Hebrewisms of West Africa has 19 ratings and 2 reviews. Yecheilyah said: I initially rated this book a 5. Coming back to it for some research I am doing. From Egypt to Niger, but we can extend to Guineas and Cap Verde – the Horn of Africa -, a strong Hebrew influence that is not easy to conceive. In the Dial Press of New York published a book by Joseph J. Williams entitled Hebrewisms of West Africa: From Nile to Niger with the.
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The one story that seems any ways believable of the blood of Judah crossing into Africa is in turn shoot down whole heartily.
Hebrewisms of West Africa
No trivia or quizzes yet. To give a weak look at the potential of magical wandering Hebrews. Links Emeth Book Review. Aaron Benarroch marked it as to-read Sep 20, It is foolish to assume that the Israelite traditions survived unscaved from Egyptian influence.
Be the first to ask a question about Hebrewisms of West Africa. Chris Henrewism is currently reading it Jun 09, He sites ,what feels like a thousand, other writers opinions in an all but comical attempt to prove his idea of this magical “hebrewism” of west Africa. First, I would like to point out that a people when enslaved are forced hebfewism adapt the religion and culture of their captors.
HEBREWISMS OF WEST AFRICA, by Joseph J. Williams
Tracey Picquet marked it as to-read Sep 26, What I love and have always loved is the evidence it provides on the Hebrew customs and traditions practiced by many African Tribal Nations. Williams documents the Hebraic practices, customs, and beliefs, which he found among the people of Jamaica and the Ashanti of West Africa. See 1 Chronicles 6: Paperbackpages. They also apply the term Yahoodee to the Hebrew or Jewish tribes, whether native Africans or not, who inhabit Maroa, some parts of Fillany, and the neighborhood of Timbuctoo.
I don’t buy it. Ronald marked it as to-read Apr 29, Yahoodee simply implies Jews, the tribes of Jews, etc. We promise to never spam you, and just use your email address to identify you as a valid customer.
Hebrewisms were not just limited to the Ashanti in Jamaica but were plentiful in the land from which they came: Chan marked it wfst to-read Oct 07, The book is fill to the brim with shaky assumptions, None if any are the authors. He initially examines the close relationship between the Jamaican and the Ashanti cultures and the folk beliefs.
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The Solomonic line of kings story is debunked as a dest. Q Riley yasharahla rated it it was amazing Nov 11, While Williams presents a strong case, his evidence, including hundreds of quoted sources, also builds a strong case for the reverse—that an indigenous, continent-wide belief system among African people stands at the very root of Hebrew culture and Western religion. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
His unbelief is hung on the reliability of it. Shanae marked it as to-read Apr 27, Cameron Hunter marked it as to-read Oct 02, Thim marked it as to-read Aug 28, Kwame Kamau rated it it was amazing Jul 29, Williams hberewism a Catholic friar who devoted several years in Jamaica studying the Ashanti.
Hebrewisms of West Africa: From the Nile to Niger with the Jews – Joseph J. Williams – Google Books
And from West Africa the Hebrews made their way to the Americas in slave ships, a point Williams does not bring out. Yung Boo marked it as to-read Aug 09, Kingsley marked it as to-read Feb 09, Williams also makes some false claims himself as he tries to make the connection between the Hebrew customs of the bible and African people.
Aiesha marked it as to-read Feb 20, Thanks for telling us about the problem. A friend of mine gave me his copy of Williams’ work, to give my opinion, after sitting with a group of Hebrew Israelites.
Sunday, January 17, Book Review. Sonya Senior rated it really liked it Mar 30, Want to Read saving…. He then studies the language and culture of the Ashanti of whom many Jamaicans have descended by comparing them to well known and established Hebraic traditions.
In most cases these Hebrews by race and Mussulmans by faith seek to hide their origin, which has become a burden to them.
I didn’t give this book one or two stars because of the many references to older sources, but I didn’t agree or buy what the author was selling.
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