claimed Jewish ancestry and observed many Semitic traditions such as kosher-like dietary restrictions and slaughter practices, male circumcision rites, strict rules against intermarriage, and Semitic-sounding clan names.

    More at the site.... http://www.freemaninstitute.com/Gallery/lemba.htm
     
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    MANASIAC Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is not suprising Sister Toylin.

    Being Jewish is a way of life, not a nationality as our friends Ariel Sharon and Company Purport it too be. The Hasidic Jews are the only Jews who zealously believe that race determines Judasim.
     
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    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    That is correct brother Manasiac, and since this belongs in the PanAfrican forum, I'll move it there.
     
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    Toylin

    The descendants of the ten tribes of Israel who were taken into exile by the Assyrians reside mostly in India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.
    They were brought their when the Assyrians invaded Eastern Persia and India.

    Most of them have been absorbed into the general population but a few of them remain separated and observe a few of their ways.


    The tribes of Judah and Benjamin who escaped Babylonian exile by fleeing to Egypt settled all over East Africa live on through the Somalis, Ethiopians, and Eritreans, Kenyans, Tanzanians and others.

    The Ibos of Nigeria are also said to be Hebrew though not necessarily of Israelite origin.
     
  5. toylin

    toylin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Now, see.. I knew about the Falashas of Ethiopia, but I have never heard of the Lembas. Also, I have always heard about the conspiracy theory rumors about how everybody in the Bible is Black... but do we have any proof?
     
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    Good Question Sister Toylin. I know one great example, is how Napoleon Bonaparte I destroyed a lot of the paintings of the Black Madonna’s. Also the first three popes of the Catholic Church were black.

    We had a heavy influence on Christianity; however, when the European entered the Middle East and Africa they destroyed a lot of our historical references to the church, this was done too purport the religion of Christianity as their own.

    This can also be taken into another context, the European has no history outside of it's violence within it's borders, I believe in a vain attempt to make themselves remembered they so called "Discovered and Destroyed" evidence of everything they touched.

    If you notice they are the only group of people who discover something that has already existed before they discovered it...
     
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    Isaiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    LOL! Good Post, Brother Manasiac!

    Has anyone here seen pictures of the Lalibella Temples in Ethiopia??? It is a monastery carved out of the ROCK, the mountains, many thousands of years ago, and it is an awesome thing to behold... KNowing they didn't have high-powered tools to build this thing, it must've taken a thousand years just to bring it to it's state of perfection...


    Peace!
    Isaiah
     
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