Igbo Jews – Igbo is originated from where (Israel) – I frequently write very nice and wonderful things about the Igbo people of Nigeria’s Southeast, since the Igbos are a people I much admire. You may disagree, but I feel they are the most brilliant and enterprising Black African ethnic nationality on the earth.
I’ve already written on their apprenticeship system, which has generated more millionaires per capita than Harvard, Yale, or Oxford universities.
According to American economist Robert Neuwirth, the Igbos in Alaba Market generate $4 billion ( 2 trillion) every year. Consider it for a moment. 10,000 Igbos create more internal revenue than the aggregate revenue of the 19 Northern Nigerian states. To put this in context, Kaduna earned 44 billion IGR last year, which was recognized by the Northern Governors Forum.
The Igbo are indeed a remarkable force of nature.
However, writing the truth about the Igbo is difficult since they are highly sensitive about their history. In this way, they are not exceptional. Many Northern Nigerian ethnic groups share this historical sensitivity, therefore it’s no wonder that history was eliminated from Nigeria’s public school curricula.
According to my observations, the Yoruba of the Southwest are more objective about history, even when it does not go as planned.
So, knowing this, I fear to write what follows. However, the reality is sour.
The Igbo people of Nigeria have a deep-seated belief that they are of Hebrew Jewish heritage. They claim their culture and color as evidence. Are they, however, correct?
The reality is that there are elements of Black African culture in Jewish culture, and the reason for this is not difficult to understand. A Black African taught Moses Judaism. Here are some basic facts about Moses that explain why Black African culture is prominent in Jewish culture:
Africa is the first place referenced by name in the Bible (Genesis 2:13)
* Moses encountered God in Africa. * Moses married a Black African woman (Numbers 12:1). * Her Black father was his tutor (Exodus 18:24). (Exodus 4:25).
Picking and choosing a few cultural commonalities to base your Hebrew heritage on is not a viable option. Let me give you an example.
In all (and I mean ALL) pre-colonial Black African communities, if an elder brother marries a bride and dies without having children, his younger brother must marry his widow, and their first kid must be the deceased brother’s son.
This is a Black African civilization that predates European contact. Nonetheless, it is seen in Deuteronomy 25:5-6.
It is neither Igbo or any other African culture that sprang from Judaism. Rather, Jewish culture evolved from Black African civilization.
Yoruba culture is more similar to Jewish culture than Igbo culture in terms of cultural similarities. And Ijebu culture is the most similar to Jewish culture.
The skill of divination revealed to Aaron by Moses through the Urim and Thummim in Exodus 28:30 is the same as the Yoruba culture of divining. The only difference is that the Jewish High Priest uses his Urim and Thummim to divine the will of the most high God (whose Name I know but will not reveal out of respect), whereas the Yoruba utilize divination beads to divine the will of Ifa.
The titles Urim and Thummim, as well as Ifa, seem enigmatic. Let me explain it to you. It is merely a game of chance. Urim and Thummim are divining lots, and if you’ve ever seen a Nollywood movie, you’ll know what the local doctor tosses on the ground is also a divining lot.
David was remembered as a good king because he used divination on a regular basis (casting the lot).
This is seen in 1 Chronicles 24:31.
“They also cast lots, as their relatives the descendants of Aaron did, in the sight of King David, Zadok, Ahimelek, and the chiefs of the priestly and Levitical families.” The families of the eldest and youngest brothers were treated equally.”
Divination was used to partition the land of Canaan among the tribes of Israel.
Number 26:55 states:
“However, the land will be split by lot.” They will get their inheritance in accordance with the names of their fathers’ tribes.”
Even in the New Testament, our Lord and Saviour’s followers utilized divination to select a successor to Judas Iscariot.
Acts 1:26 states:
“Then they drew lots, and Matthias won, so he was joined to the eleven apostles.”
Casting lots is a very old and still prevalent tradition among the Jebu or Ijebu people of Nigeria, and the Edekiri people (Yoruba) in particular, as well as among the descendants of Oduduwa. You may not believe me when I say that an Ijebu Ifa priest can trace who stole an item in America. But that doesn’t make him God!
Please keep in mind that the Ijebu are not of the same ethnic origin as the Edekiri (Yoruba).
The Jebu or Ijebu and the Omo Oduduwa, like Jewish priests, employ beaded gems called as Urim and Thumim for divination.
In truth, the name of the Yoruba race’s father, Oduduwa, appears in the Hebrew Scriptures, which we incorrectly refer to as The Bible. Lamurudu was Oduduwa’s father’s name.
When reading Scripture in Hebrew, the father of Oduduwa (the founder of the Yoruba race), Lamurudu, has the same name as Nimrod (Nimrod is referred to as Namurudu in the original Hebrew of Genesis 10:9). Namurudu’s name is thus rendered as Nimrod in the English Bible and Namrud in Arabic). Stop right now and Google this to determine whether I’m telling the truth.
You may argue that Namurudu is not the same as Lamurudu. This is due to your lack of knowledge of Edekiri (Yoruba) etymology.
N and L are interchangeable among Yoruba. For example, if your name is Nimota, some Yoruba will refer to you as Limota. Again, some Yoruba would say ki ni owi (what did you say), whilst others will say ki lo wi (what did you say) (same meaning).
It’s like how some Igbos pronounce Ebele and some say Ebere, both of which imply the same thing (mercy). Or how Imo Igbos pronounce Odiri and other Igbos pronounce Odili, both of which signify the same word (Odilichullkwu-in God’s Hands).
There are several theological and cultural parallels between Ijebu, Yoruba, and Jewish culture, yet you will not find Ijebu or Yoruba claiming to be Jews. Indeed, the current Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, correctly stated that Jewish culture emerged from them rather than vice versa.
I went to Israel to look into it. Many individuals of Igbo heritage are unaware that the idea that the Igbo are a lost tribe of Jews was decided in Israel.
Onyeulor, a Nigerian of Igbo descent, has contacted Israel’s Chief Rabbinate council and an Israeli High Court to pursue the claim of Igbo Jewry, but the claim was denied in both cases.
Israel does not engage in games with vanished Jewish tribes. They are DETERMINED to repopulate the Israeli regions, which some refer to as “occupied territories,” with lost Jewish tribes.
Those who promote the new age thesis of Igbos as lost Jews should remember that Igbos are egalitarian republicans. They have no kings.
Some individuals are pointing to an Igbo Eze. These Ezes are all warrant chiefs that were created by the colonialists.
Igbos were never unified under a single ruler, as the Yoruba had been for millennia under the Ooni of Ife and the Ijebu under the Awujale of Ijebu.
The Obi of Onitsha is the oldest POLITICAL monarchy in Igbo nation, and both this monarchy and the town of Onitsha were formed by soldiers from the ancient Benin kingdom. Do not become enraged and disrespect me. Find a genuine Onitsha son of the earth and approach him. Many cities were built by Benin immigrants, stretching from modern-day Benin to Onicha Ugbo, Onicha Olona, Ogwashi Ukwu, Onicha Ukwu, and Asaba.
That is why you have different ‘Igbos’ with names like Obaigbena, Irabor, Iyasere, and so on. All of these are Bini names.
The argument I’m trying to make is that, unlike the Jews, the Igbos are not monarchical.
I toured throughout Ethiopia eight times in 2019 and discovered the Beta Yisra’el, who were Jews who fled Israel with Menelik, King Solomon’s son with Makeda, Queen of Sheba, who visited him in reports preserved in 1 Kings 10:1-13.
I also visited Israel, where I met the Beta Yisra’el in their Tel Aviv headquarters. They currently number 130,000 in Israel, but this is a new trend. Until 1982, nearly all of the Beta Yisra’el lived in Ethiopia.
During the Aliyah in the 1980s and 1990s, they were transported to Israel.
The strange thing is that in 1848, these Black Ethiopian Jews wrote to European Jews, inviting them to join them in restoring a physical entity named Israel.
Why? What gave them the faith that such a ridiculous notion could be realized? Please read Isaiah 11:11. That verse is translated as follows in the King James Version:
“And it shall come to pass in that day that the Lord shall set his hand a second time to reclaim the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the sea islands.”
You might be perplexed by the term Cush. So, let us read it again in a fresh version:
“On that day, the Lord will extend his hand a second time to gather the remnant of his people – those who remain in Assyria and northern Egypt; in southern Egypt, Ethiopia, and Elam; in Babylonia, Hamath, and all the far coastlands.”
The term Cush means “Black,” and it relates to the African continent, notably the territories around Sheba, which is the ancient name for Abyssinia, which is the old name for Ethiopia.
The Beta Yisra’el were aware of this prophesy and awaited its fulfillment for nearly two thousand five hundred years.
It was accomplished today when the Beta Yisra’el returned to Israel.
Let me end by saying that no force in heaven, earth, or beneath the earth can prevent Israel from associating with authentic Hebrew Jews and relocating them to Aretz Israel.
In case any of you are unaware, the nation of Israel is so adept at tracing ancestors that they do not rely solely on historical sources. They currently use sophisticated DNA testing, and they are the world’s leader in this field. If they locate the lost tribe of Israel, they will prove it with documentary and DNA proof, love them, and bring them to Israel. Accept yourself for who you are. Be proud of yourself.
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