Source: A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in All Parts of the World: Many of which are Now First Translated Into English : Digested on a New Plan ; Illustrated with Plates, Volume 16 (Bavarian State Library) 1814 A.D.
This source is a paragon for understanding the polarizing view of the “Hebrewisms” of Africa. Meaning, the individual of this source isn’t willing to ponder that perhaps the “natives” of West Africa are indeed connected to ancient Judaism but he acknowledges other scholars have done so. Scholars from various time frames and regions have long noted “Hebrewisms” throughout Africa, especially West Africa, but as to why those “Hebrewisms” exist is where the discussion lays.
I believe this whole field of study revolves around what one is able to accept as truth or a possibility and what they are not willing to accept as truth or plausibility. This is all shaped by preconceived notions, one’s religious orientation, how one views history, how one views Africa, and how one views the African Diaspora.