The Bible Is Black History Part 2

Addison Sarter
6 min readFeb 10, 2021

When did African Americans start to become detached from our Hebrew heritage?

In his book ,The Great Roman-Jewish War 66–70, the Jewish historian, Flavius Josephus, stated over thousands of years ago, that the oppression from Romans made Israelites migrated into Africa. He writes:

“Millions of Jews fled into Africa, among other places, fleeing from Roman persecution and starvation during the siege.”

Once the Hebrews migrated to West Africa, they established communities all through-out Africa. One of those communities was the Kingdom of Juda. As mentioned in the Bible and in history, there was a Kingdom in Israel, called the Kingdom of Judah.

Jew comes from the name Judah.

That being said, one of the largest slave ports in West Africa, where many of our ancestors were stolen from was labeled the Kingdom of Juda. Below is a 1747 map of Africa, created by an English cartographer named Edward Bowen(1693 or 1694–1767). The map below, shows specifically where the ancestors of many African Americans come from.

You can view the full map on the link below. It is from website for the Library of Congress.

The Kingdom of Juda was in what is now called, Benin. According to the Washington Post, it was once West Africa’s largest slave port.

In the 1870’s, a French public research university called, the University of Montepellier, put out a…

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