Akan Religion is Pre-Arab North African

Source: Religion in the Ashanti Province of Ghana (Pi Gamma Mu, International Honor Society in Social Sciences) 1963 A.D.

Deuteronomy 32:8-9 Berean Study Bible, “When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, when He divided the sons of man, He set the boundaries of the peoples according to the number of the sons of God.

Deuteronomy 32:8-9 NLT, “When the Most High assigned lands to the nations, when he divided up the human race, he established the boundaries of the peoples according to the number in his heavenly court.”

Daniel 10:20 Berean Study Bible, ““Do you know why I have come to you?” he said. “I must return at once to fight against the prince of Persia, and when I have gone forth, behold, the prince of Greece will come.”

Daniel 12:1 Berean Study Bible, ““At that time Michael, the great prince who stands watch over your people, will rise up. There will be a time of distress, the likes of which will not have occurred from the beginning of nations until that time. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered.”

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Note: Page 209 of the source.

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Note: Page 209 of the source.

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Note: Page 210 of the source.

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Note: Page 210 of the source.

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Note: Page 210 of the source.

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Note: Page 211 of the source.

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Note: Page 211 of the source.

This source confirms the Ashanti of West Africa have many Judeo-Christian beliefs. Page 211 lays out a broad overview of the Creation that Genesis 1-2 and Proverbs 8 describe in that Nyame (God) created divine beings (“their children” and “supernatural powers”) and the Earth, mankind was then formed, and then “local gods” were established to protect mankind which one can equate to divine beings being assigned to each nation as Deuteronomy 32:8-9 and Daniel 10:20 tell us.

Negative customs and beliefs that ancient Israelites held such as God having a “wife” (female deity worship) is also held by the Ashanti people (Jeremiah 44:25) and ancestor worship.

It can be argued that elements of animism exist in Ashanti culture due to their respect for certain animals, trees, and rocks. Deuteronomy 4: 15-20 , Deuteronomy 17: 2-7, Isaiah 24: 4-6, Isaiah 43:20, Ezekiel 8:10, Psalm 77:16-18, Psalm 96: 11-12, and Matthew 8:27 can all be used to argue that elements of animism (the belief that certain animals or objects possess a distinct spirit) existed in ancient Hebraic culture. Deuteronomy 4:15-20 and Deuteronomy 17:2-7 speaking against the worship of luminary bodies and animals can be used to allude to the possible notion that some ancient Israelites believed certain objects and animals had a distinctive spirit and thus they worshipped them.

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