I had a brief question tonight in email about Afrocentric Bible interpretation. I thought others might be interested in Yamauchi’s short overview of the subject.
Afrocentrism and Afrocentric Biblical Interpretation
The file / excerpt comes from Yamauchi’s book, Africa and the Bible.
Best footnote evah!
25-Poliakoff, “Roll Over, Aristotle,” gives a good survey of reviews. For a thorough and balanced assessment, see Berlinerblau, “Heresy in the University”.
I’ve sworn-off anything racial. It’s best left to the professionals.
This is good for getting us thinking purely , and not just blindly following a European worldview. I married a woman from Cameroon Africa, and one of the first things we talked about was how history in the USA and The West, was not taught not with an African perspective. She is a super intelligent woman, and also a super-naturally intelligent woman. I mean, come on, people who had to face just the Animal life in Africa, and all the wise things God shows us by animals, have had to have learned Much wisdom about The Spirit, in whom we live, and move, and have our being.The Sahara used to be a lush land with many, many animals.And also then, there are the great ( I dont want to use the word “civilization” because that in itself is a European pre-sumptive definition of what is good)kingdoms of ancient Africa, that show the power of unity and syncronization to show us true history.I mean God originaly meant us to be out there Naturally, tending His original creation, being entertained by His animals. Not making inventions harmful to the natural world. But this will help in our thinking about worldviews.
by-the way SABAEANS were ancestors of
maa speaking people like Maasai and Samburu,also known as SEBA in the bible,SABA by bantus or SEBENIC by kalenjin people.The SABAOT subtribe of kalenjin were originally maasai mercineries hired by Proto-kalenjin Egyptian pharaohs to fight against assyrian invasion of egypt,heredotus called them SEBENITUS,british colonialist of kenya renamed them ELGON MAASAI. Eurocentric scholars in desperate attempt to paint the SABAEANS as semitic,have claimed all the
civilisation brought to yemen by the nilo-semitic HIMYARITES known as HAVILLAH in bible.these Himyarites migrated from regions near TIGRIS river in Iranian plateau to yemen then to Eritrea and Ethiopia and today are known as TIGRAY or TIGRINYA people,named after the river of their ancient homeland TIGRIS river.Tigray/Tigrinya together with AGAW who
initially were part of oromo clan started the AKSUMITE EMPIRE,they displaced the proto-maasai(sabaeans) who lived there,near Afar(ophir of the bible)region of eritrea and ethiopia.The so-called ‘Sabaean moon god’ is actually Tigray Moon god Ilmukah or Ilumguh,worshiped by TIGRINYA and TIGRAY before they introduction of christianity to axum 2000 years ago.The moon goddess Astarte, or Ashtart, whom they called Astar, which means “womb.” The giver and destroyer of life,was also worshiped by Tigray,thats why her temple is also found in Tigray region of ethiopia. Astar was Queen of Heaven and Mother of all Deities. Arriving from heaven as a ball of fire, and accompanied by a lioness, she was pictured with horns, and a disc of the sun above her forehead. Oromo(sheba)and sabaeans(maasai) worshiped the sun deity called ENKAI(ENKI of Sumerians)by maasai and WAAQA by oromo and Arabs. In the Kebra Negast(Absynian Chronicles), the Queen of Sheba tells Solomon;
“We worship the sun…for he cooketh our food, and moreoever he illumineth the darkness, and removeth fear; we call him ‘our King,’ and we call him ‘our Creator’….And there are others among our subjects…. some worship stones, and someworship trees, and some worship carved figures, and some worship images of gold and silver.”
The queen of SHEBA was an Oromo
woman.SHEBA was OROMIA which initially was located in yemen but they entered ethiopia during the Assyrian expansion period.The somalis(dedan of the bible) entered the horn during the persian expansion era,that is why there are still somali clans left behind in yemen even today.The so-called ARABIAN temple at MARIB was bult by Tigray HIMYARITES before they later relocated
to eritrea escaping persian expansion in yemen.in eritrea they displaced Afar(ophir),maasai/samburu(seba) and oromo(sheba).
Don’t confuse SEBA(maasai) and SHEBA
(oromo),the bible in (Psalms 72:10) and (Genesis10:7) makes a clear distiction between SHEBA and SEBA.Whats interesting is that the bible also states that the proto-kalenjins(Biblical Raamah) are the nilotic ancestors of oromo(Sheba) and Somali(Dedan).The hebrews called the
kalenjin people RAAMAH,but they were known to the egyptians as REMETCH(rMT in
heiroglyphic).during the reign of pharaoh
smekhare some kalenjin soldiers of Egypt’s military caste who had settled in Accad,could have intermarried with west asian women resulting to somalis and oromo,that explains why Afro-asiatic(Nilo-semitic) somalis and oromo use South nilotic kalenjin upper numerals(9-1000),but have adopted semitic lower numerals(1-8),also their culture is similar to kalenjin,minus the semitic element e.g reading of the bowels after slaughtering a cow,to interprate the future,also kalenjin surnames like KOROS,TALAM,SALAT is also found in somali and oromo,all circumcise like kalenjin(pharaonic type III circumcision),all call rainfall ROP,and call palm tree
SOSIOT just like kalenjin People.The kalenjin god of vengence ILLAT is the somali ILLAY and arabic ALLAH.
According to the bible be (Genesis 10:7);
The sons of Cush were Seba and Havilah and
Sabtah and Raamah and Sabteca; and the sons
of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan.…
THE SO-CALLED AFRO-ASIATIC CUSHITES WERE BASICALLY NILOTES WHO INTERMARRIED WITH SEMITES
This intermarriage occurred in ancient accad.This is evident,from the way most cushitic speakers have adopted semitic lower numerals(1-8) in their numerals,while maintaining their former nilotic upper numerals(9-1000).
KALENJIN SUBTRIBES NUMERALS
1)akenge 2) aengg 3)somok 4) anggwan 5) mut
7) tisap 8) sisiit 9) sokol 10) taman.
1) akeeng’ke 2) aieeng’ 3) somok 4) ang’wan
5) muut 6) la 7) tisap 8) sisiit 9) sakaal 10)
1) aké:ngke 2) ayé:ng 3) sómók 4) angwân 5)
mú:t 6) Ilo
7) tIsÁp 8) sisí:t 9) sáká:l 10) táman
1)aké:ngke 2)áé:ng 3)sómók 4)ángwán 5)mú:t
7)tÍsÁp 8)sisí:t 9)sáká:l 10)táman
MAASAI LOWER NUMERALS
1) obo 2) aare 3) okuni 4) oonguan 5) imiet 6) Ile
7) oopishana 8) isiet 9) oondo 10) tomon
KALENJIN-OROMO UPPER NUMERALS(9-1000).
As you will see all Oromo lower numerals (1-8),are semitic in origin.but all the upper numerals (9-1000) of Oromo are south nilotic Kalenjin in origin.They all include kalenjin lower numerals.
KALENJIN-OROMO UPPER NUMERALS
Sakal/sogool=Sakal – 9
Taman=Kudhan – 10
Taman ak agenge – 11
Tiptem=digdem – 20
Tiptem ak agenge – 21
Sosom -soddoma 30
Sosom ak agenge -31
Artam – Afurtama40
Artam ak agenge – 41
Konom – Shantama50
Konom ak agenge – 51
Tamanwogik Lo – 60
Tamanwogik Lo ak agenge – 61
Tamanwogik tisap – 70
Tamanwogik tisap ak agenge – 71
… sisiit – 80
… sisiit ak agenge – 81
… sogool -sogoltama 90
… sogool ak agenge – 91
bogol – Bogol 100
bogol ak agenge 101
bogol aeng’ – 200
bogol somok – 300
MAASAI UPPER NUMERALS MAINTAINED BY
SOMALI AND OROMO.
This influence occured when proto-axumite/proto-maasai ANCIENT SABAEANS colonised Yemen and the whole of southern arabia.The Sabaeans .Nilotic maa-ancestors colonised the Nilo-semiticSHEBA(oromo),OPHIR(afar),DEDAN(somalis) and HAVILLAH(Tigray & Tigrinya).This colonisation occured when these tribes were still living in Yemen and south arabia.
Tomon o obo 11
Tomon o aare 12
Tomon o okuni 13
Tomon o oofigwan14
Tomon o nabo 11
Tomon o are 12
Tomon o uni 13
Tomon o ofigwan 14
Tomon o imyet 15
Tomon o ille 16
Tomon o oopishana 17 Tomon oo naapishana 18
Tomon o isyet 19
Tomon o oudo Tomon oo
Tigit&m o obo TigitSm o nabo 21
Osom or ‘N-domoni uni 23
Artam or ‘N-domoni oSgwan24
Onom or ‘N-domoni ‘myet 25
Onom oo tomon or ‘N-domoni ‘lie 26
Onom oo tigitam or ‘N-domoni naapishana 27
Onom oo ‘n-domoni uni or ‘N-domoni ‘eyet 28
Onom o artain or ‘N-domoni naudo 29
Somalis and oromo have adopted semitic lower numerals but have maintained their nilotic upper numerals.maasai and kalenjin have maintained both their nilotic upper and lower numerals.
BIBLICAL EVIDENCE(Genesis 10:6,7) ;
SONS OF HAM;
2)MIZRAIMS=PYGMIES & WEST AFRICANS(Niger
4)CANAAN=BANTUS(Niger congo B)
Actually these are also the four main languages spoken in Africa.Considering the fact Afro-asiatic e.g Cushitic and Omotic are NILOTIC CONTINUITY.a proven fact.
SONS OF KUSH(NILOTES);
2)HAVILLAH=Tigray and Tigrinya group
3)SABTAH=Nuer,dinka,shilluk,anuak,luo peoples group
4)RAAMAH=Kalenjin,datooga & Omotic group.
SONS OF RAAMAH(proto kalenjin rmT)
The oldest Y E3b clades are found in
NILOTES,while the younger clades are found in
afro-asiatic cushites e.g
1) OLDER E3B CLADES ARE NILOTIC;
E-M215 and E-M35(maasai),E-V68 in
‘nilotic from kenya'(kalenjin)AND FUR,E-
1)YOUNGER E3B CLADES ARE AFRO-ASIATIC CUSHITIC;
The Ethiopian Geez script was a product of TIGRAY SCRIPT aka south Arabian/SABAEAN and Amhara(HATTU/ HITTITE)SCRIPT brought by Amhara (sea people migrants) migrating
from Crete,Sicily,libya and meroe as descendants of the SEA-PEOPLES depicted on Egyptian art.These amhara hittites now as coptic christians came and settled in ethiopia SHOA region by claiming descent from Hebrew king solomon and thus they started the SOLOMONID DYNASTY of todays modern Christian nation of Ethiopia and changed the kingdom name to ABSYNIA.The Amhara people are basically descendants of canaanite bantu hittites who later mixed with Elamites,jews,syrians,and on reaching
ethiopia shoa regionthey mixed with Sabaeans (proto-maasai),tigray and oromo.
BANTU DNA OF AMHARA
Y DNA E-M329 a descendant of E-V38,both E-
M329 and E-M2 are descendants E-V38.
The bible makes it clear,hittites are descended
from canaan who is descendend from HAM(father of all black africans).
You can literally trace the migration of Amhara Hittites from Anatolia, Mediterranean islands, Libya,Merowe in Sudan and finally into Ethiopia Shoa region by tracing these clades; Y haplogroup E-M123(M34) and J1(M267) and mtDNA-N1a,U6.These clades stretch from Anatolia, Mediterranean islands and to Ethiopia via Libya,,Egypt and sudan.WHY?
1)E-M123(M34) is proof that Amhara (Hittites) mixed with ELAMITES.Ancient Elamites belonged to E-M123.According to the bible,Elamites sold horse drawn chariots to Egyptians and Later become allies with Egypt.Hittites adopted Elamite clothing and war attire.A temple iin Susa shows Elamite archers wearing the same attire as Hittites, their horned helmets very similar to those of Hittites.The Hittite/sea people’s headdress, sword and shield, bear striking resemblance to Amhara headdress,sword and shield.
2)J1(M267) Is proof that Amhara people (Hittites) mixed with Jews during the Babylonian period.Amhara/Absynian royal attire is a reminiscence of Ancient Babylonian royal attire.