The Black Jews Were Planted In Malabar By Nebuchadnezzar

Source: The One Primeval Language Traced Experimentally Through Ancient Inscriptions in Alphabetic (Oxford University) 1854

Black Jews of Malabar

“I would observe only, that the denomination Joud or Aioud is applied indiscriminately, in the East, to the whole Hebrew race; as we see, at the present day, in the instance of the Black and White Jews of Cochin. The fact, that the Hebrew rolls of Books of the Old Testament, still extant among the Black Jews of Malabar (as proved by an example now in my possession), written on sheets of red goat-skin, came to them from Cashmeer at once proves the existence of an ancient Hebrew colonization in that valley, and explains D’Anville’s ” Montagues de Joud on Aioud.”

Black Jews of Malabar

“The division of these Hebrew colonists, arising from physical discrepancy of countenance and colour, into ” Black and White Jews/’ is now generally known. It is also known, that, while the White Jews deduce their origin from colonists, who fled thither from Jerusalem upon the destruction of the city and temple by Titus the Black Jews claim descent from Israelites of the Captivity, placed in Malabar, originally by Nebuchadnezzar. It is further known, that the Jews of Cochin, more especially the Black Jews allege themselves to have possessed, and still, in part at least, to retain in their possession, records of their own history, and of the history of their nation, from the time of the Babylonish Captivity to a comparatively recent period.”

Black Jews of Malabar

“I was informed that the Black Jews possessed, formerly, copies written on goat skins; and that in the Synagogue of the Black Jews, there was an old record chest, into which the decayed copies of the Scriptures had been thrown. I accordingly went to the Synagogue with a few of the chief men, and examined the contents; which some of them said they had never looked at before, and did not seem greatly to value. The MSS. were of various kinds, on parchment, goat skins and cotton paper.”

Black Jews of Malabar

“The resident Jews are divided into two classes, called the Jerusalem, or White Jews, and the ancient^ or Black Jews. The white Jews reside at this place. The Black Jews have, also, a Synagogue here; but the great body of that tribe inhabit towns in the interior of the Province.”

Black Jews of Malabar

“It is only necessary to look at the countenances of the Black Jews, to be satisfied that their ancestors must have arrived in India, many ages before the White Jews. Their Hindoo complexion, and their very imperfect resemblance to the European Jews, indicate that they have been detached from the parent stock in Judea, many ages before the Jews in the West; and that there have been intermarriages with families not Israelitish. I had heard that those tribes, which had passed the Indus, have assimilated so much to the customs and habits of the countries where they live, that they may be sometimes seen by a traveler without being recognized as Jews.”

Black Jews of Malabar

“The Black Jews communicated to me much interesting intelligence, concerning their brethren, the ancient Israelites, in the East: traditional, indeed, in its nature; but, in general, illustrative of true history. They recounted the names of many other small colonies, resident in Northern India Tartary and China; and gave me a written list of sixty-five places. I conversed with those who had lately visited many of these Stations^ and were about to return again. The Jews have a never ceasing communication with each other in the East Their families, indeed, are generally stationary, being subject to despotic Princes; but the men move much about in a commercial capacity; and the same individual will pass through many extensive countries. So that, when anything interesting to the nation of the Jews takes place, the rumour will pass rapidly throughout all Asia.”

Black Jews of Malabar

“According to the Cochin Manuscript compiled from those Records, the first colony of the Israelites, or Black Jews, was planted in Malabar by Nebuchadnezzar, The first Colony of the White Jews was founded by refugees from Jerusalem immediately after the destruction of the city; and the Second Temple, by Titus, These original colonies were largely reinforced^ from age to age, by a succession of Hebrew migrations* ; until the chief towns of Malabar were filled to overflowing with a Hebrew population; and the Jews became lords paramount of the country under the kings of Ceylon. In the height of their power and prosperity, the city of Cochin alone is alleged to have contained within its walls, eighty thousand heads of families, and forty thousand houses.”

Black Jews of Malabar

“ancient Jewish Records, which are said to date from the time of Nebuchadnezzar; and which were spoken of as belonging to the sun-blacked tribe of Manasseh. In this one allusion, we have the parentage of the Black Jews. Is it not possible, that the black Naussers of Elphinstone may be the same stock, and that the name Nausser itself may be the corruption only, of their patronynimic, Manasseh? Without attaching undue weight to this conjecture, I venture to throw it out, in the hope that the attention of eye-witnesses may be called to the degree of international resemblance between the roving Naussers of Afghanistan and the Black Jews of Malabar.”

By Black History In The Bible

"And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God." - John 8:45-47

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