Godfrey Higgins Mentions That 12th Century Edrisi Noted That Jews Were on the West Coast of Africa

Godfrey Higgins Mentions That 12th Century Edrisi Noted That Jews Were on the West Coast of Africa

Source: Anacalypsis (London: : Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, Paternoster Row) 1836 A.D. Note: Page 603 of the source. Note: Page 604 of the source. This source is a short summary of key Hebrewisms in Africa by the reputable scholar Godfrey Higgins. Godfrey Higgins makes a quick reference to the tribe of Juda possibly migrating to West Africa like Guinea. Godfrey Higgins mentions Edrisi mentioning Jews being in the area of Lamlem which others have noted and the Ashantee country is mentioned. This source also mentions Canaanites fleeing into Africa which other sources have noted, as well. There…
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1714 – Commentary Confirms Judaism was the Religion of the Ancient Africans

1714 – Commentary Confirms Judaism was the Religion of the Ancient Africans

Source: For Africa ; Containing What is of Most Use in Bleau, Varenius, Cellarius, Cluverius, Baudrand, Brietius, Sanson, &c. ; With The Discoveries and Improvements of the Best Modern Authors to this Time (etc.): 4 (Nutt, John) 1714 A.D. - pg. 39 Page 39 - Left Side Page 39 - Right Side This source confirms the notion that Judaism has been native to Africa for thousands of years.
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Black Jews Along The Niger

Black Jews Along The Niger

Source: Zakhor (Jewish Virtual Library) 2008 A.D. From the source, " ZAKHOR (Heb. "Remember"), black Judaizing movement in Mali comprising around 1,000 people. It was founded in Timbuktu in 1993 by the Malian historian Ismael Daidé Haïdara, whose followers claim to be the offspring of Saharan Jews. In a manifesto published in 1996, the members of Zakhor recognize themselves as Jews and declare themselves to be descendants of the Jews of Touat. The Touat, the region at the limit of the Sahara in western Algeria, was, up to 1492, inhabited by Jews involved in trans-Saharan trade. At that time, Sheikh Abd…
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The Black Jews Were Planted In Malabar By Nebuchadnezzar

The Black Jews Were Planted In Malabar By Nebuchadnezzar

Source: The One Primeval Language Traced Experimentally Through Ancient Inscriptions in Alphabetic (Oxford University) 1854 "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…
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Babylonian Talmud Says Jews Had Black Faces

Babylonian Talmud Says Jews Had Black Faces

Source: Tractate Megillah: Chapter 1 (Jewish Virtual Library) 450 - 550 A.D. "In the beginning of the reign of Ahasuerus, they wrote slanders on the inhabitants of Judea and Jerusalem." Samuel said: Ahasuerus signifies "black," in his time the faces of the Jews were black as the bottoms of pots. R. Johanan says: Ahasuerus signifies "woe to his head" (ah, rosh); and R. Hanina says it signifies "poor" (rash)--his taxes were so heavy that men became poor.
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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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