For those who wonder how scholars conclude that the Biblical Israelites ended up in Africa from Israel?
And have you ever wondered what happened that exiled the Hebrews out of the land of Israel for good in the first place? And why the final exile is not taught?
70 AD was Israel’s third and final exile from their homeland, and also marked the end of Israel as a nation. It wasn’t until after the kingdom of Israel split in 930 BC (1 Kings 11:31-32) that Israel started to be taken captive by other nations.
Here are Israel’s three exiles as recorded:
1) In 722 BC, after the kingdom of Israel split into two kingdoms: the northern kingdom, called Israel or Samaria (ten tribes), and the southern kingdom, called Judah and then Judea in the New Testament (two tribes), Israel was crushed by the Assyrians..in which the northern ten tribes were taken into captivity (2 Kings 15:29, 16:9), and are to this day referred to as the “ten lost tribes”. (And they are only called “lost” because mainstream ignores Africa or people looking like Africans.) Which left only the southern kingdom, or Judah.
2) Then in 586 BC, the Babylonians destroyed the first temple and took the southern kingdom called Judah (the “Jews”) into captivity for seventy years, until 516 BC (2 Kings 25:1-26, Dan 1:1). Judah was then released to return home and rebuild the temple. The destruction of the first temple, by the Babylonians, had forced the Jews to become “people of the Book.”
In 63 BC, Jerusalem was captured by Roman general, Pompey. Roman vassal king Herod, the same king who issued the decree to kill all the Hebrew boys when he found out that Jesus had been born (Matt 2:1-21), started to ruled the land of Israel (scholars don’t agree on how long Herod ruled), but Rome ruled for 376 years – until 313 AD.
3) It was during this time that the third and final exile for Israel took place – in 70 AD.
This is basically what history recorded:
Gessius Florus loved money and hated Jews.
The term “Jews” was short for people living in Judea, or the southern kingdom of Israel, called Judah. Judea is the Latin/Roman adaptation for Judah.
** NOTE: In the Bible, “Jew” DID NOT mean JUDAISM. It is the Hebrew word “Yehudah” – which means “Judah” or descendants of Judah – called Judaites. It was a family. [Strong’s H3064]
In the context of this post, it was the families (tribes) of southern kingdom of Israel (Benjamin, Judah and some of Levi). But Jew was NOT and never referred to Judaism in any way in the Bible. The term “Judaism” did not exist at the time. That is the confusion of today – and it is a cunning distraction from the history.
Anyway… back to our talk…
As Roman treasury officer, Florus led Judea, caring little for their religious sensibilities. When tax revenues were low, he seized silver from the temple. Of course the Jews resented this. As the uproar against him grew, in A.D. 66, he sent troops into Jerusalem who massacred 3,600 Hebrew citizens. Florus’s action touched off an explosive rebellion..the first Hebrew revolt – that had been sizzling for some time. But the very first revolt was victorious for the Jews at Masada, a hunk of rock overlooking the Dead Sea. Amazingly, they won, slaughtering the Roman army there.
In Jerusalem, the temple captain signified solidarity with the revolt by stopping the daily sacrifices to Caesar. Soon all Jerusalem was in an uproar, expelling or killing the Roman troops. Then all Judea was in revolt; then Galilee.
Cestius Callus, the Roman governor of the region, marched from Syria with twenty thousand soldiers. He besieged Jerusalem for six months, yet failed. He left six thousand dead Roman soldiers, not to mention weaponry that the Hebrew defenders picked up and used. Emperor Nero then sent Vespasian, a decorated general, to quell the Judean rebellion. Vespasian put down the opposition in Galilee, then in Transjordan, then in Idumea (land of Edom). He circled in on Jerusalem. But before the coup de grace, or finishing blow, Nero died.
Vespasian became emperor, then appointed his son Titus to conduct the war.
By now, Jerusalem was isolated from the rest of the nation, and factions within the city fought over strategies of defense. As the siege wore on, people began dying from starvation and plague. The high priest’s wife, who once basked in luxury, scavenged for crumbs in the streets.
Meanwhile the Romans employed new war machines to hurl boulders against the city walls. Battering rams assaulted the fortifications. The Hebrews fought all day and struggled to rebuild the walls at night. Eventually the Romans broke through the outer wall, then the second wall, and finally the third wall. Still the African/Hebrew warriors fought, scurrying to the temple as their last line of defense.
That was the end for the valiant Hebrew warriors and for the temple. Hebrew historian Flavus Josephus recorded that Titus wanted to preserve the temple, but his soldiers were so angry at the Jews that they burned it.
The Jews who didn’t escape were slaughtered or sold as slaves.
When you truly research this, you will see that in each of the 3 exiles, the escaping Jews are recorded as fleeing to Egypt, which is Africa.
So, where are they now? The Bible and secular history, places God’s chosen people in Africa as early as the 8th century BC. And therefore has been migrating throughout Africa since then. As well as all the times Israel is recorded as taking temporary refuge in Egypt, or Africa.
I’ll stop right here…but much more can be found throughout world’s Best Kept Secret’s page, realbkacktruth.com.
But this is the historical record of the Hebrews or “Jews” actual exile from Israel and their journey into Egypt and on throughout Africa.
And as for our ancestors, the warriors who were captured and transported from Africa’s west coast in the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade..and who has been shown to be the descendants of the Biblical Israelites, – this is how they ended up on Africa’s west coast, from Israel.
“The Great Roman-Jewish War: A.D. 66-70” by the ancient historian Flavius Josephus;