This word is used in SyriaLebanonand Egyptbut is not consistently applied to any one game, and has been used for backgammon in the ancient near east. Mancala is a game that first appeared in Africa, and later, the ancient near east.
It has been assumed by contemporary seminary trained doctors of divinity that the Ethiopian of years ago is the same as today, as if to say the demographics remained static.
We in Christian Identity respectfully disagree. The key to the identity of the Ethiopian eunuch is to find out who the inhabitants of Ethiopia in New Testament times really were.
Many Judeo-Christian publishers gloss the Ethiopian as an arbitrary African Negro without much historical accuracy.
History is replete with examples of territories changing in racial make-up via wars, famines, migrations etc. Egypt is a good example aksumite writing a book determining the racial identity of an Egyptian, depending on the time period.
The history of Ethiopia is one of several important kingdoms that are basically unknown to Christendom, e. These territories provided fertile soil for the missionary efforts of the early Christian church. The Apostle Matthew spent much of his time fulfilling the Great Commission in the most unknown Christian empire of them all: This is what the World Book Encyclopedia has to say about this empire: It was the ancestor of Ethiopia.
It became important about 50 A. Aksum grew rich and powerful because of Adule, its port on the Red Sea. Adule was a world trading center. Aksumite kings built impressive forts, palaces and granite monuments. During the s, King Ezana defeated the state of Meroe.
Ezana became famous for making Christianity the state religion. Aksum declined after the Persians conquered Arabia in the late s. During the s, the Muslims conquered the Persians and stopped the flow of settlers who had come to Aksum from southern Arabia.
As a result, the Christians of Aksum were surrounded by non-Christians. Judith a descendent of Cainconceived a plan to murder all members of the royal family of Aksum descendents from King Solomon of Israel and the Queen of Sheba of southern Arabia.
During and after this reign of terror, this once powerful Christian kingdom fell into insignificance. Later, in the s Negro tribes called Galla moved into the ancient land and ravaged, pillaged, and burnt enormous areas, destroying countless treasures contained in the churches and irreplaceable old manuscripts.
Thus, once the second largest Christian nation of its time, Aksum became a wasteland, and its heritage forgotten and ignored. The forgotten history of the kingdom of the African Nile has caused many modern day Christian Bible students to make a major assumption that is totally incorrect: But this popular assumption is not correct for the following reasons: Negroes do not have a sunburned look.
It is white people who tan from sun exposure and therefore were the original Ethiopians according to archaic etymology. A similar exegesis is found in the Song of Solomon. The Ethiopian eunuch had been to Jerusalem to do what only an Israelite could do, i. Who was allowed to worship in the Temple?
Could a non-Israelite enter the Court of Israel and worship in the Temple, especially in the time right after the death of Christ? Consider what happened to the Apostle Paul when he stirred up all the people by bringing Greeks into the Temple, and they were going to kill him for it Acts Trophimus, even though he was racially the same as Paul, was considered a heathen, polluting the Temple by his presence.
How then could an Ethiopian Negro who definitely could not be an Israelite have entered into the forbidden, exclusive Temple Court of Israel and worshipped?
The Ethiopian was reading a very expensive scroll of Isaiah. Phillip asked him if he knew what he was reading, and he said he needed someone to explain. The eunuch had just finished reading the following 3 verses from Isaiah What people are all the preceding pronouns in caps referring to?
Isaiah was writing about providing atonement for Israel. This is, no doubt, what Philip explained to the Ethiopian eunuch. If any assumptions are to be made, it is fair to think that the eunuch probably helped Matthew to establish churches in an area with a rich Christian heritage which is all but forgotten today.
The preceding study is a typical treatment of rightly dividing the Word of God and harmonizing it with the rest of scriptures from a Christian Identity perspective. We cannot ignore secular history as it relates to His Story of divine revelation.of Ethiopia, where Aksum was located, is home to millions of Christians.
Aksumite InnovationsThe inscription on Ezana’s stele is written in Ge’ez, the language brought to Aksum by its early Arab inhabitants.
Aside from Egypt and Meroë, Aksum was the only ancient African kingdom known to have developed a written language. Aksum flourished for over half a millennium, producing a rich culture that created in the great stelae of Aksum some of the most spectacular monuments of the ancient world. Unfortunately, little is known about other aspects of Aksumite culture.
If is often said that, “If you can’t read the book you want, you gotta write it,” and writing it is exactly what I did in “Reflections of the History of the Abyssinian Orthodox Tewahdo Church.” It was an intellectual as well as a personal quest; I had a burning desire to know the story of.
Afro-Asiatic languages, also called Afrasian languages, formerly Hamito-Semitic, Semito-Hamitic, or Erythraean languages, languages of common origin found in the northern part of Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and some islands and adjacent areas in Western Asia.
About Afro-Asiatic languages are spoken today by a total of approximately million people. From one point of view South Africans cannot boast about building Axum, KMT, or Timbuktu, because they, as a group, played no role in it.
The only ‘race” in Ancient Egypt that built the pyramids was the Egyptians themselves. Aksum: An African Civilisation of Late Antiquity was first published in Some errors me in the writing of this book, and in my Aksumite studies in general, came from the Twenty-Seven Foundation and the Spalding Trust; to these organisations I am extremely.