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Love God and Love People

Love God and Love People

The most important thing in this life is to love God and love people (Mark 12:28-31)
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11th Century Berber, Almoravid Ruler Yusuf ibn Tashfin’s Brown Skin and Woolly Hair

11th Century Berber, Almoravid Ruler Yusuf ibn Tashfin’s Brown Skin and Woolly Hair

Source: Yusuf ibn Tashfin (New World Encyclopedia) 2021 A.D. From the source, "Yusuf ibn Tashfin or Tashafin (reigned c. 1061 - 1106) (Arabic: يوسف بن تاشفين or يوسف بن تشفين) was an ethnic Berber and Almoravid ruler in North Africa and Al-Andalus (Moorish Iberia)...The Almoravid confederation, which consisted of a hierarchy of Lamtuna, Musaffa and Djudalla Berbers, represented the military's elite. Amongst them were Andalusian Christians and Africans, taking up duties as diwan al-gund, Yusuf's own personal bodyguard; including 2,000 black horsemen, whose tasks also included registering soldiers and making sure they were compensated financially..."A wise and shrewd man, neither too prompt in his determinations, nor too slow in carrying them into effect," Yusuf…
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Mathias de Sousa was Possibly a Portuguese Jew in Colonial Maryland

Mathias de Sousa was Possibly a Portuguese Jew in Colonial Maryland

Source: Defining race and identity in early Md. (The Baltimore Sun) 2001 A.D. From the source, " BLACK HISTORY Month offers an opportunity to spotlight the history and achievements of African people and their descendants in America. In Maryland, we celebrate the lives of men and women like Benjamin Banneker, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. It may seem ironic that in observance of the first Black History Month of the millennium, we question the identity of an official Maryland first: Mathias de Sousa -- widely celebrated as the first black man to vote in the Maryland legislature. We do not question…
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The Ibo Jews Descend From the Tribe of Gad, Zevulun, Menashe, Levitical Migrants, Judeans, and Asher

The Ibo Jews Descend From the Tribe of Gad, Zevulun, Menashe, Levitical Migrants, Judeans, and Asher

Source: Nigeria Virtual Jewish History Tour (Jewish Virtual Library) 2020 A.D. From the source, "According to oral traditions, the Ibo have resided in “Iboland,” a region of modern-day Nigeria, for over 1500 years. Before that, the tradition asserts that they were migrants from ancient Israel. There exist a number of theories that explain from whom the Ibo are descendant, and how they came to reside in Nigeria. One theory contends that the Ibo are the descendants of one of the lost tribes. Ibo Jews The Ibo of Benei Gath are said to have descended from Gath (Gad), the eighth son of Jacob. The…
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Analyzing Tacitus’ Statements on Jews-Tacitus Viewed Jews as a Threat Due To Their Religious Customs-Romans Both Admired and Envied The Jews For Their Ancient Origins-Utilize Sources About Egyptians and Ethiopians Being Black Because Greco-Roman Individuals Categorized People By Physical Appearance and Customs-The Jews Were Equated To Mostly Being of Egyptian Origin or Ethiopian Origin-A “Stereotypical” Image Was Held By Greco-Roman Thinkers About The Physical Appearance of Egyptians and Ethiopians

Analyzing Tacitus’ Statements on Jews-Tacitus Viewed Jews as a Threat Due To Their Religious Customs-Romans Both Admired and Envied The Jews For Their Ancient Origins-Utilize Sources About Egyptians and Ethiopians Being Black Because Greco-Roman Individuals Categorized People By Physical Appearance and Customs-The Jews Were Equated To Mostly Being of Egyptian Origin or Ethiopian Origin-A “Stereotypical” Image Was Held By Greco-Roman Thinkers About The Physical Appearance of Egyptians and Ethiopians

Source: Tacitus (Jewish Virtual Library) 2021 A.D. From the source, "He gives a bizarre picture of Jewish national and religious origins (Histories 5:2–5), though in referring to traditions which variously make the first Jews Cretan, Egyptian, Ethiopian, or Assyrian exiles, or the nation of the Solymi celebrated by Homer, he is not wholly inaccurate, since the theory of Assyrian origin may fit with the biblical account of Abraham's wanderings from Chaldea. Nor is his account wholly unfavorable, since the Romans, whose own origins were questionable (see the preface to Livy's History), admired and envied peoples who had ancient origins. Tacitus agrees with…
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1822: Jews Described As “Not White” and “Very Dark”

1822: Jews Described As “Not White” and “Very Dark”

Source: Narratives of Travels and Discoveries In Northern and Central Africa 1822-1823 Dixon Denham mentions that Jews are not white, but are "very dark" like the man he was talking to. The man he was speaking to also describes the white Jews as "a bad people".
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King Menelik I, The Solomonic Dynasty, and The Ark of The Covenant

King Menelik I, The Solomonic Dynasty, and The Ark of The Covenant

The story of King Menelik I and Ethiopia's Solomonic Dynasty begins in the Bible with the Queen of Sheba coming to visit King Solomon. The Bible itself doesn't come right out and say it, but there are several verses that make it clear that the Queen of Sheba was beyond impressed with Solomon's wisdom and his wealth. Solomon was a famous king.Solomon was wise beyond the queen's expectation.Solomon was rich beyond the stories the queen had heard.Solomon already had 1,000 other women that we know of. There is no reason to believe that the above would result in anything other…
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