Old Testament

In a Work Published in 1729 A.D. , it was Observed that Jealousy Offerings were Performed on the Gold Coast of Guinea

In a Work Published in 1729 A.D. , it was Observed that Jealousy Offerings were Performed on the Gold Coast of Guinea

Source: A Collection of Voyages: A supplement to the voyage round the world ; Two voyages to Campeachy ; A discourse of tradewinds 1699, by William Dampier (National Library of the Netherlands) 1729 A.D. Note: Page 83 of the source. Note: Page 83 of the source. The specific set of Scriptures are Numbers 5:14-30. This source reveals yet another old testament tradition that was observed in Negroland.
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Religious Heritage of Enslaved Peoples

Religious Heritage of Enslaved Peoples

Source: Black Fire One Hundred Years of African American Pentecostalism (InterVarsity Press) 2011 A.D. Note: Page 32 of the source. Note: Page 32 of the source. Note: Page 32 of the source. This source confirms much of what we have noted about that Supreme Being of West Africa having many of the characteristics attributed to Yahweh of the Old Testament. This source confirms that enslaved peoples were practicing Judeo-Christian values before mass conversion to formal Christianity.
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In Proto-Shemitic-Hamitic Peoples, Descent was Traced Through the Mother-Female Divinity Worship

In Proto-Shemitic-Hamitic Peoples, Descent was Traced Through the Mother-Female Divinity Worship

Source: SEMITES (originally Shemites) (Jewish Encyclopedia) 1906 A.D. From the source, "Formerly, on account of certain animal names common to all the Semitic tongues, it was held by Hommel and others that the Semites separated from the Aryans in the high table-lands of Turkestan and wandered to Babylonia, whence they spread over the Arabian Peninsula and Syria. This view is now generally abandoned, most scholars agreeing that Arabia was the cradle-land of the Semites, while North Africa was that of the united Hamito-Semitic race, and that the Semites in prehistoric times separated from their kinsmen and migrated to Arabia, where…
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Job’s Daughters Inherited His Estate Along with their Brothers

Job’s Daughters Inherited His Estate Along with their Brothers

Source: When Was the Book of Job Written? (Probe Ministries) 2003 A.D. From the source, " When was the book of Job written? How do we know it was written then since we don’t know who wrote the book and when Job lived? Top Ten Reasons Why We Believe the Book of Job was Written During the Time of the Patriarchs 1. Job lived 140 years after his calamities (42:16). This corresponds with the lifespans of the patriarchs. For example, Abraham lived 175 years. 2. Job’s wealth was reckoned in livestock (1:3; 42:12) which was also true of Abraham (Gen.…
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Sheerah the City Builder

Sheerah the City Builder

Source: Sheerah: A Woman of Distinction (Dr. Claude Mariottini-Professor of Old Testament) 2016 A.D. From the source "One example of a woman of distinction in the Old Testament is Sheerah. Most people have never heard of Sheerah and probably have never read about her. However, she was an important woman in Israel. This is what the Old Testament has to say about Sheerah: “Their father Ephraim mourned for them many days, and his relatives came to comfort him. Then he lay with his wife again, and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. He named him Beriah, because…
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Potential Evidence that Ancestor Worship Existed in Ancient Israel-Ancestor Worship is Prevalent in Some African Peoples

Potential Evidence that Ancestor Worship Existed in Ancient Israel-Ancestor Worship is Prevalent in Some African Peoples

Source: ANCESTOR WORSHIP (Jewish Encyclopedia) 1906 A.D. From the source, " The same homage and adoration paid to deceased parents and more remote ancestors as usually given to deities. Many anthropologists are of opinion that this was the original form of religion (H. Spencer, Lippert); the school represented by Stade and F. Schwally argues that it was the original religion of Israel before Jahvism was introduced by Moses and the Prophets. According to them, much of the priestly legislation was directed against the rites connected with Ancestor Worship. At present the view that the original religion of the Israelites was…
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Evidence for the Existence of Totem, Animism, Tattoo, Ancestor Worship, and Animal Worship Culture in the Ancient Near East

Evidence for the Existence of Totem, Animism, Tattoo, Ancestor Worship, and Animal Worship Culture in the Ancient Near East

Source: Totemism (Jewish Encyclopedia) 1906 A.D. From the source, " A primitive social system in which members of a clan reckoned kinship through their mothers, and worshiped some animal or plant which they regarded as their ancestor and the image of which they bore tattooed on their persons. It was suggested by J. S. Maclennan (in "The Fortnightly Review," 1870, i. 207) that this system existed among the early Hebrews; and his view was taken up by Robertson Smith (in "The Journal of Philology," 1880), who based his theories upon the researches of J. G. Frazer on totemism. Robertson Smith…
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Ghanian Priest’s Prophecy-White Men Would Come From Beyond the Great Water

Ghanian Priest’s Prophecy-White Men Would Come From Beyond the Great Water

Source: The African Traditional Priest and His Work (Kumasi University Press) 1990 A.D. Note: Page 19 of the source. Note: Page 29 of the source. Note: Page 36 of the source. Note: Page 36 of the source. This source tells of several interesting things about Ghanian priests. For example, Ghanian priests perform libation just as Old Testament prophets conducted. The conclusion of this body of work includes a prophecy that Okomfo Tuda, an Ashante priest, gave. The prophecy stated that "a time would come when the Ashantehene's power would pass into the hands of the white man who lived far…
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The Hebrew Principles and Customs of Olaudah Equiano’s People (1789)

The Hebrew Principles and Customs of Olaudah Equiano’s People (1789)

Source: Olaudah Equiano The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African (Hanover Historical Texts Project) 1789 A.D. From the source, "Such is the imperfect sketch my [Page 38] memory has furnished me with of the manners and customs of a people among whom I first drew my breath. And here I cannot forbear suggesting what has long struck me very forcibly, namely, the strong analogy which even by this sketch, imperfect as it is, appears to prevail in the manners and customs of my countrymen and those of the Jews, before they reached the Land of…
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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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