- May 7, 2009
HEBREW ISRAELITE ORIGINS
And thou shalt speak and say before the LORD thy God,
A Syrian ready to perish was my father, and he went down
into Egypt, and sojourned there with a few, and became there a
nation, great, mighty, and populous:… DEUTERONOMY 26:5.
BEFORE it was Called SYRIA & Before Jacob-Israel…
4000s BC-----------2300sBC [FLOOD] -------- 2000s BC---------
Egyptian Museum; A ANCIENT SYRIAN
Titled; Ancient Syrian Bedouin
There happens to be a lot of history about this very subject of which I hope to share some. But this would be part of the origins of the Hebrew Israelite people. However prior to this time though, much more happened and needs to be brought out as well. In order to understand the bigger picture about the Original Syrian people and also prior to the development of the Israelite people, the more distant past to their existence needs to be understood. But because Jacob Israel married a Syrian girl, RACHEL, this would be a part of the origins of the Hebrew Israelites. However, father Israel was not technically a Syrian man himself, but he was from another Semitic origin from his male line, Arphaxad. But he and his father’s people came to be a part of this Syrian country at a time that the Syrian people became very divided based on COLORISM. This would be the reason why Israel’s grandfather Abraham was told by the Creator to separate from his father Terah. Abraham’s father Terah bonded with the Assyrian people but Abraham [ie Abram; Ab-Ram] was born in Ur of the Chaldees and identified with these people of his origins, the Sumerians, and they had become suppressed in their own native Sumerian lands in Mesopotamia.
The southern parts of Syria was considered SYRIA or the BROWN or dark skinned descendants of Asshur and due to Colorism, the northern parts of Syria became known as ASSYRIA, meaning ‘WHITE SYRIA’, this division also stemmed from what occurred in the great civilization that bordered this country in the land of the Chaldeans. Based on the Bible records, the country of Syria became named after a son and descendant of Shem, named ASSHUR and his name reveals the very maternal origins of these Semitic people. Prior to this country being given to the descendants of Shem, it was the land of Canaan Ham, a son and descendant of Ham (Cham). But after about three hundred (300) years, the land was taken back from the Canaanites by Noah and given to his son Shem who received the blessing of the priesthood ahead of his elder brother, Japheth. Yes, Noah also took the blessing of JapHeth as the High Priest and gave it to his second born son, Shem at an earlier time and prior to the Canaanites being dispossessed of their lands. However, Shem and his generations were also a part of the problems that led to a great conflict in the lands of Ham. So even though the descendants of Shem received the blessing of the High Priesthood and the land of Canaan Ham that became the land of Asshur, the Canaanite dominant presence remained for one major reason, Asshur Shem was part WHITE CANAANITE.
Although today we here in America know this same country as Syria, however, this would be a demise, because it is known ASSYRIA by the people there and by other countries all over the world. In America have we Black Americans been misled to believe that the term ‘Assyria’ has become defunct. But in fact, its name used by other countries and all of the ancient Assyrian symbolism confirms that Syria today is still known as Assyria. The very national flag contains the ancient symbols of Assyria, not Syria. Syria specifically defines the ethnic or dark skinned Syrians of who were present as a distinct culture of people for many thousands of years, but eventually they were suppressed and dominated by the Assyrians by the Roman Empire times. Even though both the Syrians and the Assyrians worship the same god, Ashur [ie Asshur], who was their ancestor, they became two different and distinct cultures due to Colorism and then later because of the other kinds of foreign people that came to intermix with each of them and that became a part of their separate and distinct cultures. Therefore, both Assyria and Syria became different and unique apart from each other in the early times of their formations and during the lifetime of Abraham. So therefore, father Israel bonded with the Syrians and as a result his identity and that of his offspring, they came to be defined in association with Syria and both of these cultures, Syria and Israel, did not look like Assyrian people. Therefore like many of the tens of thousands of Syrians that became forced marched into Egypt and suppressed under ‘hard bondage’ at a later time especially during the 18th Dynasty of the Thutmosis, the descendants of Israel became a part of this time period as well. Unlike the Assyrians of whom the Egyptians elevated, on the other hand, the Syrians were loathed. While the Hebrew Israelites were suppressed and concentrated in Lower Egypt in the north by the Assyrians, however, the Nubian-Egyptians became suppressed in Upper Egypt in the south:
For thus saith the Lord GOD, My people went down
aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian
oppressed them without cause. ISAIAH 52:4.
So even though today, the Arab people of Syria do not all reflect the ancient Assyrians, however, the name of the very country is not called Syria as we are made to believe here in America based on our records and maps, but it is still referred to as Assyria in other parts of the world. And in ancient times, the Egyptians worshiped the Assyrians because they were White Syrians. Even though many African Americans have become enraged at the idea that the Egyptians have been thought at times to have been White, not only does the Bible support this truth but it also confirms the secular records too, in that yes, the Egyptians did welcome in the Assyrians and inter-mixed with Asiatic and White people of whom did come to rule in Egypt at some point in time. Joseph was the son of a Syrian woman and he was forced into Egypt during the 12th Dynasty. Yet even at this time, the Egyptian rulers over Egypt came to regard the Assyrians as being more supreme than the Syrians and for this reason and when Joseph was delivered out of the dungeon and elevated, Joseph was not identified as being a Syrian, but he was given a royal title that linked him to his ancestor Terah, not Abraham! Even though Joseph never knew Terah or even Terah’s son Haran, or his own Great-grandfather Abraham for that matter and Abraham completely separated himself from his father Terah and from the Assyrians, and Joseph’s Egyptian statue depicted him as being Brown skinned like the Syrian man that he was, however, he was associated with Assyria and not Syria by the Egyptians. Joseph’s name was associated with the Assyrian city of Haran (ie Charran, Naharin) that was built up by Terah (ie Thara), a city not named after his own ancestor Abraham. And Joseph made it plain to his own people how the Hebrew were regarded by the Egyptians as Hebrews were marked by trade as being shepherds and not cattle herders, and so likewise from the viewpoint of the Egyptians, the Syrian people were also marked as being subordinate to the Assyrians for various physical reasons as well.
In comparison to the Egyptians of that time period of the 12th Dynasty, Joseph may have been regarded as being lighter skinned than the Nubians and the Egyptians, but he was still ethnic in his appearance and brown skinned like the Syrians. So as the Egyptian records do show, Joseph was indeed, a Syrian and in the beginning, he wore the attire and hairstyles that remained a dominant theme in Syria and in Israel for thousands and thousands of years. Joseph had African-typed hair, bushy hair, and he was pictured in his tomb likewise. The beginning of his life story in his tomb in Egypt does not begin with his birth, he was depicted as a slave. Joseph was depicted as being brown skinned with a huge black afro, and he had only a white cloth wrapped around his waist, bare foot, bent over and with a tool in his hand. But the depictions of Joseph ended on the other side of the tomb of him depicted with a headdress that covered his hair. In fact the very hairstyle that Joseph wore was also described as being the hairstyle of the Syrians, and this hairstyle today known by some in East Africa as being called, THE TIFFA, was first depicted in ancient Egyptian records during the time of the 12th Dynasty, the very time that Joseph was brought into Egypt. Many Hebrew Israelite people today in East Africa still wear this very hairstyle of the ancient Syrians of which would be a large afro at the crown or top of their head and then longer locks of hair that drapes down around their neck and back. Because the East African girls don’t ‘poll’ or cut their hair like the men to have the afro at the crown of their head, another typical style worn in Northeast Africa today of the women of Eritrea and elsewhere in that region of Ethiopia would be that they twist back about four or more thick rows of hair at the top of the head and let the rest of their thick hair be free at the back and drape down. Therefore, the ancient records of the past and of today can reveal truth and pinpoint the cultural identity and physical genetic traits that would define the true origins of the Hebrew Israelite people to be in association with the ancient people of Syria. Cont.
Among traditional Hidarab (Beja), Beni-Amer and some Tigre men, they style their hair in a fluffy crown like shape that have long ringlets hanging down on the sides. This type of hairstyle is known as the tiffa in the Hidareb language. Attesting to its antiquity, ancient Egyptian paintings found in tombs that date back to the 12th Dynasty show the tiffa hairstyle being present among their citizens.
THE BLESSING OF JOSEPH
…The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren. GENESIS 49: 26.
TIFFA HAIRSTYLE, Ancient Egypt Record
THE BLESSING OF JOSEPH
…And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD be his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath,… And for the precious things of the earth and fulness thereof, and for the good will of him that dwelt in the bush: let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph, and upon the top of the head of him that was separated from his brethren. DEUTERONOMY 33:13-16.