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Hebrewisms of West Africa: From Nile to Niger With The Jews [Paperback]

Joseph Williams
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8 Dec 2010
Historical documentation of the migration of black and jews of West Africa

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  • Paperback: 460 pages
  • Publisher: African Tree Press (8 Dec 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592320228
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592320226
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 13.5 x 3.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 605,873 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Ewe Ethnic group in Ghana 22 Dec 2011
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I just bought this book to read, but I saw that it concentrated its work on one particular ethnic group. That notwithstanding, it is a good book after initially glancing through. I hope the author can do a research on the EWE ethnic group in Ghana because they have most of the Hebrew practices that was not explained in this book. For instance if you went to Ghana,Togo and Benin and asked, which ethnic group are associated with voodooism? Everyone will tell you that is the EWE ethnic group because the Ashanti ethnic group is not noted for it . That alone tells you a lot about the number of this ethnic group that was sold as slaves during the transatlantic slave trade and their linkage to the ancient Jews. Please read this book for more information: The call to the hebrews authored by Mawuli. Great work!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A New, Refreshing Frontier in Research into African History. 19 Oct 1999
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This book is a goldmine of information that uncovers Hebrewisms in African rituals and history all over Africa. It is also connected with some very recent research by antoher Amazon.com writer, Dr. Linda Thomas of Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary. As an anthropologist/theologian, she studied water purification rituals among Africans in Uguleto, South Africa. These rituals are very close to those in the Old Testament. The content in Dr. Williams' book further connects these types of rituals as they occur throughout the continent Africa. It is an amazing breakthrough in research.
I have used the contents of this book in many interesting ways. Just the other day, I was talking with an 80-year old woman at church, whose mother came from Madagascar, as a slave. I was able to share with her some of the information in the book about the Hebrewisms found in the Africans of Madagascar (some of whom were brought to South Africa as slaves by the Dutch). I was able to tell her that it may be possible that her ancestors might have descended from the ancient Black Jews of Canaan, who migrated down through Africa at various points in their history, and whose Jewish rituals were discovered by various historians at various periods. She is an African American. This is not the first time that I have presented this information in order to establish the fact that Jesus Christ, and the Jews of the Old Testament in many ways, were ancestors of the Africans who were brought here, from all over the continent of Africa as slaves.
It should be in the collection of every researcher into the history of Africans on the continent and throughout the Diaspora.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Collection of Works 12 May 2002
By Ehav Eliyahu Ever - Published on Amazon.com
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For several years I had been trying to find some books of valid and substantial merit dealing with Jews who had made their way into West Africa. Often there are books written on the topic that essentially prove nothing or do not provide sources for their assertions. Hebrewisms of West Africa is far different, especially since it was written in the 1930's. Truly, this books is a very good collection of various accounts of people who professed to believe that various ethnic groups in Africa were of mixed African, Semitic, and Israelite ancestry. I was also able to get a 1931 first edition copy of the book, which I treasure.

Many of the accounts center around a question of whether the Ashanti are of Israelite ancestry. Though today this may be questionable since from what I understand the Ashanti don't assert such a claim of themselves. The book covers a number of sources from various explorers and authors who had been either searching or writing on the issue of possible Jewish traces in West Africa. On a side note though a friend of mine asked an Ashanti scholar if they had Jewish ancestry and the scholar avowed that the Ashanti have never circumcised.

This book really helps my research in this area. It is interesting that once I got this book, other sources started to open up to me, and to think this book was published in 1931! How has this book been overlooked for so long? More than likely it is due to the fact that there no longer exists a continuous Jewish presence out of West Africa. It is good that the book also pushes forth the hope that future scholarship will further the topic of Jewish migrations into Africa.

The book also does not go down the path of claiming that all Africans are Hebrews or Israelites, and does not get into a racist flare either. (since it was written iin 1930's before any of the Hebrew Israelite movements had picked up steam). This book goes down the path that some Africans are of a mix of African and Jewish ancestry, and others could be of earlier mixes with Semitic peoples. The conclusion is very interesting also.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is seriously researching this subject of early accounts of Semitic peoples and Jews in Africa.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars received books 3 Jun 2014
By TehillahYaa'el - Published on Amazon.com
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books were received as scheduled for delivery; the packaging was real nice; the books are a great addition to my hebrew library and spiritual improvement of the history of my people. I am seeking more understanding of the hebrew's history and spirituality.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Solid document 13 Oct 2013
By Phillip B Buggs - Published on Amazon.com
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Hebrewisms of West Africa. This book is great primarily for its large print and information. If you are into Christianity or Judaism and want to learn about the Hebrew customs, get this book. I recommend this book and the seller which I purchased it from.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Truth is not Bias 2 Dec 2012
By Kristopher S. Shoemaker - Published on Amazon.com
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This book documents facts as well as links circumstantial evidences which shows migration of the 12 tribes through out different eras in history.
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