Addison Sarter
10 min readDec 12, 2019

To this day, our people back in Africa, still have the oral history of how we migrated from Israel to West Africa.

Nigeria :The Igbo Jews

In Nigeria, the tribe called the Igbo say that they are Jews and practice the same customs of the Jews of the Bible.

Here is a quote from a CNN article(below) about them: “ King Eri, like many, claims that the Igbo are the Jews of West Africa. They believe they are descendants of at least one of Israel’s lost tribes. In the eighth century B.C. the Assyrians invaded Israel’s northern kingdom forcing 10 tribes into exile. Historians say it is not unlikely that these tribes migrated westward to Africa.

Cameroon: The Bani Israel

Quote from the article below “ they trace their lineage to two clans — Sylla and Drame — they say are descended from Egyptian Jews.

“We are all practicing Muslims and we don’t want to become Jewish,” Fadiga says. “In fact, we don’t like to talk too much about our Jewish background, but we don’t hide it either. We know our people came from Egypt to Somalia, and from there to Nigeria, where they split about 1,000 years ago. One branch of the two families went to Mali, another to Guinea, and we settled here.”

Zimbabwe: Lemba

The lemba tribe in Zimbabwe state they are Jews and practice the same customs as the Jews of the Bible. Back in the 1990’s, a black tribe called the Lemba, that resides in Zimbabwe, had their DNA tested in a study done by The Center for Genetic Anthropology at University College London.

The DNA test confirmed, that the Lemba had the same DNA sequences as the Israelite priests, that many believe to be the descendants of Aaron, the older brother of Moses.

The results from the study means that the Lemba tribe share the same DNA as the ancient Israelites. A DNA study done on Sephardic Jews, by Family Tree DNA, showed that the DNA sequences that are found in predominately Sub Saharan Africans and African Americans, were present during the “formation of the Ancient Israelites.” “

DNA evidence

Here is the crucial DNA evidence. This DNA evidence actually proves that black people’s ancestors come from Israel. In 2016 a genetic study called, the Genetic Structure of the World’s First Farmers, led by a Professor from the Department of Genetics of Harvard University showed that the same DNA (E1b1A) that African Americans have can be traced back to Israel. The same genetic code can be found in Blacks in Latin America and the Caribbean, many blacks still in Africa, as well as other other black people around the world(Asia and Europe etc).

Why being the Jews of the bible is the reason we are oppressed? How is being Jews the solution?

Now here is where it is possible, I may “lose some people.”

The bible predicted the Atlantic Slave Trade thousands of years before it even occurred.

Genesis 15:13–15

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.

This verse is saying that we would be enslaved and mistreated in America for 400 years and after our time was up, God would punish the country that enslaved and mistreated us, and we would leave out our land of captivity with great wealth.

The first black people to arrive in America during slavery was in 1619. This year 2019 marks 400 years of us being in America.

Is it a coincidence that, Trump just signed a bill called the 400 years of African American History Commission Act, that plans to redistribute wealth to the black community through grants? It is important to note that the bill was proposed by a black congressman named Bobby Scott of Virginia. Trump only signed it.

Also, Ghana declared this year, 2019, as the year of return for black people of the African Diaspora. This will allow black people to return to their homeland and receive dual citizenship.

Although only God knows the concept of time, I believe all the signs point to the 400 year prophecy about Israelites being about our time here in America for the past 400 years.

Even if this assessment of the timing of the 400 year prophecy is wrong, it still will not take away from the biblical, historical, anthropological, archeological, and DNA evidence that proves black people are Jews.

Why did God send us to be enslaved and mistreated here in America for 400 years?

The reason is, our ancestors broke a contract with God.

What I mean is God made a covenant or an agreement with our ancestors, and our ancestors broke the agreement.

Why did God make a covenant with our ancestors?

God selected our ancestors,(Israelites) to be his chosen people. They were chosen to carry out the will of God and to be an example for how the world should act.

“For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth”

Deuteronomy 28 15–68 details the covenant God made with the Israelites. A part of the covenant was that if they followed God’s laws and commandments, they would be blessed, have their own land and would be wealthy.

This can be found in verses 1–14

But the other part of the covenant was, if they broke God’s laws and did not keep the commandments, God would allow numerous curses to come upon them. The Torah states that these curses would be a sign upon the Israelites and their descendants forever.

“Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee: 46 And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever.”

The curses mentioned in the covenant can be found in verses 15–68.

As stated in the verse 46 above, the curses help us identify those who are Israelites are today.

What are some of the curses that would identify the Israelites?

One of those curses would be going into slavery by ships.

Deuteronomy 28:68

“And the LORD shall bring you into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spoke to you, You shall see it no more again: and there you shall be sold to your enemies for slaves and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you” ( Deuteronomy 28:68).

Egypt is a Greek word. The Hebrew name for Egypt is Mitzraim. Mitzraim means bondage or slavery.

The Egypt being referred to in this passage is not literal Egypt. The curse is saying that the Israelites would go into slavery or bondage by ships, and would be sold to their enemies.

This curse fell upon black people during the Atlantic Slave Trade. During the Atlantic Slave Trade, it is estimated that a total of about 12 million Africans were scattered to the United States and Latin America.

Another one of the curses was having a yoke of iron put on our necks. Yokes of Iron were placed on our ancestor’s necks during slavery.

“Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.”(Deuteronomy 28:30)

Other curses were the rape of our women and the break up of families during slavery.

Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof” (Deuteronomy 28:30).

“Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long: and there shall be no might in thine hand” (Deuteronomy 28:32).

“Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy them; for they shall go into captivity” (Deuteronomy 28:41).

These passages apply to the Atlantic Slave Trade and Arab Slave Trade, in which the wives of African men were raped by many European and Arab slave owners. It also describes how the children of black men and women were sold away into slavery as well. Many black families were torn apart during slavery.

The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed always” (Deuteronomy 28:33).

This passage means that the Israelites would labor in a nation, and that the country they were in would get wealthy off their labor. The passages also says that the Israelites would not enjoy the fruits of their labor. The countries that participated in the Atlantic slave trade and slavery, got rich off the free labor of blacks. Blacks did not receive reparations, but many slave owners did.

Other curses were fatherless homes, division between our families, as well as a lack of unity within our race.

“So that the man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which he shall leave”

Emphasis on the “toward the remnant of his children which he shall leave”

Other curses were illnesses/diseases

The Lord shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.” (Deuteronomy 28:22)

Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the Lord bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.” (Deuteronomy 28:61)

Black people are almost 13 percent of the population but are 42 percent of HIV patients.

Black people have the highest death rate of Cancer and the lowest rate of survival when battling Cancer than any other race in America.

Black people have the highest death rates from heart disease than any other race in America.

Black people are more at risk for lung and kidney disease as well.

Despite the present condition of our people, the bible states that once our people turn back God, the curses will be lifted and we will return to our homeland.

Deuteronomy 30:1–10 King James Version (KJV)

“1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath driven thee,

2 And shalt return unto the Lord thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;

3 That then the Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath scattered thee.

4 If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will the Lord thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee:

5 And the Lord thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers.

6 And the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.

7 And the Lord thy God will put all these curses upon thine enemies, and on them that hate thee, which persecuted thee.

8 And thou shalt return and obey the voice of the Lord, and do all his commandments which I command thee this day.

9 And the Lord thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy land, for good: for the Lord will again rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers:”