Hebrewisms of West Africa has 19 ratings and 2 reviews. Yecheilyah said: I initially rated this book a 5. Coming back to it for some research I am doing. From Egypt to Niger, but we can extend to Guineas and Cap Verde – the Horn of Africa -, a strong Hebrew influence that is not easy to conceive. In the Dial Press of New York published a book by Joseph J. Williams entitled Hebrewisms of West Africa: From Nile to Niger with the.

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And we Hebrew writers, we who write and feel in our biblical tongue, have recognized at once that this so-called Phoenician language is nothing less than Hebrew-a pure Hebrew dialect, nearly the same as was spoken in the country of Israel in the days before the Aramaic, before the Masora came to fix its orthographic rules artificially.

Given the historical context in which it was written it did not behoove the author to give any credit to blacks, particularly those in America.

But the desert has a long memory. Kevin Daniel rated it it was amazing Dec 09, Bobby Afrjca rated it it was amazing Dec 25, They also apply the term Yahoodee to the Hebrew or Jewish tribes, whether native Africans or not, who inhabit Maroa, some parts of Fillany, and the neighborhood of Timbuctoo.


Sign in or Create an account. I was very young when I read it the first time.

Hebrewisms of West Africa: From the Nile to Niger with the Jews – Joseph J. Williams – Google Books

Sunday, January 17, Book Review. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In most cases these Hebrews by race and Mussulmans by faith seek to hide their origin, which has become a burden to them. How many of them might still hold some Jewish customs here is another question. And from West Africa the Hebrews made their way to the Americas in slave ships, a point Williams does not bring out.

Mussulmans though they are, they still retain customs which point to their Jewish origin, while some still marry only within the tribe. As persecuted communities, they were rather more in danger than other Negroes of being raided by war parties and sold as slaves.

But regardless, there is much that I have gleaned from this book as indicated by the review.

All prices are in USD. Yahoodee simply implies Jews, the tribes of Jews, etc. Trivia About Hebrewisms of Wes It I don’t buy it. His unbelief is hung on the reliability of it.


Oct 07, Averill rated it liked it. Published May 1st by Kessinger Publishing first published December No trivia or quizzes yet.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. L Abdulsalam rated it it was amazing Oct 13, While I still hope people will take a chance on it I do understand now why some are hesitant.

Williams entitled Hebrewisms of West Africa: Cheriet Jordan rated it it was amazing Dec 23, Write your review here: Maleeck rated it really liked it Dec 02, Denis Eyong rated it it was amazing May 31, This is a new release of the original edition. First, I would like to point out that a people when enslaved are forced to adapt the religion and culture of their captors.

To give a weak look at the potential of magical wandering Hebrews. Kweli rated it it was amazing Dec 01, Ronald marked it as to-read Apr 29, Dwaayo marked it as to-read Aug 02, From Nile to Niger with the Jews. Paperbackpages.

Awajoe marked it as to-read Oct 09, Hebrewisms of West Africa by Joseph J. What I love and have always loved is the evidence it provides on the Hebrew customs and traditions practiced by many African Tribal Nations.