Hebrew identity and History is not linked to or based on translations of the Bible but rather it is based on the ORIGINAL script like the Dead Sea scrolls.They wrote it you say, the bible has so many different versions who do you know which one is authentic?
The versions of the bible i've seen and read in the modern world seem to mock the true history of our people.
How much was lost in the translation?
FYI: I'm not a follower of any religion, i can appreciate good hearted people no matter what they follow.
For example, our name EƲE, which is the ORGINAL name of the Israelites and which TRANSLATES in English as Hebrew is based on the ORIGINAL script. Thus when it comes to identification what matters is the original script and not on a Translation.
The ancient Israelites were called EƲE. The EƲE people live in West Africa. Their territory was called the Slave Coast during the Transatlantic Slave Trade because the majority of the Slaves to America was from this part of Africa. Thus the descendants of those Slaves in America are also EƲE aka Hebrews.