Behold, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan who say that they are Hebrews and are not, but lie—behold, I will make them come and bow down before your feet, and they will learn that I have loved you.

~ Revelations 3:9, Biblia, The African Standard Version.

From out of Africa, Exodus begun. The narrative, which is attributed to a man they call Moses, has for the better part of the past six centuries captured wild imagination. To great effect, the story of Exodus has gained worldwide solidarity not only among its worshipers and followers of the Judaic faiths, but the God-believing world at large.

As stories often told about Africa during her pale ages proclaim, the story finds itself at odds with perhaps, arguably the greatest civilization Africa has ever handed down to the rest of the world.

Exodus at heart is a potion. After it is sozzled, it insults the very foundation upon which one of the continent’s most renowned civilizations was built. This plot, in its elaborate attempt to paint a sympathetic picture of a people who now claim Hebrew ancestry, has succeeded in doing to African history and culture, the havoc that the Bible, since colonialism, has reeked on the religious and moral fabric of a whole continent.

The narrative in Exodus fetches even more damage. It bestows on the new-Hebrew the anointing and the title of the ‘chosen ones,’ of Yahweh, whose people (1) should come to dominate the entire world and (2) whose culture and scientific quest for material civilization should come to influence all mankind.

To the rest of the world outside of Africa, the story of Exodus paints Kemet and thence Nubia, as brutes, animistic, inward-looking, narcissistic and above all, lacking in any profound morality.

Is that a vetted picture of our African past? If not, for what and at what costs was Exodus conceived?

To some of the descendants of the original Hebrew, themselves an African ethnicity, Exodus as prescribed in the Jewish book presents a complicated conundrum at odds with their African history. The identity of several such ethnic groups across Africa remain an intricate subject of study hence a discussion of the authenticity of the Exodus myth among them would be rash.

At what point did the Bible, the Torah or the Alcoran come to paint other Africans – in this case the ancient Egyptians – as enslavers of their fellow Africans – the Hebrew?

Over the years, the Judaic faiths would show that the intentions that clearly inform their adherence to the Exodus story is not one that is founded in any scientific study of the historical facts. It is one that is rather bent on a clear ideal – to inform the religious followers of the doctrines of Yahweh – one of the Hebrew gods of antiquity – that they alone are the ‘chosen people,’ and perhaps they alone have the license to freely hold the world in its awe.

That awe would come to mean much more. Violence! It would precipitate into terror, as the doctrines of Yahweh would quickly entice its European and Middle Eastern followers – who, albeit, hungry for conquest and dying to stamp the African-influenced world with their idiosyncrasies – would gather the indecency needed to rout and loot the rest of the world in the name of Christ, Yahweh, or Allah.

Psycho-political analysts in Africa have maintained that the symbolic calibration of the tale of Exodus, although now widely regarded as an extraordinary fabrication, was entirely an attempt to define the Hebrew and hence the followers of Yahweh as apart from their African ancestry.

Through this excision, today’s claimants re-forged the Hebrew as a non-African ethnicity that could only have come to live in ancient Egypt through Joseph – a man who the story claims to have come to live in Egypt because he was sold by his own brothers into slavery.

In this way, the new followers of Yahweh, whence they came, sought to (1) redefine Hebrew identity as not only non-African, but morally superior and (2) to give its non-African followers, who perhaps through skin color could not identify as African or Hebrew, the license to claim Hebrew ancestry notwithstanding, and claim themselves equal bloodline partakers in the doctrines of the Yahweh exceptionalism fad.

That doctrine has also succeeded in defining the excesses of nineteenth century European Evangelist attitudes manifested in savior tropes across Hollywood, the Ku Klux Klan, the German Nazi Regime, American slavery and which still stokes the twentieth century American exceptionalism ideal. No doubt.

The story generally goes that Moses was ‘chosen’ by Yahweh and given the singular task of leading the Hebrew out of bondage in ancient Egypt after some four hundred years of a slavery which they would describe as on par with the extremes of seventeenth – nineteenth century American enslavement of Africans.

This makes the premise of Exodus patently false. And what follows is equally disconcerting.

As a historical fact, Kemet, which the Bible, the Torah and the Alcoran would refer to as Egypt, since this is how the Greeks referred to it, was not a civilization known at any point in its more than 4,000 year illustrious history, to have relied on slave labor as we knew it during American slavery.

Archeologists and historians would show that Africa’s ancient construction workers in Kemet at the least, were a mix of skilled artisans and temporary workers who took great pride in their craft. Graffiti found near the most famous Egyptian monuments suggest that workers even assigned humorous names to their crews, like the Drunkards of Menkaure or the Friends of Khufu.

Even though workers and the general populace in Kemet regarded the pharaoh as a God, Egyptian workers still engaged in protests for better working conditions. A famous example in 1200 BCE, during the reign of Ramses III, shows laborers involved in a defiant protest. The builders of the necropolis at Deir el-Medina who having been denied their usual payment of grain, organized one of the first recorded strikes in history. The demonstration took the form of a sit-in: The workers forced their way into Temples and refused to leave until their grievances were heard. Ramses III gave in and the workers received their overdue rations.

Hence, the harrowing descriptions of Jewish slavery in Exodus can only be fathomed as hooking on to a myth about slave labor in ancient Egypt that never was.

The idea that slaves built the Pyramids in Kemet at the crack of a whip was first conjured by the Greek historian, Herodotus in 500 BCE. Most trusted historians now dismiss it as myth. In circumspect, the ancient Egyptians were certainly not averse to keeping servants, who they mostly engaged for extra hands on the field and also for domestic help.

But Exodus, on that hand alone, holds to discredit Kemet’s traditions and her unparalleled reputation for upholding civil and human rights. Exodus distorts the example that this African civilization set for the rest of the world and which almost any new civilization that arose from the dust intended to follow for millennia.

Hence, the storyline of Exodus at its core seeks only to willfully and dishonestly implicate ancient Africa in a Hebrew slavery that never happened. That Moses was the redeemer who was sent by Yahweh to save the Hebrew from Kemet’s horrid exploitation all together seem a real attempt to define, albeit fraudulently, a new Hebrew people whose origins do not square with the original Hebrew in Africa.

Fair enough. As with any indictment, the story of Exodus should be held to the Sun, but it has been scorched into thin air. How about the people who still hold it dear to heart? Can reason change some minds among those who might still claim they are descended from the original Hebrew?

A well-known Israeli writer, Tom Segev, in his book titled, “When and How Was the Jewish People Invented?” Segev examines the existential significance of the story of Exodus. He concludes that even the term Jewish never existed. At the least, only a Hebrew tradition did, and the exile that is the Exodus, so artfully scripted, never happened.

Furthermore, the story itself when it is held up to the scientific methods of mainstream history and archaeology, seem overly indulgent without prescribing any objective narrative from which to glean any meaningful chronological information. Exodus, in the pure sense of the Biblical story, is an entirely fictional narrative put together between 800 – 500 BCE.

Of course, both today’s Christian and Jewish literalists will not accept the scientific evidence. But since when have they considered the scientific method as an unbiased paradigm for truth seeking? People of the Judaic faiths still believe, in spite of all historical evidence that the world is only 6,000 years old! A fantastical proclamation.

In addition, evidence of the fabrication of Exodus is supported by innumerable issues raised by the Velikovsky’s and Rohl’s alternate chronologies. The entirety of their findings is beyond the scope of this article, and I will not attempt to indulge you.

But if you may oblige me, the conclusions reached show that despite being regarded in Judaism as the primary factual historical narrative of the origin of the religion, culture and ethnicity, Exodus is considered by scholars as having been compiled around 800 BCE from stories dating possibly as far back as 1300 BCE, with further polishing in 600 BCE, as a theological and political manifesto to unite a group of people seeking to identify with a Hebrew ancestry.

This assertion is confirmed by another source which I provide here willfully: a book by Israel Finklestein and Neil Asher Silberman, titled, ‘The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology’s New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts.’

Archaeologists from the 19th century onward became more frustrated and even bemused not to find any evidence whatsoever for the events of Exodus. By the 1970s, archaeologists had largely given up regarding the Bible as any use at all as a tour or field guide in Middle Eastern affairs.

The question turned research to a more profound undertaking: How did the Jews come by this fabrication? Why would they trace their ancestry to the original Hebrew? Still baffling, why would they seek to dislodge that ancestry out of Africa?

In another book by Dever, William G., in 2002, What Did the Biblical Writers Know and When Did They Know It? The archaeological evidence of local Canaanite, rather than ancient Egyptian origins of the kingdoms of Judah and Israel is overwhelming, and leaves “no room for an Exodus from Egypt or a 40‐year pilgrimage through the Sinai wilderness.”

The culture of the earliest Israelite settlements – now regarded as tribes of the original Hebrew people – is Canaanite, their cult objects are of the Canaanite god El, the pottery is in the local Canaanite tradition, and the alphabet is early Canaanite. Almost the sole marker distinguishing Israelite villages from Canaanite sites is an absence of pig bones.

The Canaanites were African. The original Hebrew were Africans who shared in the same culture and traditions, except according to the Hebrew god, Yahweh, pigs were unclean farm animals for consumption.

This is not new in African culture. Almost all African ethnic groups have taboos. Some would ban eating snails, others would ban eating foxes or dogs. The Hebrew taboo of not eating pork is a common African custom that cuts across a number of ethnic groups.

The findings were astonishing to the European and the American elite who had grown found of the Judaic foundations of their adopted Christianity. African historians have always examined the Exodus text with caution at best and disbelief at worst.

Even the text that is referred to as Genesis in the Judaic faiths leaves much to be desired.

In Yoruba-Ewe, the Ifa cosmology, states that Obatala molded man out of red earth and Olodumare gave him the breath of life. This cosmology was inherited from the Nubian in the same way that the ancient Egyptian cosmology of Khnum, who molded man on a potter’s wheel equally emerges.

Similarly striking but not necessarily surprising, is the original Hebrew cosmology, Adam [man] was created out of the earth and given the breath of life.

Furthermore, the term ‘Israel’ has now been deciphered. It stems from Isis-Ra-El. Isis was the ancient Egyptian mother Goddess, Ra was the Sun God and El was the Canaanite God represented by the planet Saturn. Saturday would become the Sabbath. African history would show that the first priest of this combination of ancient gods, was referred to as Israel and his followers, Israelites. The rest would be fiction.

Thus Hebrewism itself, in its entirety is an offshoot of the Ancient Egyptian religion, which in tend originated from its Nubian source. It is clear that these ancient African religions which still survive today, through Vodu and the like, have been repacked into Judaism, then Christianity and Islam. The repackaging has gone on as far as Buddhism, Hinduism, Shintoism, Zoroastrianism, Taoism, and other -isms.

It is now considered plausible that the Canaanites who started regarding themselves as the Israelites were joined or led by a small group of Semites, also from Egypt, possibly carrying stories that made it into Exodus. As the tribe expanded, they may have begun to clash with neighbors, perhaps sparking the tales of conflict in Joshua and Judges in the Jewish book.

So who are today’s Jews and how are they related to the original Hebrew, the Canaanites and the Israelites?

The word Jew originated from ‘jeweller’. Some Middle Easterners and Europeans were labelled “Jew” because they seemed to have dominated a business nobody else wanted to do in Central Europe. At a time when there was conflict between Christianity and Islam, these business group adopted the traditions of the Hebrew, now called Judaism, in order to avoid the war and protect their investments.

Thus the Jew, was a strategic business portfolio developed during a time the world was thrown into conflicts between the zealots of both Christianity and Islam who could not comprehend that the tenets of their religions were not sacrosanct, and that they were conjured out of thin air in ancient Egypt, at various times.

Through that understanding, Jesus, who is now referred to as The Christ, having spent most of his upbringing in Kemet, and partaken in learning about the maturity and morality of ancient Egyptian religions, like Vodu, sought to revolutionize the perversions of the religious doctrines of the newly adopted followers of Isis, Ra and El.

Jews never originated from Palestine. Palestine was African, a colony of ancient Egypt. The only verifiable evidence of one of the oldest Hebrew communities in the world are the Falasha of Ethiopia. They, like most Africans, were shocked after reading the Jewish book, and the Bible, that some Europeans have come to call themselves descendants of Israel.

Though there are middle-eastern Hebrews who had contact with African Hebrews, called “Sephardic Jews,” in Southern Spain, the Ashkenazis got into Judaism by mere adoption than anything else. Today they dominate the Zionist Movements across the globe.

William Dever, an archaeologist normally associated with the more conservative end of Syro-Palestinian archaeology, has labeled the question of the historicity of Exodus “dead.” Israeli archaeologist Ze’ev Herzog provides the current consensus view on the historicity of the Exodus:

“The Israelites never were in Egypt. They never came from abroad. This whole chain is broken. It is not a historical one. It is a later legendary reconstruction—made in the seventh century [BCE]—of a history that never happened.”

The Israelites never came from abroad. They had always been in Africa putting to rest the plot of Joseph.

The truth can nevertheless be very painful. That is possibly why, people continue to die fighting for and believing in lies. Perhaps, like the Christ, zealots of the Judaic faiths can spend time in Africa, spend time with Vodu, or the Ifa, and rediscover the indefatigable universal foundations of their all-so-perverted religions. The truth is out and we are escaped.

For those who are in Satan’s Synagogue will come and bow at our feet – oh they will come – and they will realize that we have always been loved. They claim they are Hebrew, but they are lying (The New African Standard Translation, The Biblia).

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Amenuti Narmer
Narmer Amenuti (Dances With Lions) was born by The River, deep within the heartlands of Ghana, in Ntoaboma. He is a Public Intellectual from the Sankoré School, a Temple of the African Prophetic Tradition. He remains the only surviving speaker of Vebantu, the Ancestral Tongue to most West African languages. As a Culture Critic from the Sankoré School (of Critical Theory) and a Guan Rhythmmaker, he is a dilettante, a dissident and a gadfly, and he eschews promotional intellectualism. He maintains strict anonymity and invites intellectuals and lay people alike to honest debate. He reads every comment. ~ Success Corrupts; Usefulness Exalts! ~ Narmer!

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  1. Seriously we need to put this original story of the Hebrew on CNN and then have some Jewish people today to respond to it. But really, I think they already know since the author does cite Jewish scholars who critique the history.

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