How did the Hebrews turn White? Parfitt, Black Jews in Africa and the Americas, 162. So at the time when Whites were destroying vestiges of Black history, they had no access to the Assyrian artifacts. Study the book of Hebrews with one of the most trusted Bible commentators in history, Matthew Henry.
These figures were commonly called Black Jews in their lifetimes, but later generations carrying on their traditions have gravitated towards Hebrew Israelite or simply Israelite. We know the pronunciation does not matter, because the Greek of the New Testament pronounces it differently than the Hebrew of the Old Testament, confirming that God did, in fact, give his people this name.
And faithful Israelites are those circumcised in their hearts, those who have trusted in the Messiah. The Black Hebrew Israelites is one group that has infiltrated black communities to preach a gospel that is contrary to Scripture. If you are an American, then that's what you are, and that is the culture you need to justify yourself in, unless of course you have sentiments about religions with actual African roots, such as Santeria, Obeah, Quimbanda, or Louisiana Voodoo.
The ancestors of today's Jews are not Israelites but are Khazarians. They are much maligned by the African American Christian establishment, though they take literally the symbolic identification of the traditional black church with the plight of the enslaved Israelites in the Bible.
Individuals may also self-identify as a Hebrew Israelite without officially belonging to one branch or congregation. Spiritual Israelites have their citizenship registered is the New Jerusalem in heaven. Parfitt, Black Jews in Africa and the Americas, 83-84. In addition it is possible to detect a separation between North African and sub-saharan populations, with the Neolithic Saharan population from Hasi el Abiod and the Egyptian Badarian group being closely affiliated with modern Negroid groups.
However, just as the early church birthed theologians and apologists to respond to these new challenges, African Americans have come to a point in their history where there is a need for a response to teachings that have capitalized on their vulnerability.
3. Most writers, however, agree in stating that once a disease, which horribly disfigured the body, broke out over Egypt; that king Bocchoris, seeking a remedy, consulted the oracle of Hammon, and was bidden to cleanse his realm, and to convey into some foreign land this race detested Israelites by the gods.
According to Greek historians Homer and Herodotus, the inhabitants of the following territories were Ethiopians: The Sudan, Egypt, Arabia, Palestine, Western Asia, and India which would include the Shemetic Israelites who inhabited the lands of Egypt and Palestine.
They just can't believe that these blond and Nordic Israelitish prisoners (mistakenly called Amorites), captured by Pharaoh could be Israelites. The Israelites, while dispersed throughout Africa, were first enslaved by Hamitic Africans, who sold them to the Arabs.
From around the the 1890s to the mid 1960s, the leaders mentioned above were most commonly called Black Jews. We have been made to believe that the Hebrews and Egyptians of the bible where white people. I ended up studying the bible and black history. The Assyrians under Shalmaneser V conquered the northern Kingdom of Israel , destroyed its capital of Samaria and sent many Israelites into exile and captivity.