Who Are The Children of Israel?

We were not listening. We were not listening to old people. We had removed any resemblance of spirituality from the movement…Not having a spiritual base, not acknowledging the greatness of God, not saying we can’t do this without God, we have no solid ground. We turned against God, and how you gonna live like that. You cant do that and expect that God is going to allow, peace, harmony, and serenity stay around you. We drew violence to ourselves. We drew bitterness to ourselves. That’s my opinion

  • Afeni Shakur, Former member of the Black Panther Party, and Mother of the rapper/activist Tupac Shakur.

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It was not until 2017, that I began to learn that African Americans were the Children of Israel, of the Bible. Before then, I used to believe the same lie that the Bible was the “white man’s religion.” That was before I learned that the DNA evidence, archeological evidence, anthropological evidence, historical evidence, which includes eye-witness accounts of Africa before slavery and colonialism, and biblical evidence proved that the Bible is African American culture.

I. The Main Characters

Adam, who is mentioned as the first man in the Bible, was Black. This is according to a report put out by National Geographic which combined genetic evidence, forensic science, and advanced computer software. Below is the sculpture of what their study showed Adam looked like.

The full National Geographic documentary can be viewed below. They reveal the sculpture of Adam around 42 mins into the documentary.

From the book of Genesis all the way to the book of Revelation, the Bible details God’s relationship with his chosen people. Those chosen people were called Hebrews, who are also known as Israelites, or Jews.

What many people may not know is that the Hebrews were Black Africans, and so are their descendants. Yes that means God’s chosen people are Black, according to the Bible. I am not writing this to sound superior to any other races. I am simply reiterating what the Bible says.

Abraham who was the father of the Hebrews, was an African.

We know Abraham was Black because he was Chaldean. Historians have stated that the Chaldeans were Black.

The British historian Godfrey Higgins wrote in the 17th century book Anacalypsis, about the race of the Chaldeans. Higgins stated:

“I admit with great difficulty the theory of all the early astronomical knowledge of the chaldees having been acquired or invented by his race, and that the Chaldeas were orginally negroes”

In the 1870’s, an American politican,minister and anthropological writer, named John D Baldwin stated in his book titled, Pre-Historic Nations:

“ All the best qualified investigators agree that the evidence already obtained shows conclusively the Cushite or Ethiopian origin of Chaldea.”

One of the biggest keys to unlocking the race of the Hebrews, is ancient Egypt. Moses and Paul who were were both Hebrews, were mistaken for Egyptians. The ancient Egyptians during the time of Moses and Paul were Black Africans.

This means that if Moses and Paul were mistaken for Black Africans, then they too were Black Africans. For some, the fact that ancient Egyptians were Black could be new information and sound outlandish. Therefore, before I prove that Moses and Paul resembled Egyptians, I will first prove that the ancient Egyptians were Black Africans.

In 2012 the Laboratory called DNA tribes released showed that the DNA of Pharaoh Amenhotep III and Pharaoh Tutankhamen were of those from Great Lakes and the Southern Africa. The region where the DNA says it comes from is the region near Uganda. This is DNA proof showing that they were Black African people.

Below are paintings of the tombs of Ancient Egyptians. These are how the ancient Egyptians painted themselves.

The Throne of King Tut , which is in his tomb. He was the Pharoah during 18th dynasty around 1320 B.C.

Pharaoh Amenhotep, 18th dynasty, around 1300 b.c.

Painting of people farming in Ancient Egypt. Tomb of Men, around 1400 B.C.

Tomb of Amenhat.

Tomb wall of Pharaoh Seti, 19th dynasty , 1294–1279 B.C.

Egyptian Soldiers from 1493 B.C. Tomb of Hatshepsut. This painting is showing the journey to the Land of Punt, Deir El-Bahri.

Tomb of Khnumhotep 12th Dynasty.

Tomb of Baget, Beni Hasan 2000 B.C.

Wrestling Scene in the Tomb of Khety

Biblical Evidence

The story of Moses, in the book of Exodus, confirms that the Hebrews, looked like Egyptians. The Pharaoh at that time was planning on killing every Hebrew baby in Egypt. The Pharaoh was scared that the Israelite population in Egypt would outnumber the Egyptians. Moses’s mother, hid him in a basket, and put the basket with Moses in the river, to prevent him from being killed.

The daughter of the Pharaoh, found Moses in the basket and they raised him like a grandson. For many years Pharaoh believed that Moses was his blood grandson. In a nutshell, the Pharaoh couldn’t tell the difference between a Hebrew baby and an Egyptian baby. This means Moses looked like a black African. Moses was mistaken for an Egyptian by others as well.

After he helped a group of girls water their flock, they mentioned this to their father. They said, “An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock” (Exodus 2:19.)

The fact that the group of girls thought Moses was Egyptian, means he looked like a Black African.

The apostle Paul, who was a Israelite, was also mistaken for an Egyptian. In the book of Acts, in the New Testament, Paul was being arrested and a Roman soldier said, “Art not thou that Egyptian, which before these days madest an uproar, and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand men that were murderers?”(Acts 21:38.) This confirms he looked like a Black person.

I am now going to provide eyewitness accounts from ancient historians that stated that ancient Egyptians were Black.

Due to racial prejudices or just out right ignorance, many people refuse to believe or are unaware that Black people built one of the most advanced civilizations on Earth. The demand for Black slave labor created an incentive to justify the treatment of Black people, by creating the lie that Black people were inferior.

This ignorant belief would be addressed by the French historian Count Constantine de Volney who travel to Egypt during the late 1780’s. He wrote this below:

“ Just think, that this race of Black men, today our slave and the object of our scorn, is the very race to which we owe our arts, sciences, and even the use of speech! Just imagine, finally, that it is in the midst of people who call themselves the greatest friends of liberty and humanity that one has approved the most barbarous slavery, and questioned whether Black men have the same kind of intelligence as whites!”

In 1782 a French philosopher and historian named, Count Constantine de Volney, visited Egypt and said this:

“All the Egyptians have a bloated face, puffed-up eyes, flat nose, thick lips — in a word, the true face of the mulatto. I was tempted to attribute it to the climate, but when I visited the Sphinx, its appearance gave me the key to the riddle. On seeing that head, typically Negro in all its feature”

He then goes on to say:

“In other words, the ancient Egyptians were true Negroes of the same type as all native-born Africans. That being so, we can see how their blood, mixed for several centuries with that of the Greeks and Romans, must have lost the intensity of its original color, while retaining nonetheless the imprint of its original mold.”

Below is a painting of the Sphinx mentioned in the quote above. It was done by the French artist and historian, Vivant Denon, around 1798.

In the 2001 Oxford Encyclopedia, egyptologist, Stuart Tyson Smith wrote:

“Any characterization of race of the ancient Egyptians depends on modern cultural definitions, not on scientific study. Thus, by modern American standards it is reasonable to characterize the Egyptians as ‘black’, while acknowledging the scientific evidence for the physical diversity of Africans.

Now that we know the ancient Egyptians were Black, below is a quote from an ancient Greek historian stating that the ancient Egyptians are the ancestors of the inhabitants of Judea, in Israel.

Around 7BC the Greek historian named Strabo stated:

“But though the inhabitants are mixed up thus, the most prevalent of the accredited reports in regard to the temple at Jerusalem represents the ancestors of the present Judaeans, as they are called, as Aegyptians.” — Strabo, The Geography of Strabo, Volume 3, pg. 177

Over one thousand years ago around 100 ad, a Roman historian named Tacitus wrote in his book about the race of Jews, in his book The Histories :

“Many assure us they were a race of Ethiopian origin.”

Not all Black people are Hebrews. Hebrews were scattered to six out of the seven continents. After thousands of years of racial mixing, Hebrews now come in many shades and complexions.

There was a time when I used to ask why black people were at the bottom of society. I wanted to know why high rates of gun violence, police brutality, drug addiction, poverty, and incarceration, were mainly affecting our community. After years and years of learning as much as I could about slavery, Jim crow, and institutional racism, I finally came across the true reason for our oppression.

The reason is also the solution. As strange as it may sound, the reason black people are oppressed is because, we are the Jews of the Bible. It is backed up by biblical evidence, historical evidence, DNA evidence, anthropological evidence, and archeological evidence.

The bible talks about a race of people off the coast of Africa, called Jews(Israelites/Hebrews) who broke an an agreement with God. Due to the fact that they broke the agreement with God, he punished them by sending them to a strange land where they would be enslaved and mistreated for 400 years. After the 400 years was up God would destroy the country and the Israelites would return to their homeland.

This can be found in Genesis 15:13–14

And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years

”And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.”

I perfectly understand why one may not believe this. Our history books and oppressors taught us that we were “black” or “African American”. The truth is, before our heritage was stolen from us, we were known as Jews. For those that do not believe, I ask for you to say which part of the biblical evidence, DNA evidence, anthropological evidence, and archeological evidence is false.

Another word for Israelites, is Hebrews, or Jews. I personally prefer being called a Jew.

Being a Jew is not a religion, it is a nationality/race?

How do I know black people are the Jews of the Bible?

Jews( Israelites), come from Israel, which is in Northeast Africa. Many people believe Israel is in the “middle east”, but the middle east is just a term that was invented in 1901 by a European man named, Alfred Thayer Mahan,

I have heard many people say, “Israel is in the Middle East, therefore the Israelites looked like the modern day people in the Middle East”

Before Europeans and Asians invaded the region known as the Middle East, black People were living there.

Over a thousand years ago, around 100 AD, a Roman historian named Tacitus wrote about the race of Jews in his book, Histories.

The book Histories, by Tacitus

In the book, Tacitus wrote about Jews,saying: “Many assure us they were a race of Ethiopian origin.”

A British Anthropologist named Alfred C Haddon, wrote about the people from Iran, in 1934 in his book the History of Anthropology,

The elamites of Mesopotamia seem to be a negro people with kinky hair and have transmitted this racial type to the Jews and Assyrians” (book is below)

Elamites were the people who lived in what is now known as modern day Iran

Iraq

The British historian Godfrey Higgins wrote in the 17th century in his book Anacalypsis, about the early inhabitants of Iraq. (Chaldeans was the ancient name for the people who lived there)

“I admit with great difficulty the theory of all the early astronomical knowledge of the chaldees having been acquired or invented by his race, and that the Chaldeas were orginally negroes”

It is worth noting that Chaldea referred to in the quote above, is where Abraham in the Bible is from. Abraham is the father of the Israelite nation.

Anthropological/Archaelogical evidence: Appearance

The bible as well as ancient historians describe the Ancient Israelites as black. The bible uses the appearance of Ancient Egyptians, as a reference to what the Ancient Israelites looked like.

The Torah(first five books of the Old Testament) and the New Testament describes how Israelites such as Moses and the apostle Paul looked like Africans.Moses and Paul, who were Israelites, were mistaken for Egyptians. Egyptians were black Africans. For some, the fact that Ancient Egyptians were Black could be new information and sound outlandish. Therefore I first will show that the Ancient Egyptians were Black Africans.

Below are photos of the tombs of Ancient Egyptians

The Throne of King Tut , which is in his tomb. He was the Pharoah during 18th dynasty around 1320 B.C.
Pharaoh Amenhotep, 18th dynasty, around 1300 b.c.
Painting of people farming in Ancient Egypt. Tomb of Men, around 1400 B.C.
Tomb of Amenhat.
Tomb wall of Pharaoh Seti, 19th dynasty , 1294–1279 B.C.
Egyptian Soldiers from 1493 B.C. Tomb of Hatshepsut. This painting is showing the journey to the Land of Punt, Deir El-Bahri.
Tomb of Khnumhotep 12th Dynasty.
Tomb of Baget, Beni Hasan 2000 B.C.
Wrestling Scene in the Tomb of Khety

Biblical Evidence

The story of Moses, found in the Torah, in the book of Exodus, confirms that the Israelites, looked like Egyptians. As we know the Egyptians were a black race of people. The fact that the Israelites looked like Egyptians,means the Israelites were also a black race of people.

The Pharaoh at that time was planning on killing every Hebrew baby in Egypt. The Pharaoh was scared that the Israelite population in Egypt would outnumber the Egyptians. Moses’s mother, hid him in a basket, and put the basket with Moses in the river, to prevent him from being killed.

The daughter of the Pharaoh, found Moses in the basket and they raised him like a grandson. For many years Pharaoh believed that Moses was his blood grandson. In a nutshell, the Pharaoh couldn’t tell the difference between a Hebrew baby and an Egyptian baby. This means Moses looked like a black African. Moses was mistaken for an Egyptian by others as well.

After he helped a group of girls water their flock, they mentioned this to their father. They said, “An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock” (Exodus 2:19.) The fact that the group of girls thought Moses was Egyptian, means he looked like a black African.

The apostle Paul, who was a Israelite, was also mistaken for an Egyptian. In the book of Acts, in the New Testament, Paul was being arrested and a Roman soldier said, “Art not thou that Egyptian, which before these days madest an uproar, and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand men that were murderers?”(Acts 21:38.) This confirms he looked like a black a person.

For part 2, which will provide historical evidence,please click the link below.