Month: November 2020

Professor Jeffrey Jerome Cohen Provides Commentary On Why Jews Were Depicted As Being Black In Medieval Time Period

Professor Jeffrey Jerome Cohen Provides Commentary On Why Jews Were Depicted As Being Black In Medieval Time Period

Source: Medieval Identity Machines (University of Minnesota) 2003 A.D - pg. 277 Note: Page 277 of the Medieval Identity Machines. "In general, however, Saracens and Jews were the groups most susceptible to representation as swarthy, "Ethiopian," or black-skinned." The book Medieval Identity Machines was published in 2003. The beginning of page 277 of this book tells us that in the medieval ages, Jews being depicted as "swarthy", "Ethiopian", or "black-skinned" was used to signify race more than class which once again shows that Jews were literally seen as being black.
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Dark Skinned Hebrews With Ruddy Complexion

Dark Skinned Hebrews With Ruddy Complexion

Source: International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - 1939 A.D. From the Encyclopedia for the term ruddy, "The dark-skinned Hebrews found great beauty in a clear complexion." The complete 1939 A.D International Standard Bible Encyclopedia stated that dark-skinned Hebrews found great beauty in a clear complexion. This correlates to the biblical ruddiness being that of a black person having a ruddy complexion.
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Jews Were Originally A Dark-Skinned And Woolly-Haired People

Jews Were Originally A Dark-Skinned And Woolly-Haired People

Source: Illustrated Nature of The Animal Kingdom: Being a Systematic and Popular Description of the Habits, Structure, and Classification of Animals From The Highest to the Lowest Forms, With Their Relations To Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, and The Arts (Smithsonian Libraries) 1859 A.D. - pg. 42 "The Jews appear to have been originally a dark-skinned and woolly-haired race..."
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Ashur Means Black

Ashur Means Black

Source: Ashur (Bible Hub) 2020 A.D "And after that Hezron was dead in Calebephratah, then Abiah Hezron's wife bare him Ashur the father of Tekoa." - 1 Chronicles 2:24 From the source: Ashur: Probably from shachar; black; Ashchur, an Israelite -- Ashur. Click on Ashur to see how the name Ashur literally translates to "black". Names in ancient times often represented physical features or unique characteristics that an individual displayed. Once again, we have a black name for a black Israelite who was literally called "black" because he was a very dark shade of black.
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The Black Jews of Timbuktu (Mali)

The Black Jews of Timbuktu (Mali)

Source: Shavei.org (Shavei Israel) There are approximately 1,000 people with alleged Jewish roots in Timbuktu, Mali. They arrived in the 14th century fleeing persecution in Spain, and migrated south to the Timbuktu area, at that time part of the Songhai Empire. Among them was the Kehath (Ka’ti) family, descended from Ismael Jan Kot Al-yahudi of Scheida, Morocco. Sons of this prominent family founded three villages that still exist near Timbuktu—Kirshamba, Haybomo, and Kongougara. In 1492, Askia Muhammed came to power in the previously tolerant region of Timbuktu and decreed that Jews must convert to Islam or leave; Judaism became illegal…
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UNESCO Says Ancient Egypt Was Black

UNESCO Says Ancient Egypt Was Black

Source: Ancient Civilizations of Africa (University of California) 1981 - pg. 38 In 1981, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization published General History of Africa II: Ancient Civilizations of Africa. From page 27 to page 43 of this book, UNESCO proves that the ancient Egyptians from their origins through the several thousand years they reigned to the sunset of the Roman Empire they were without a doubt a black, negroid race. Page 29 to the beginning of page 30 of this book also talks of the "brown" Mediterranean peoples, which includes Shemites, being negroes. This also ties to…
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Judaism and Christianity Present In West Africa Before The Transatlantic Slave Trade

Judaism and Christianity Present In West Africa Before The Transatlantic Slave Trade

Source: Blacks Jews : The Religious Challenge or Politics Versus Religion (Cambridge University) - Page 233 "J. Leighton Wilson was a missionary for eighteen years in Africa. In his work Western Africa: its history, condition and prospects (London 1856), he states that in Senegambia, religion was a mixture of paganism, Judaism and Islam and that it is difficult to define the areas of influence of each of the three religions. In northern Guinea paganism and Judaism were closely intertwined and in the south there were more traces of Christianity. He based his conclusions on the existence of some customs which…
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The Origins of The Lemba “Black Jews” of Southern Africa: Evidence From P12F2 and Other Y-Chromosome Markers.

The Origins of The Lemba “Black Jews” of Southern Africa: Evidence From P12F2 and Other Y-Chromosome Markers.

Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information The Lemba are a southern African Bantu-speaking population claiming Jewish ancestry. Allele frequencies at four different Y-specific polymorphic loci, as well as extended-haplotype frequencies that included data from several loci, were analyzed in an attempt to establish the genetic affinities and origins of the Lemba. The results suggest that > or = 50% of the Lemba Y chromosomes are Semitic in origin, approximately 40% are Negroid, and the ancestry of the remainder cannot be resolved. These Y-specific genetic findings are consistent with Lemba oral tradition, and analysis of the history of Jewish people and…
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Jews Inhabited Both Sides of The Niger River

Jews Inhabited Both Sides of The Niger River

Source: Africa being an accurate description of the regions of Ægypt, Barbary, Lybia, and Billedulgerid, the land of Negroes, Guinee, Æthiopia and the Abyssines - John Ogilby 1600-1676 (University of Michigan) - Page 34 "Many Jews also are scatter'd over this Region; * some Natives, boasting themselves of Abrahams seed, inhabiting both sides the River Niger (Niger River): Others are Asian Strangers, who fled thither either from the desolation of Jerusalem by Vespa∣sian; or from Judea wasted and depopulated by the Romans, Persians, Saracens, and Christians: Or else such as came out of Europe, whence they were banish'd, viz. Out…
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Judaism Was The Traditional Religion of Black Slaves

Judaism Was The Traditional Religion of Black Slaves

Source: Blacks Jews : The Religious Challenge or Politics Versus Religion (Cambridge University) 1987 - Page 235-236 "The study of customs and rites and the analysis of the semantics of these African tribes have led many of their observers to propose some hypotheses and even to draw some conclusions. Doctor Allen H. Godbey reached the following conclusion: 'These factors have a very specific significance if we consider the presence of Judaism among the American Negroes. Hundreds of thousands of slaves were transported to America from West Africa during the trade which started some 400 years ago. What traces of Judaism…
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