Black Spirituality Religion : Yah And the Igbo, Before The Bible and Hebrews

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  1. decipherx1

    decipherx1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm just passing down knowledge that a Brother passed to me just now,
    and this is why I say, WE learn something everyday if we open our minds to diffrent concepts, and we MUST learn that ALL things written in history did not start w/ the Bible.
    Who REALLY knows how long the Igbo called the Supreme being Yah before the Hebrews? Hotep.


    http://ndi-nche.com/nsibidiscript.html
     
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    “An interesting example of unresolved heterogeneity is the introduction of the feudal hierarchical system into a community like the Igbo by both the colonial authority and the Christian church. Over the ages, the Igbo have lived in extremely democratic and acephalous village units, each one independent of its neighbor and, in its internal government, acknowledging no single, supreme ruler or reigning dynasty. Before the colonial era the facts show and a popular proverb of the Igbo declares defiantly that "Igbo enwegh eze"-- the Igbo know no king. British anthropologist C. K. Meek puts it bluntly and succinctly: kingship is not and never was a feature of the Ibo constitution. Where it occurs it is clearly of exotic origin.

    The British colonial authority was puzzled by this anomaly, which imperial puzzlement found expression in the words of Margery Perham: Southeast Nigeria presented administrative problems which, in their "difficulty, are unique in Nigeria if not in all British Africa. "The British were . . . dealing with a suspicious people whose culture presented exceptional difficulties to the understanding of Europeans." To Her Majesty's government it was not only un-British and therefore barbarous, but it was all the more incomprehensible since the neighbors of the Igbo of comparable size and "intelligence" and "state of evolution," the Yoruba and Bini of the West and the Hausa-Fulani of the North had evolved intricate hierarchical systems of governance with "Obas" (kings) and "Emirs" (feudal Moslem rulers), at the apex of ruling houses and dynasties.”
     
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    TY 4 info peace.
     
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    And thank you, brotha, for passing down the knowledge to us.
     
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    wow this great stuff thanks decipherx
     
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    decipherx1,

    After reading the title of your thread and then clicking the source link, the last thing I expected to see was a reference form the Bible, right off the top, seriously:

    Nsibidi Script

    "And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech."

    Genesis 11:1


    While this is an important find, and thanks to the brother that shared this with you, I was just blown away and didn’t expect to see or read Genesis 11: 1…Peace In my brother friend.


     
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    decipherx1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes they used the bible Quotation to show the similarities in various spirit belief systems, but the Igbo had those concepts way before the Bible was written.
     
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    True decipherx1,

    We can easily stipulate that many things pre-date the writing of the Bible, that's not a problem; especially if we understand that that verse speaks to antiquity.

     
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