A few of you on here give the Europeans the credit for starting Judaism & call it a "Whitemans Religion" but heres an excerpt from a very famous book that would challenge that:
....This chapter continues in a high degree with the "truth" or "falsehood" of the "Story of Moses" not from the standpoint of his ever existing at all, but as to his indigenous african origin, & the origin of the message he is alleged to have brought to mankind after the Pesach(passover) from western egypt to eastern egypt(Mt. Sinai)
With regards to Moses origin the 2nd book of Moses (Exodust) Chapter 2, verses 16:19 states:
16: Now the priest of Mid'ian had seven daughters; and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.
17: The shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.
18: When they came to their father Reu'el, he said, "How is it that you have come so soon today?"
19: They said, "An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and even drew water for us and watered the flock."
"......an Egyptian delivered us out the hand of the sheperds" etc., is the above declaration. Not a Jew. It should be obvious to anyone that the priest of Mid'ian's daughters reconized Moses as an indigenous African-"an Egyptian"-"a Negro"-"a Bantu".
They recognized him the same as they would have recognized any other Jew in Africa at this period in history. This verse substantiates the indigenous African characteristics of the Haribus (Hebrews or Jews), PROVING at the same instance, that there was no more difference in the physical make-up of the Jews than any other indigenous African of any different religious conviction along the entire Nile Valley civilizations(from present day Uganda to the Mediterranean Sea).
___Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan
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